The links to articles from newspaper and magazine web sites that are given below are intended as a source of current information that will help research into development issues and they could also be used for the article analysis coursework that is part of the World Development A level course. No list is definitive and the intention is to develop this gradually as a resource for anybody interested in global development.
The articles are loosely categorized using the general headings in the text book but their content is often very broad.
Telegraph article about the use of mobile phones to diagnose illness and diseases in Kenya – http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/mediatechnologyandtelecoms/telecoms/8053964/Africa-is-saving-lives-by-turning-mobile-phones-into-hospitals.html
Telegraph article about the use of UK aid to fund green energy projects in Africa – http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/environment/climatechange/8143697/Aid-money-to-build-solar-panels-and-wind-turbines-in-Africa.html
An article in The Independent analyzing the recommendations of a government-commissioned report on GM crops and their use in the food supply – http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/report-advocates-gm-crops-in-food-supply-measures-2192790.html
Observer article about the potential environmental impact of building a road across the Serengeti migratory routes – http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/mar/27/serengeti-highway-national-park?INTCMP=SRCH
Amnesty International article in The Guardian about the role of mobile phones and the radio in improving human rights in Africa – http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/2011/may/13/africa-phone-radio-rights-amnesty-international
A Guardian article about a technology project (Ushaidi) that aims to monitor crises, elections and services in Africa and its potential impact on development – http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/poverty-matters/2011/may/19/crowdsourcing-good-use-in-africa
A Guardian article about the potential impact of the invention of self-adjusting spectacles on 200 million Africans – http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/2011/may/22/joshua-silver-glasses-self-adjusting
A Guardian article about the potential impact of social network sites on the growth of democracies after the ‘Arab Spring’ – http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/may/20/arab-spring-digital-brainstorm-internet
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The recent Saudi clampdown on migrant workers has brought campaigners onto the streets. Chris Matthews was with some of them in London.
Jamie Kelsey-Fry reflects on the movement that has united people around the world.
Mari Marcel Thekaekara argues that we can all improve our wellbeing through traditional medicine and by slowing down.
Ken Loach: why I support a cultural boycott of Israel