Stories about Development from January, 2018
Uzbekistan and its Migrants: A Tale of Two Presidents
"People have to look for jobs in other countries because we have not created conditions for them."
UNESCO World Heritage Site at Risk: Bulgarian Government Allows Construction in Pirin, Citizens Protest
Protesters want the controversial decision withdrawn and credible guarantees given that park preservation and the rule of law will be protected -- including the resignation of Environmental Minister Neno Dimov.
Gold Mining Threatens Communities in Macedonia's Agricultural Heartland
"We've given mining concessions on top of water springs to dig out an insignificantly small amount of gold. Someone has decided to poison us with arsenic, sulfuric acid, and cyanide."
Angolans Left Snickering After Post-Launch Glitch in Country's First Satellite
"Launching a satellite into space while on the ground there is no medicine, food, quality education, healthcare worthy of that name...seems to me a terrible irrationality"
Ancient Pond Reconstruction in Kathmandu Stirs Preservation Protests
Kathmandu Valley activists and locals fight to save a revered pond in the heart of Kathmandu which was drained by authorities to allow the reconstruction of an ancient temple.