Stories about Development from June, 2017
"They've finished eating the wild plants and are now going into the villages where there is more vegetation. They eat everything in their path. All plant life is at risk."
"Couldn't believe this is exactly the same beach which I visited last year and my friend was like, man, its so dirty."
"A year after the resettlement, residents only just received power and still do not have running water. They are left to rely on collecting rainwater and deliveries from aid groups."
"This is the end for Turkmenistan. The crisis has reached the country. Now we’ll see the appearance of the Central Asian Venezuela."
Community correspondent Rohini Pawar shares how women in Walhe village in Pune district, Maharashtra, are breaking away from patriarchal cultural practices.
"This incident hits at my identities as a humanitarian, a global public health advocate, a medical doctor, and a Pakistani minority."
A settlement half inhabited and half under-construction is the “solution” offered in Marianao, an illegal neighborhood on the outskirts of Havana.
It has yet to be included in Google Translate, but Odia was the first Indian language to make an appearance on Wikipedia, 15 years ago.
A narrative that exoticizes an African country with no attempt to understand its people tells us more about the writer than it does about the continent.
"Is there anything that regular people like us can do to protect our land? We air complaints to...the media or on social media, but no one dares to stand up."
In a Much-Criticized Display of Wealth, the Angolan President's Son Spent Half a Million Euros at a Charity Auction
"...being the son of who you are, we suspect that this money came out of the state coffers, that is to say it is our money..."
"Of course, sports alone cannot lift a country out of poverty. But they can help inspire social change."
"Pedicabs...provide an essential mobility service for much of South Asia. The industry to produce and manage cycle rickshaws likewise is also a major employment and income source..."