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24 May 2016
The legal case of Santa Clara Uchunya against the Pucallpa Plantations is emblematic because its outcome will have far-reaching consequences for the future of the region and its indigenous peoples.
23 May 2016
The Arkana Alliance: An Organization that Builds Bridges with the Shipibo Communities of Ucayali in Peru
Meet the Arkana Alliance, an organization that is working in the Peruvian Amazon to empower the Shipibo people and help them preserve their environment.
14 May 2016
According to a recent report, many rural households in India continue to engage in manual scavenging, finding that it has less to do with poverty than with enduring caste-based discrimination.
7 May 2016
"I asked if they knew what disaster would befall us if the lake were to dry up. They said, if it goes dry, we'll just have to go somewhere else."
5 May 2016
Opponents warn the dam will cause an ecological disaster, destroying rare ecosystems and farmlands important to the wine industry.
By combining satellite and on-ground weather information, scientists are improving our ability to bring resilience to extreme weather for the world’s poorest people.
4 May 2016
"#TheAfricaWeWant is one of Solidarity & Sisterhood, Beauty & Brotherhood, Unity but not uniformity. Where multiplicity of voices strengthen"
3 May 2016
28 April 2016
A data journalism project sheds light on all 33 different governing bodies during the Paul Biya administration in Cameroon.
The Canadian filmmaker Estelle Hebert has produced a one-hour documentary about one village's struggle to revive after a massive tsunami devastated much of Japan on March 11, 2011.
22 April 2016
This week we take you to China, Mexico, Jamaica, Macedonia and Uganda, where we speak to Prudence Nyamishana who tells us why Ugandans are peeved at their government's priorities.
17 April 2016
"The people, especially the young people, are trying to save the mangrove. The government lied to us. The destruction they left behind is a disgrace."
12 April 2016
Should cuts to foreign aid go ahead in May as planned, Australian aid would dip to its lowest level since records began in 1960.
6 April 2016
"Thinking of schools only as places to learn how to read may appear a reasonable idea in a country where most children cannot achieve even that."
5 April 2016
24 March 2016
"...the voice and perspective raised by numerous civic movements has met with outright arrogance by the Tirana Municipality authorities..."
18 March 2016
14 March 2016
12 March 2016
Eight months after taking to the streets to protest against Lebanon's mounting rubbish problem, the issue is not solved. Protesters are back on the streets today.
5 March 2016
With compounding problems in the agriculture sector, one recommendation suggests that increasing productivity and focusing on small disadvantaged farmers are key to improving farmers’ standard of living in India.