Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Timor-Leste: Xanana Gusmao in Stinging Attaack on Aid Community

Cross post from Th!nk3: Developing World blogging comp:

Timor-Leste's Prime Minister Xanana Gusmão has made a stinging attack on International Aid Agencies and by implication the United Nations.

...Gusmão also attacked close supporter Australia.
Timor-Leste  PM Sprays Friendly Fire at Aid Community

Friday, April 9, 2010

Mekamui Message: No More Mining, No More Bloodshed

My latest post for the Th!nk3: Developing World competition:

Mekamui Message - No More Mining, No More Bloodshed

Clive Porabou is taking a strong message to London. When he attends the Rio Tinto Annual General Meeting on 15 April, he'll be telling them 'no more mining' on Mekanui (Bougainville Island). Bougainville Copper Limited's Panguna mine closed in 1989 after an armed struggle against the company and the government of Papua New Guinea. BCL is controlled by mining giant Rio Tinto.

Mekamui Message: No More Mining, No More Bloodshed

Sunday, April 4, 2010

East Timor: From Little Things Big Things Grow

Cross post from Th!nk3:

'Seeds of Life' is an agricultural program in Timor-Leste. Its aim is to provide food security for one of Asia's poorest countries.

Timor-Leste: From Little Things Big Things Grow