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· December, 2012

Stories about Economics & Business from December, 2012

Thailand's ‘Skype Doctors’

“Virtual ER”, launched in 2011, serves as a direct means of communication between BNH Hospital's Emergency Room and patients via Skype…Patients or helpers can speak to and see the nurses...

Year of Change in Angola, But Everything Stays the Same

Global Voices coverage of Angola in the past twelve months saw a collision between the path of development of one of the fastest-growing economies of the world with grassroots demands...

South Africa: Local Device for Selling Prepaid Mobile Services

Zafir Khan shows how cloud computing is enabling entrepreneurship in Africa: “Nomanini, a startup based in South Africa, built a device that enables local entrepreneurs like Vuyile to sell prepaid...

2015 is the Year of Oil and Gas in Lebanon

The year 2015 will be the Lebanese year for oil and gas exploration according to a timeline, which is supposed to be approved by the cabinet, and which is posted...

30 Brilliant African Tech Startups

Ventureburn present a sampling of African talent in this list of 30 brilliant tech startups.

What Lies Ahead for China in 2013?

As the end of 2012 draws near, CHINA DIGITAL TIMES has summarized the changes and challenges facing China in 2013 based on different media reports and predictions.

International Fast Food Chains Involved in China's Chicken Scandal

A number of international fast-food chains are involved in the latest food safety scandal to hit China. Nationalistic voices are reacting by calling for foreign brands to be kicked out...

Slovak Blogger Promotes Fairness in State Support for Businesses

Blogger Robert Huran reports [sk] on the initial success of his online form [sk] for entrepreneurs, which was created two months ago in response to the news [sk] of the...

Africa's Tainted Global Media Coverage

The #Kony2012 campaign contained quite a few over-simplifications about Africa. African media itself is not immune from this sort of criticism either. Here is a summary of the gems, errors...

Come to China During Christmas to Enjoy Religious Freedom!

In response to the criticism that China does not have religious freedom, the Chinese Communist Party's mouthpiece, Global Times, published an editorial on Christmas Eve inviting overseas China observers to...

Do Egyptians Really Want IMF Money?

Soon after the beginning of the Egyptian revolution, negotiations over a loan from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to the Egyptian government began. The purpose of negotiations was to secure...

Kenyans Wake Up to ATM Fraud Scare on Christmas

Kenyans woke up on Christmas day to fraudulent bank activity alerts alleging that there were "unusual withdrawals" from Standard Chartered, Kenya Commercial Bank and Stanbic accounts. However, some Kenyans were...

Philippines: Summary of Data Privacy Act

Data subject has the right to know if their personal information is being processed. The person can demand information such as the source of info, how their personal information is...

Transparency in Extractive Mega Projects in Mozambique

Mozambique's richness in natural resources has placed the country at the centre of large international investment in the African continent. While the economy is growing at 7% per year, the...

Caribbean: What Happened in 2012 (Part 2)

The first part of this post observed that in the Caribbean blogosphere, the year was punctuated by hunger strikes - the first in Cuba and the second in Trinidad and...

Israel Media Ratings War Spills into Conflict Coverage

The financial troubles of Israeli news media is affecting the diversity and independence of reporters, who are less willing to challenge the wishes of editors or managers who answer to...

Cambodia Bans Internet Cafes Near Schools

Internet cafes are now banned within 500 meters of schools or educational buildings. Internet cafes are also prohibited from welcoming anyone under the age of 18, because the "internet poses...

Catalonia: Independence from Spain to Do What?

It appears that Catalonia is now set to hold a referendum on its ties to the rest of Spain. Could an independent Catalonia lead to the break-up of the establishment...

Young Malagasy Maids Raped and Tortured in Lebanon

Marie, 14, was forced to move to Lebanon by her aunt to become a maid. Once there, she was regularly raped by her employer. When he realized she was pregnant,...

Indonesia Tops List in Cyber Threats

An Indonesian user has nearly a one-in-four chance of encountering an attempt to infect their machine each quarter. Much of the threat is due to widespread Trojan horses, software applications...

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