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· March, 2008

Stories about Development from March, 2008

Egypt: Face of the Future

“If you want to know the future of humanity, don’t look someplace new. Look someplace old: someplace where dynasties and empires have risen and fallen for thousands of years, someplace...

Burkina Faso: Meningitis, mask dances and a special horse festival

Burkina Faso is the diamond stud near the middle of Africa’s meningitis belt, stretching from Senegal to Ethiopia, containing a population of roughly 300 people. The region’s dusty winds and...

Armenia: Volunteerism

My Stay in Armenia recounts a recent visit to a school where the International Red Cross educated children on humanitarian work and volunteerism. The blog says that the latter in...

Bahamas: Creation Station

“There are none so blind as those who do not see,” writes Nicolette Bethel, as she blogs about Bahamian creativity.

Afghanistan: Women's Day in the Unrest Country

March the Eighth was the International Women's Day, a global celebration of the unsung heroes who make society function. Afghan bloggers noted it was happening, but placed the long struggle...

Hungary: Budapest Airport

Pestiside writes on what it takes to reach Budapest Airport.

Czech Republic: Book on Prague's City Government

Dr. Sean's Diary reviews Martin Horak’s Governing the Post-Communist City, a “study of city government in Prague in the decade following the collapse of communism.”

Tanzania: To quit or not to quit?

Pernille is a well-known blogger from Denmark. She entered the African blogosphere scene when she started working in Uganda and blogging at “I've Left Copenhagen for Uganda”. She is now...

Cuba: No Restrictions?

Child of the Revolution is hesitant to regard the news that “Cubans will be able to buy a range of electronic consumer goods without restrictions” as a sign of political...

China: Nansha Oil Refinery Campus

Buchong visited the planned construction site of an giant oil refinery campus at Nansha, a river mouth peninsular at Zhujiang delta [zh]. The villagers are looking forwarded for the construction,...

Tajikistan: Hunger to Replace Cold and Darkness

Tajikistan is a small country with big problems. The nation, particularly the rural population, is still suffering from energy crisis, but yet another crisis is going to embrace it very...

China: Whose Congress?

"I come to understand ---- when a worker from the bottom of the society presents himself before the public as a delegate, he will involuntarily turn into a decoration instead...

Africa: Role of African languages in development

What is the role of African languages in development?: “I've been e-mailing some non-governmental organizations involved in African development about the role of African languages in their work. This is...

Zimbabwe: Landlord's rules

These are landlord's rules in Zimbabwe: “Rule number 6 reads, “Never do laundry in the tub. Use the outside sink. Hang clothes with pegs, never without. Use the line near...

Video HUB: Protecting women activists’ rights around the world

Witness' The HUB Beta brings us three videos recorded at the "Human Rights for Women; Human Rights for All" event, where 3 strong women who defend other women´s rights speak...

Russia: Relations With Germany; Arms Sales

Siberian Light writes about the future of the Russian-German relationship – and about an apparent competition between Russia and the United States in the arms supply market.

Ukraine: Investment Summit

Moscow Rules blogs the 4th Ukrainian Investment Summit – here and here.

Azerbaijan: Disneyland

As if plans to construct a hotel bearing an uncanny resemblance to the Death Star weren't enough, Carpetblogger reports that rumors are circulating in Baku that the Azerbaijani capital is...

Armenia: Economic Fallout

The Armenian Economist examines the possible economic impact of post-election unrest in Armenia. The blog likens the situation to that following the disputed 1996 presidential election and says that depreciation...

Hong Kong: Old District

Chow and suedevil took a video showing the culture and landscape of Kwun Tong old district in Hong Kong. The district would be redeveloped into a shopping mall campus in...

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