· June, 2006

Stories about Development from June, 2006

Bahamas, El Salvador: Lessons from El Salvador

  14 June 2006

On the occasion of a visit to the Bahamas by Francisco Flores, former president of El Salvador, Larry Smith offers an overview of the country's recent political history and recently achieved economic success, calling it “a message that many Bahamian leaders are seeking to come to grips with as we...

Trinidad & Tobago: Please stand. . .

  13 June 2006

Echoing the request traditionally given before the national anthem is played, Elspeth Duncan gives the latest video entry on her blog the title “Please Stand. . . . for something”. The video compiles footage from “various protests taking place in Trinidad between late 2005 and early 2006. It represents the...

Bahamas: The state of Eleuthera

  12 June 2006

A visit to the Bahamian island of Eleuthera inspires Lynn Sweeting to write a moving article lamenting the state of the community: “The land and the sea are as beautiful as ever, but there is no creation fire burning anywhere in the neighbourhoods. . . . “

Senegal: Failed Privatization of State Peanut Company

  9 June 2006

Over at Sunuguerte, Forum sur l'Arachide au Senegal, a blog on the peanut industry in Senegal, contributor Moubarak Lo writes (Fr): “[Privatized peanut venture] Sonacos may fail. Because of the role of the peanut as a wealth creator and as a poverty reducer in the rural world, the government must...

Singapore: Singapore as a model for South Korea

  8 June 2006

Jodi at Asiapages wonders if Singapore could serve as a model for South Korea's aspirations to be a international business hub. “What struck me most about Singapore though was how I have heard people talk about how Korea is striving so hard to model itself into something sort of like...

Malaysia: Malaysia vs. Europe

  8 June 2006

A Malaysian politician, currently on a trip to Europe asks on his blog “Why is it Malaysians can match person-to-person the Europeans, but lose out when it comes to nation-to-nation?”

Trindad & Tobago: Looking homeward

  7 June 2006

London-based Trinidadian blogger Seldo grapples with the idea of returning to Trinidad. In his lengthy and eloquent post he asks hard questions of himself and his homeland and contemplates the role a white, privileged, gay Caribbean man can play in shaping his country's destiny.

HIV – Death by Diplomacy

  7 June 2006

Leading African HIV activists and other campaigners from around the world are anxious that previous gains made at the international level five years ago. Olivia Phiri, Zambian blogger at Real Life of a Journalist reports on appeals made to UN Secretary General Kofi Annan. Activists are concerned that the outcome...

Bring the world of Bangla Blogs to GV

  7 June 2006

Bangla or the Bengali language is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world today. It is the official language in Bangladesh and one of the official languages in India, where it is the second most commonly spoken language after Hindi. In India, Bangla is mainly spoken across...

Botswana: Podcast

  7 June 2006

Blogswana publishes its first podcast “The Blogs Must Be Crazy” which gives a background to the project on blogging for AIDS in Botswana

Latest in the Francophone African Blogosphere

  4 June 2006

PAN-AFRICAN For the United States of Africa Le Pangolin is fervently advocating for the dissolution of the current borders that separate African countries and that, he believes, weaken each individual African country: Je suis pour des Etats-Unis d’Afrique par zone géographique ou linguistique, car cela va permettre d’impliquer l’ensemble des...

Mongolian Mining and the Blogs

Mine shaft construction at Oyu Tolgoi, Mongolia, image by Ivanhoe Mines The May 12, passing of Mongolia's windfall profit tax law on copper and gold rocked Mongolia's mining world. The law calls for a 68% tax on gold when the international price is above USD$500/oz and on copper on prices...

Senegal: Blogging Mayor Proposes North-South Talks on Migrations

  2 June 2006

Reflecting on Senegal's drowned migrant crisis and migrations towards the West in general, Robert Sagna, the Mayor of Ziguinchor, Senegal blogs (Fr): “Developed countries (…) build quasi-impenetrable walls through “visas”. Visas (…) are not the right solution. (…) The youth from the South has chosen emigration. It is our responsibility...

Bahamas: Land speculation and fake web sites

  1 June 2006

Larry Smith at the Bahama Pundit blog reports that a fake web site has been set up to divert users away from Bahama Pundit and the articles published there about the Rum Cay development. “It appears that some people think these comments, and later information posted by me, are impacting...

Benin: President's Blog Calls for Citizen Input

  1 June 2006

On his blog, President Boni Yayi announces (Fr) a process he hopes will make Benin competitive: “I have started, with my team, a series of discussions with the daily actors in our key economic sectors. I think that nothing should be done without social collaboration and input. Any announcement made...

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