1 October 2008

Stories from 1 October 2008

Lesotho: Creating electricity from wind turbine

  1 October 2008

Andrew is trying to create his own electricity in Lesotho: “To bring real electricity we needed bigger 12v batteries. I got one, and the priest has one. The batteries are nice, but my little solar panel is just too small to give them a good charge. That is why we...

Palestine: Fatah and Hamas take their fight into schools

August 24 should have seen the start of classes for pupils in Gaza’s government schools, but instead it was the beginning of a week-long strike called by the Fatah-led teachers’ union protesting the interference of Hamas in education. In this post, one blogger, a school pupil himself, gives us his perspective on the political fight getting in the way of his education.

Madagascar: Solar power for rural clinics

  1 October 2008

Noel blogs about the use of solar power in rural clinics in Madagascar: “Solar power has been given to these clinics four years ago and people have become very thankful. After all, rural clinics in the country actually do see around 400 patients each month. That’s a huge amount of...

Nepal: The China Policy

  1 October 2008

China offered Rs.100 million as military assistance to Nepal's new government and this has created a lot of commotion in their political arena and is also having adverse effect on Nepal's relationship with India. Maila Baje at Nepali Notebook has details.

Bangladesh: Unreasonable demand

  1 October 2008

Syed ABM Ashrafuzzaman slams Bangladeshi politicians who demand withdrawal of “cases” against the political leaders and comments: “Let our leaders like Shekh Hasina and Khaleda Zia set personal examples by fighting the cases filed against them in the court of law.”

Habemus Guatemalan Cinema! Gasolina, Best Latin American Movie

  1 October 2008

Gasolina, a Guatemalan film directed by Julio Cordon, won Best Latin American Movie in San Sebastian Film Festival, capturing a post conflict society, quite different from the pictures in the newspapers and far more complex. Bloggers and artists are sharing this triumph, proudly sharing the city and their urban stories with many people in the world.

Cuba: To Catch a Thief

  1 October 2008

“With Gustav and Ike, Cuba’s proven civil defense system once again demonstrated how well Cubans can organize. Despite the hurricanes’ enormous destruction, only seven people died. However, the storms have greatly magnified the shortcomings in the island’s economy…” Circles Robinson thinks that one of those shortcomings is workplace theft.

Korea: From Hero to Eccentric Man

  1 October 2008

In 2004 a student, Kang Ui-seok, was expelled from Daegwang High School for disobeying an order to attend chapel service at the school. He filed a petition with the National Human Rights Commission of Korea and went on a hunger strike that lasted 36 days to urge the school to...

Barbados: Integrity Act

  1 October 2008

Barbados Underground gives an update on the drafting of “the long awaited Integrity and Freedom of Information Act”.

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