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1 "If it can happen to me, it can happen to anybody" - Interview with Kirk Bloodsworth.
( Interviews )
Kirk Bloodsworth, the first person exonerated from the death row by DNA evidence, talks about the death penalty based on his personal experience.
Created on 2015-11-05 23:20:41
2 13,000 Egyptian children crossed the Mediterranean alone last year
( Elections - GlobalPost )

Content by: GlobalPost

CAIRO, Egypt — More and more Egyptians are making the dangerous journey to Europe — just one part of a wave of migration from Africa that is only getting worse.

But what is especially

Created on 2015-05-11 16:03:18
3 21,000 Women Helped To Leave Extreme Poverty Behind Through Cash Grant & Training
( WFP Food Issues )

Content by: World Food Programme

DHAKA – More than 21,000 women in Bangladesh are to receive a one-time cash grant of 15,000 taka (US$190) to start small businesses, along with food and training in nutrition and business skills.

Created on 2015-08-17 07:01:12
4 3rd International Finance for Development Conference
( Special Coverage 2015 )

13-16 July 2015, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | South-South News - Over thirty heads of state, hundreds of senior government leaders, top UN officials, as well as over a thousand private sector and civil society representatives are meeting in Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa, to accomplish one not-so-minor feat: create a new global financial architecture to finance sustainable development for the next fifteen years.

Created on 2015-07-17 22:25:53
5 4 tips for taking your social enterprise to the next level
( Devex News )

Content by: Devex

Innovative solutions to social challenges can come from anywhere, and no longer from just traditional actors, such as governments, nongovernmental organizations or development agencies. As technology becomes more readily available and funding becomes more democratized, social e...

Created on 2015-09-11 11:00:00
6 6 endangered animals that poachers are hunting into extinction
( Africa - GlobalPost )

Do you want the bad news or the even worse news?

The bad news you probably already know: Cecil the lion, one of Zimbabwe’s best loved wild animals, was slain last

Created on 2015-07-30 19:41:42
7 A development dialogue for Africa - in Africa?
( Devex News )

Content by: Devex

For the first time, nearly 50 African heads of state are convening in Washington, D.C. for the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, and development is on the top of the agenda.

It’s undoubtedly a monumental event, but some Africans are wondering why such a summit can’t take ...

Created on 2014-08-06 13:01:53
8 A year ago the Islamic State took its first major city. And what a year it has been
( Conflict Zones - GlobalPost )

Content by: GlobalPost

Editor's note: This is Chatter, our morning rundown of what you need and want to know around the world. Fortunately for us all, you can have Chatter emailed to you every

Created on 2015-06-10 16:09:03
9 Access Afya joins the Business Call to Action with commitment to bring affordable healthcare to low-income Kenyans
( UNDP Stories )

Content by: United Nations Development Programme


Nairobi - Some 15,000 residents of Nairobi’s slums will gain access to quality healthcare following a commitment by Kenyan social enterprise Access Afya to the Business Call to Action (BCtA).

Created on 2015-05-08 17:02:07
10 Africa, Brazil team up to ensure the poor share in growth, can withstand crises
( UNDP Stories )

Content by: United Nations Development Programme


Dakar, Senegal, 8 April 2015 - As momentum builds towards the adoption of the new global Sustainable Development Goals later this year, some13African countries and Brazil have come together to share experiences on social protection, focused on ensuring that Africa’s poor are not left behi...
Created on 2015-04-08 15:02:46
11 Africa: Bubble Desalination Latest Effort to Boost Crop Growth
( AllAfrica News )

Content by: AllAfrica

Researchers in Australia are seeking to build a prototype 'Bubble-Greenhouse' that could provide remote, arid places with a low-tech, low-maintenance way to turn salt water into fresh water to grow food.

Created on 2015-07-28 09:29:54
12 Africa: How Drones Can Deliver Tangible Benefits to Ordinary People
( AllAfrica News )

Content by: AllAfrica

By Thomas Snitch, University of Maryland

They are called unmanned aerial vehicles but are better known as drones. These are small aerial vehicles with fixed wings or small rotors, are usually powered with batteries, and equipped with a high resolution camera.

Created on 2015-07-23 20:00:01
13 Africa: IFC, Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women Program Welcome Opic's $100 Million Commitment Million to Enable 100,000 Women to Access Capital
( AllAfrica News )

Content by: AllAfrica

Nairobi, Kenya — In remarks made during the 2015 Global Entrepreneurship Summit, President Barack Obama announced that the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the U.S. government's development finance institution, plans to join Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women and Internationa...

Created on 2015-07-31 13:33:49
14 Africa: On Trade, Here's What the President Signed into Law:
( AllAfrica News )

Content by: AllAfrica

By Greg Nelson

Congress passed two bills that will help rewrite the rules for our trade policy: Trade Promotion Authority and the Trade Preferences Extension Act, which includes Trade Adjustment Assistance.

Created on 2015-07-23 15:31:59
15 Africa: The Next Steps: A Post-AGOA Passage Discussion
( AllAfrica News )

Content by: AllAfrica

By Stephen Lande & Dennis Matanda

On June 25, 2015, after what were years of advocacy, the House of Representatives and Senate voted overwhelmingly to reauthorize AGOA, sending the legislation to President Obama; guaranteeing the long-term extension of America’s flag...

Created on 2015-07-28 18:22:48
16 Africa: Why Local Content in Extractive Sector Won't Work Without Home Grown Human Capital
( AllAfrica News )

Content by: AllAfrica

By Akanimo Odon, Lancaster University

For over 30 years many African countries have been exploring their natural resources, whether oil, gas or minerals. In the last ten years many more have joined the natural resource exploitation club.

Created on 2015-07-29 14:23:49
17 Africa: Women Suppliers Drive Profits
( AllAfrica News )

Content by: AllAfrica

The UN Global Compact and UN Women announced last month that 1,000 companies have signed up to their Women's empowerment principles. These seven principles, launched in 2010 with 39 companies, require businesses to take steps to advance gender equality throughout their operations.

Created on 2015-07-29 10:20:01
18 After disclosure of Bahamas tax haven data, UN rights experts urge governments to take action
( Americas )

Content by: UN News Centre


6 October 2016 – In the wake of the recent disclosure of leaked Bahamas tax haven data, United Nations human rights experts today urged governments to work together on liquidating offshore tax avoidance and establishing tougher financial regulat...

Created on 2016-10-06 18:54:41
19 Americans just got a little bit of their freedom back
( World News - GlobalPost )

Editor's note: This is Chatter, our morning rundown of what you need and want to know around the world. Fortunately for us all, you can have Chatter emailed to you every

Created on 2015-06-01 16:04:51
20 An Unequal Rise in Wellbeing for Children in SE Asia
( UN Reports )

Report by: UNICEF

Good news and bad news for children and policymakers in South-East Asia, according to a new report by the United Nations Children's Fund, or UNICEF, this week.

Created on 2014-09-15 16:30:53


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