7 October 2013

Stories from 7 October 2013

Bangladesh’s New Flood Forecasting Website Provides Useful Data

  7 October 2013

The South Asia Network on Dams, Rivers and People blog reports that Bangladesh has come up a new website containing flood forecasting and warning information available from June 2013. The Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre website caters some remarkable features to provide flood forecasting information to users in local language...

Mapping Earthquake Reconstruction in Tohoku, Japan

  7 October 2013

TPFsquare, a project by a group of volunteer professionals based in Tokyo, compiles a list of efforts to rebuild areas affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake of 2011 into single map. The project, which is available in English, seeks to aggregate various reconstruction projects in different locations so that...

Oktoberfest in Lomé, Togo

  7 October 2013

The month of October is most often associated with Beer fest in Germany. Yet it seems that it is also slowly becoming a tradition in Togo. LoveJoyce Amavi, a blogger in Lomé, The capital city of Togo, denounces the absurdity of such a fest in his city. He writes in...

Trials of Kenyan Politicians at the Hague

  7 October 2013

The Hague Trials Kenya is a project of the Africa Desk of Radio Netherlands Worldwide in collaboration with This is Africa: How has Kenya’s post-election violence in 2007 and 2008 affected your life? What do you want to know about international justice? Share your stories, thoughts and questions right here,...

Follow AfricaHackTrip Online

  7 October 2013

A group of developers and designers from Europe who are curious about the emerging African tech hubs are on hack trip of the continent. Check out their blog or Tumblr and follow discussion about the trip on Twitter.

Sticky Rice is Bad for Babies, Lao Mothers Told

  7 October 2013

@LaotianMama reminds Lao mothers not to give sticky rice, a traditional Lao food, to hungry babies: Sticky rice for infants is the Laotian equivalent to what we know as rice cereal in Western culture. The idea is the same as well where the introduction of solid foods will fill out...

Five Issues Brunei Citizens Need to Discuss

  7 October 2013

Teah Abdullah lists 5 issues Brunei citizens need to discuss: Upholding a realistic language, incest, overindulgence, excessive number of burger joints, and overdependence on the government. She elaborates on the last issue: …our government is such a strong part in our everyday lives, but our dependency on them is problematic...

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