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· November, 2008

Stories about Development from November, 2008

25 November 2008

Malaysia: The Plight of Penan

The Penan tribe, indigenous people of East Malaysia, have taken quite some press and blog space this year. Bloggers react to stories of abuses committed against the Penan Tribe.

24 November 2008

The Yellow Humvee Saga – A conclusion.

Syria: A Blogosphere Divided

The Syrian blogsphere has been embroiled in a heated debate over the weekend. It is a debate that is quite reflective of some of our modern disagreements as Syrians, over...

Jordan: The Queen's Vlog, Internet Socio-Economics and More

In today's review of the Jordanian blogosphere, Mohammad Azraq links to posts celebrating Queen Rania's latest Vlog, the socio-economic implications of a faster Internet, a new idea for social networking,...

Bahrain: Apartment Blocks

Jordan: Spotlight on Atlantis Opening in Dubai

23 November 2008

Egypt: The InterFaith Conference and Arab Israeli Relations

Saudi Arabia's King Abdulla sat in the same room with Israeli political leaders for the first time ever, during the UN Interfaith conference, held in New York, US. How will...

Saudi Arabia: Dreaming of change

Madagascar: South Korean Land Deal Sparks Controversy

South Korea has just leased half of all the arable land in Madagascar according to the Financial Times. This has stirred quite a debate in the Malagasy blogosphere about land...

20 November 2008

Egypt: Sawiris Takes on Switzerland

Egypt: American University in Cairo's New Campus Sparks Debate

Designed to accommodate 5,500 full-time students and 1,500 faculty and staff, the American University in Cairo's new $400 million, 260-acre campus is technologically advanced and environmentally friendly. Students say that...

Madagascar: Brides-for-Sale just one harsh reality of poverty

Lova Rakotomalala translates the Malagasy blogosphere as it talks about the extremes people can be driven to by poverty.

19 November 2008

Trinidad & Tobago: Flood!

Trinidad and Tobago has been at the receiving end of some heavy rains over the past few days, resulting in severe flood waters that have immobilized commuters, compromised infrastructure and...

Japan: Asia 21 Tokyo Summit

Kazakhstan: Fighting Financial Crisis

China: Protest and Repression at Earthquake Area, Gansu Longnan

According to mainstream news report, around 30 peasants from Wudu(武都) district Dongjiang(東江) town paid a petition visit to the Longnan(隴南) city committee yesterday (17-18 of Nov), but it ended with...

18 November 2008

Egypt Ranks High in Corruption

Technology for Transparency Network

Egypt ranks 115 in Transparency International's Corruption Perception Index, which tracks 180 countries by their perceived levels of corruption, as determined by expert assessments and opinion surveys. The rankings are...

Yellow Humvees and the UN Procurement Scandal

The use of SUVs by UN staff in Nairobi is rankling some bloggers. They are posting pictures on their blogs, and have even created a flickr pool called ‘Kick The...

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