· June, 2011

Stories about Development from June, 2011

India Close Behind China in the African Continent

  14 June 2011

In May, the second India and Africa Summit was held at the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Through the Cooperation Plan, India offers a different partnership model from the Chinese one, and inspired comments in the French-speaking African blogosphere.

Cambodia: Land dispute turns violent

  14 June 2011

Licadho, a human rights group in Cambodia, condemns the violence which erupted in Kampong Speu province over a land dispute. Clashes between police and villagers have been rising in the country over demolition threats in several development projects of the government.

Cuba: Activists, Bloggers on the Cuba Money Project Vimeo Channel

  13 June 2011

The Cuba Money Project has launched an impressive video archive with interviews of activists and bloggers in Cuba. Global Voices author Ellery Biddle interviews Tracey Eaton, the founder of the non-profit research and reporting initiative that aims to investigate and bring greater transparency and accountability to US federal spending on “pro-democracy” programs in Cuba.

Jordan: King Abdullah Shares His Vision for Reform

Abdullah II of Jordan spoke to the country Sunday night about national unity, reform, priorities and his vision for the political future of the country, which will include a constitutional, elected government, and democratic political and economic reform. Jordanian netizens react to the speech.

Bangladesh: Visible Positive Energy

  10 June 2011

Dutch journalist and blogger Dheera Sujan recently visited Bangladesh and was surprised with the positive energy of the Bangladeshis. She comments: “I witnessed there was that hunger to improve, to learn, to better oneself that is simply not as palpable in this part of the world as it is in...

Cape Verde: Capital City Without Water

  9 June 2011

Since water stopped running from the taps of the capital city of Cape Verde, Praia, more than two weeks ago due to improvement works, at first, and then to a breakdown at the central distribution point, bloggers have been demonstrating with poems in portuguese and creole, and posting satirical and...

Panama: Empowering Indigenous Women Through Chocolate

  7 June 2011

Global Voices author Clotilde Castillo interviewed [es] Mathilde Grand, the director of ‘Citizen of Chocolate,’ a “A collective dedicated to the divulgation and diffusion of Tribal Chocolate” which employs indigenous women from the Ngöbe-Buglé community in Panama.

Kenya: Masai Mara’s Vanishing Animals

  1 June 2011

What is the future of wildlife species in Masai Mara reserve in Kenya?: “Most wildlife species have declined toward a third or less of their previous abundance within the overall Mara region between 1977 and 2009, with these decreases being almost as severe within the reserve as in the adjoining...

Africa: Following TED Fellows

  1 June 2011

Emeka follows TED Fellows around Africa: “…Alexandra Graham, cofounder of Lagray Chemicals, the first vertically integrated pharmaceutical manufacturing company in West Africa; Mohammed Bah Abba, innovator behind the pot-in-pot cooling device;Ainea Kimaro, biogas evangelist, whose work has reached from Rwanda to Tanzania; and Segeni Ngethe, founder of Kenyan e-commerce pioneer...