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· January, 2010

Stories about Development from January, 2010

13 January 2010

Kenya: During severe drought, a role model emerges

Conversations for a Better World

People, crops and animals throughout Kenya are suffering from a prolonged drought. One young woman's thoughts are to the future and how to better build her community.

12 January 2010

Azerbaijan: Reflections

Caucasus: Society, sex and the dating game

Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, hopes that new freedoms would quickly replace the old have often been dashed by the re-emergence of traditional practices. Largely kept suppressed by...

7 January 2010

The Year that Was in Madagascar : Part III

Mialy reviews the final weeks of 2009 in Madagascar in the last of a three-part series.

Rwanda: Kigali to become first hot spot African city

6 January 2010

Caucasus: Unity in Diversity

With three unresolved conflicts and a local media that often self-censors, blogs comment on an online project hoping to break stereotypes by reporting on examples of ethnic groups otherwise in...

Georgia: Tragedy ushers in the New Year

As citizens of Georgia waited in anticipation of the New Year, two high profile scandals were instead set to dampen the holiday spirit. As part of plans to decentralize government,...

Mozambique: Demise of a massive biofuels project

In late December, the Council of Ministers of Mozambique made a significant announcement. A 30,000ha land concession to biofuels firm Procana had been revoked. The case of the Procana project,...

5 January 2010

Bangladesh: Becoming A Service Oriented Nation

South Asia: Looking Back At 2009 (Part 2)

This is the second part of our retrospection of some of the major events, which took place in 2009 in the South Asian countries, seen through the eyes of the...

Azerbaijan: Winter blues

4 January 2010

UAE: Burj Dubai Opens with Twitter Fanfare

Dubai has pulled all the stops to signal the opening of the world's tallest tower - Burj Dubai or Burj Khalifa. The 828 metre (2,717 ft) super tall skyscraper is...

Taiwan: Suhua Freeway Project Deferred

Suhua Freeway Project has been in dispute for more than a decade. On 22 of December, the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) opted for a plan to improve existing...

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