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10 February 2016
The populations affected by the worst environmental disaster in the history of Mexico obtained an important victory after a judge ordered new studies due to the risk of contaminated water.
4 February 2016
In Bangladesh, India and Nepal, efforts are underway to provide women with a sanitary napkin they can afford in order to improve health and remove social stigmas attached to menstruation.
1 February 2016
South Africans are saying the photo, which shows a controversial radio personality with his lawyer walking near a man seemingly digging through rubbish, captures the income equality plaguing their country.
15 January 2016
The female film student accused her professor of forcing her to have sex with him, but when she spoke up she said the student body turned on her.
14 January 2016
"You don't want the real one and kill them all. Then you step on the fake one and take a photo while laughing. What kind of mentality is this?"
11 January 2016
Italian energy giant Terna SpA slaps an activist with a 16 million-euro lawsuit as it pushes forward a mega-project in Abruzzo—"Europe's lungs". Which will triumph: business or socio-environmental dissent?
"To keep him busy I used to give him some plastic items and ask him to assemble them. I guess that’s how all these wonderful inventions began."
10 January 2016
"Wefarm is a Wikipedia for farmers, or as its founder describes it, 'Internet for people without Internet.'"
Can Pakistan's regions and political parties come to a consensus over who should benefit most from the mega-project? That seems unlikely for the moment.
7 January 2016
Blogger Heydi Ortega argues that today's Nicaraguan youths are in a unique position, beset with a new generation's troubles, and poised for revolutionary actions, if they're willing.
30 December 2015
"I would not wish such a nightmare on my worst enemy. The Malagasy population feels completely helpless in the face of this wave of children kidnapping."
29 December 2015
Sarez, a high-altitude lake vulnerable to breakout in the event of major seismic activity, looms ominously over the lives of the Pamiri people and the wider region.
26 December 2015
23 December 2015
17 December 2015
The project faces limited logistical, financial, and human resources as well as a general ignorance of Open Data, making each activity realized a feat of volunteer passion and activism.
16 December 2015
Poverty, practicalities and lack of awareness can complicate efforts to do so, experts at a conference on development and climate change in Benin concluded.
10 December 2015
30 November 2015
With the lack of accountability shown by the government, a move towards more stringent controls of the Internet is worrying for the state of free expression in the country.
29 November 2015
27 November 2015
"Lost in all the celebrations...is the fact that FGM is not banned in The Gambia, at least not yet. There is no enforceable law on the books"