Tag: Infrastructure

With No Money, Kenyan Farmers Find Way to Feed Hungry

by Rachel Muthoni -Kenya- When they hear cries of their fellow countrymen hit by acute food shortage, Kenyan peasant farmers in more productive areas have no money to donate. While they may feel the need and the wish to feed

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India Braces for US Pressure on Afghanistan and Kashmir

by Aditi Bhaduri – India – As US President Barack Obama commits a troops increase in Afghanistan and a recognition of the “good Taliban,” and as Secretary of State Hillary Clinton paves the way for India’s nuclear energy program, many

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High-Speed Internet Needs to “take on the status of rural electrification in the 30s” in Western Massachusetts

by Megan Tady – USA – For Maureen Mullaney, helping her kids with their homework takes more than just proofreading their papers. Fed up with a painfully slow dial-up Internet connection at home, Mullaney often drives her children into town,

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Mugabe Has Turned the Zimbabwean Army & Police Against Their Own People: It’s No Place for Cowards

by Constance Manika – Zimbabwe – As I write this piece, a soldier is in critical condition at the army hospital after residents from the notorious suburb, Mufakose attacked him and three of his colleagues for “harassing innocent civilians”. It’s

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Crossing The Bridge: A Local Perspective on The Minneapolis Bridge Collapse

by Andrea Benedict – USA – In these past few days since the sudden collapse of the I-35W bridge, the citizens in Minneapolis, Minnesota have experienced panic, shock and perhaps most of all, anger. The yet-to-be-determined death toll hangs like

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Malawi Uses School Pupils for Politics

by Pilirani Semu-Banda – Malawi – In recent months, Malawi’s president, Bingu wa Mutharika, has embarked on a series of whistle-stop tours during week days. Consequently, female teachers feel compelled to dance for him for fear of reprisals from authorities.

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