· September, 2006

Stories about Development from September, 2006

Sports, Health and Politics in West Africa

  19 September 2006

We begin this week's blog round-up with sports. The Trials & Tribulations of a Freshly-Arrived Denizen…of Ghana blogs about the selection of a new coach for Ghana's senior national football team, amongst other issues: As the Week Draws to a Close in Accra:: Regulation? What Telephone Regulation?; CAN 2008 is...

Pakistan: Toy Village

  19 September 2006

Shirazi profiles the Toy Village in Pakistan. “Thatta Ghulamka Dhiroka – The Toy Village – is the name of the village in Punjab, about which a lot has been written, about its unique and special concept, -Thatta Kedona is the name under which the handicraft products of the village and...

U.N. reform: when you talk, will they listen?

  18 September 2006

When you talk, will this man listen? Let's find out on Tuesday. What is your opinion of the United Nations? What kind of impact has it had on your country and people? How should it be reformed? Who should lead it? Global Voices is hoping to share your views in...

Knight-Batten Awards: And the winner is…..

  18 September 2006

It was appropriate that, for an award given for innovations in journalism, overseen by J-Lab (the Institute of Interactive Journalism at the University of Maryland), the news came from my colleague Georgia Popplewell at the ceremony in Washington DC via instant message to London and from there out to the...

Malawi: Software Freedom Day

  16 September 2006

Soyapi Mumba on Software Freedom Day in Malawi, “In Malawi, the event is being organised by LinuxChix (Malawi) and Malawi Open Source Society (MOSS) and will include presentations on various Free and Open Source Software topics to be followed by an Install Party.“

Bermuda: Hurricane lessons

  15 September 2006

A Limey in Bermuda cautions against making hasty development decisions in the aftermath of hurricane Florence: “. . . it's perhaps not surprising that some people are calling for power lines to be put underground, a more durable connection to the East End, and a curfew. But do any of...

DRC: Looking for Democracy After Post-Election Clashes

  15 September 2006

The blogosphere takes a look at violent clashes between two presidential candidates that last month gripped Kinshasa for 3 days. Some analyze the causes of the violence, others assign blame. Bloggers also discuss the upcoming presidential runoff andthe results of the legislative elections, while some try to devine the country's...

Cuba: Oil find?

  14 September 2006

Luis M. Garcia is skeptical about reports of large quanities of oil having been found off the coast of Cuba.

Kenya/South Africa: Differences in Banking

  14 September 2006

Bankele, a Kenyan blogger attending a conference in South Africa, observes that “One significant difference between Kenya and South Africa banking is their (SA) recognition that banking is a necessary service which should be affordable.”

Kenya, Film, Development

  14 September 2006

“Let the record show – we have got more stuff together in Africa than the world would like to admit,” writes the Concoction, reflecting on a PBS documentary about a life changing experience of three African-American boys in rural Kenya, The Boys of Baraka.

Peruvian Posts Between August and September

  13 September 2006

Este artículo también está disponible en español. In the time that has passed since my previous compilation of posts, the people of Perú Político have published three summaries of the weekly happenings, which have to do mostly with events from the government's political actors and the opposition. They are: weekly...

Trinidad & Tobago: Alcoa vs. Chatham

  13 September 2006

Jeremy Taylor weighs in on the “ugly confrontation” taking place between the members of a community in south-western Trinidad and a big company attempting to construct an aluminium smelter in the area.

Russia: Murder Over Foreign-Made Car

  12 September 2006

Russia Blog writes about the tragic death of an Omsk journalist and his family: “Ruslan noticed a nice Mitsubishi car parked by a tent, with no potential witnesses around. Driving a foreign-made vehicle was his childhood dream. So he went to the tent and shot Aleksandr Petrov in the face...

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