Stories about Development from August, 2021
As the Ukrainian government celebrates 30 years of independence, the reality is that, for many, independence has not brought the prosperity they were promised.
"Today, everything the dammed-up rivers provided – food, water, an income from fishing – is gone."
Venezuelan authorities claim that the strategic partnership with China remains as strong as ever, but they have reaped little economic benefits from it since 2016.
The Middle Corridor, formally known as the Trans-Caspian East-West-Middle Corridor Initiative, reflects Turkey’s dream of building links to China via the Caucasus and Central Asia.
An eight-year-old Hindu boy has become the youngest person ever to be charged under Pakistan's blasphemy laws after he intentionally urinated in an Islamic religious school library.
Bhutan has even been able to help other countries, sending 230,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine to Nepal.
The Olympics has long been a stage for national rivalry. The Tokyo Games demonstrated the effects of the pandemic and the economic crisis on Latin America.
While the Met office warned that “August is likely to be wetter than usual,” no one quite expected the degree of flooding that took place.