Stories about Development from June, 2007
Algeria: Help Feed Children
Algerian Chef Zedi calls upon his readers to join the fight against global poverty by helping feed children.
Ghana: benefits of telecom liberalization
The benefits of Telecom liberalization in Ghana: “Prices have fallen drastically since, with some networks offering starter packs with very wide coverage for as low as 15,000 Ghanaian Cedis (less than $2). Junior Secondary School graduates can now access their high school placement on their mobile phones.:”
Kenya: problem with free primary education
Alexcia argues that the the free primary education initiative in Kenya is stuck in antiquity with no market driven input.
More on iSummit Dubrovnik 2007
Global Voices author Renata Avila adds another timely update to proceedings at the iCommons Summit in Croatia. There is commentary from non-English speaking sources, which has helped close the information gap for those whose first language is not English.
Kuwait: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
This week's Kuwaiti blog posts swing from good to bad .. sometimes just plain ugly, writes Abdullatif AlOmar. In good news, read how Filipinos in the Emirate celebrated their country's national day; in the bad see how Kuwaiti women are now banned from working after 8pm and in the ugly news, check out the horrible destiny of a police dog.
Bahrain: Don't Press ‘Forward’, Press ‘Search’
What do Bahrainis think of conspiracy theories? How pleased are they with the services their ministries offer and the statements coming out of their ministers' mouths? And what does a Bahraini studying in Japan have in common with a homeless man? To answer these questions read this week's review of Bahraini blogs by Ayesha Saldanha.
Africa: faking Africa
Read Black Looks on “faking Africa and stories of vanity.“
Africa: Is Africa ready for Google?
Al Kags asks: Is Africa ready for Google?
Africa: Blogging TED Global
Africa's business blogosphere is known for being many things: Diverse Analytical Funny Engaging And the list could go on and on. But one thing that it is not generally known for is uniformity. During the historic week of June 4 – 8, 2007, however, this was all to change –...
Indonesia: Government's Role in Attracting Investment
Martin Manurang looks at the role of Chinese and Indian government in attracting investments and urges Indonesia to learn from them.
Egypt: Elections Rigging Videos, US Aid Cuts and A New Blog by Talented Movie Director
In this week’s round up from Egypt, bloggers write about domestic issues as well as Egypt-US relations and I am also introducing new interesting blogs about movies, photography and liberal youth, writes Freedom for Egyptians.
Street Food and the Gentrification of Vietnam
Mark Robertson looks at the reactions of bloggers on the threat faced by Vietnamese street food vendors from officials trying to modernize their cities.
G8 Summit: Is the world a better place yet?
The G8 (+5) met in Heiligendamm, Germany last week. The world's richest countries came to agreements on climate change and poverty in Africa that are unlikely to satisfy most critics of global capitalism. Global Voices has linked to comments from India, Russia, and Africa in the past week. And people...
Bahamas: OTEC Facility in the Offing?
Could the Bahamas be the ideal location for an Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion facility? Bahama Pundit explores the possibilities.
Hong Kong: Queen's Pier Preservation Action Elevated
Yesterday, a ritualistic demonstration took place at the Queen's pier to show people's determination in preserving the pier via civil disobedient act. Chong from interlocals.net translated the statement by preservation activists. A Chinese version can be found at inmediahk.net.
Hong Kong: Citizen VS Developer
Chui Lu-wei reports on my 1510 about the aution of a piece of land in West Kowloon seaside. A local citizen applied for judicial review against the construction of screen buildings in the area as that piece of land provide the only channel for sea wind to enter old district...
Ukraine: Kyiv Street Cleaners Get a Raise
Kyiv street cleaners - all 6,000 of them - will be getting $400 a month from now on. This raise, city administration officials hope, will help hire 3,500 more people needed to keep the Ukrainian capital tidy. Judging by a discussion that erupted after the Ukrainian news website Korrespondent.net ran an item on this salary increase initiative, Kyiv's laborer corps might soon become overstaffed - and many of the new recruits are likely to be overqualified for the humble yet arduous work of a street cleaner.
Egypt: Land Sale Scam
Egyptian blogger Zeinobia writes: “I don't know exactly where we are heading Egypt ,surely we are not heading towards the safe side , no way we are going already in the wrong turn and we seem to be going deep and deep to the bottom faster than ever. Not that...
Cambodia: Oil Discovery and Optimism in Cambodia
Borin discusses some of the scenarios if the claims that Cambodia has huge oil reserves comes true. “Now let’s assume that Cambodia has large oil deposit that we call sell it all over the world, what happen next? Here’s what I think:“
China: Taiwanese tycoon behind Xiamen PX
Chong from interlocals translated an article from Yazhou Zhoukan about the background of the notorious Taiwanese tycoon operating behind the Xiamen PX project. Earlier in June, Xiamen citizens demonstrated against the construction of the chemical factory campus.
Tanzania: Believe, Begin, Become
Afromusing blogs about the launch of Believe-Begin-Become program in Tanzania: “The programs’ goal is to support the youth in entrepreneurial pursuits by providing training, networking, and mentoring through technoserve and in partnership with the government. The plans they are looking for through business plan competitions in Tanzania, ought to be...