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· February, 2014

Stories about Economics & Business from February, 2014

The Sustainable Fishing Practices of Dhivehi Reef Fishermen

Maldivian blogger Hani Amir writes about the traditional fishing methods of the reef fishermen of Maldives which include catching tons of fish with their hands, instead of nets or rods....

Macedonians Prepare to March Against Poverty in Skopje

Macedonia, the most miserable country on earth according to The Economist, will unite in the fight against poverty on March 1, 2014 in Skopje.

Saving Primate Lemurs

A group of researchers from Madagascar, Canada, UK and USA published a detailed report in Science that alerts on the possible extinctions of 90% of the known lemurs of Madagascar following the...

Trinidad & Tobago: Concerns About the What'sApp Purchase

In reaction to Facebook's recent purchase of What'sApp for US$19 billion, ICT Pulse shares some points about which “tech and app developer communities worldwide should be mindful.”

Madagascar Still Awaiting a New Prime Minister, Government

A full month since President-elect Hery Rajaonarimampianina took position as the new head of state in Madagascar, there are still no indication who the new prime minister will be and what...

Police Repression Legalized as Mining Protests Grow in Peru

An article in Peru's penal code was modified to allow police and the military to use lethal force against protestors. Activist Elmer Campos Álvarez lives to tell the story.

Indian Blogger Exposes Fuel Pump Cheating With Viral Video

"A rampant malpractice at most fuel stations in the country, one that needs to be tackled in these times of high fuel prices."

China Internet Giant Tencent's New Acquisition Follows Online2Offline Trend

China is the fastest growing consumption market in the world and online to offline commerce has become a fierce battlefield.

Pro-Maidan Video Goes Viral Thanks to Pavel Durov, Russia's Zuckerberg

Given the political climate in Russia now, Durov's willingness to stake such an unabashedly pro-opposition position on the Ukraine crisis is rather astounding.

Nigerian President Suspends Central Bank Head for ‘Financial Recklessness’

Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, the ex-governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, is no stranger to controversy.

Spain's Love-Hate Relationship With The New York Times

A New York Times story about Spain has once again made headlines in Spain. Why does the country care so much about the American paper's coverage?

Empty Office Buildings in Trinidad's Capital

The huge potential supply of State-built, unfinished office buildings in our capital is the ‘Elephant in the Room‘. Afra Raymond confronts it in an effort to address “the viability of...

Photographers Snap Over Online Accreditation for Trinidad Carnival

Social media has taken the enjoyment of Trinidad and Tobago Carnival to a new level - but photographers are being told that their 2014 accreditation fees won't cover online use.

Adapting to Extreme Climate Change in Mali and Madagascar

Climate change has already had a dramatic impact on the economy of two downtrodden countries

Could Barbados’ Economic Crisis Spread to Other Islands?

Abeng News Magazine's Mark Lee says that the latest International Monetary Fund (IMF) Country Report “reads like a good cop bad cop interrogation of the Barbados economy”. Read the details,...

Algerian Cartoonist Faces 18 Months in Jail for Mocking President

Djamel Ghanem faces prison for an unpublished cartoon that compares Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's possible fourth term to baby diapers.

Ending Illegal Logging and Launching Forest Carbon Credits in Madagascar

The new administration in Madagascar is seemingly making a concerted effort to curb down deforestation in Madagascar. First, new president Hery Rajaonarimampianina has made ending illegal logging of Madagascar rosewood...

Examining the Post-Colonial Evolution of Francophone and Anglophone Africa

The topic of the post-colonial evolution of francophone versus anglophone African states has always a fodder for intense debate. Cheidozié Dike, from Nigeria, brings a new perspective to the subject :   ...

What Guinea Needs Now is Peace and Stability

Serge Lamah reports on his blog[fr] that Oyé Guilavogui, the communication minister has pointed out the pressing needs for Guinea today : Vous vous rappelez, en 2011, les avions en direction...

Drug Bust Holds Lessons for Caribbean Distribution Chains

Of the recent drug bust originating out of Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados Underground says: The fundamentals are clear. Supply chain security in the Caribbean is weak, and known local and...

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