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· December, 2019

Stories about Ideas from December, 2019

Bangladesh's first Human Milk Bank faces challenges before inauguration

With the aim of saving their lives, the Human Milk Bank will help newborns in critical care get much-needed mother's milk.

From Kenya to Ethiopia, these men received divine dream ‘maps’ to carve caves

Throughout history, many have questioned the veracity of divine intervention through dreams, but prophets from Islam, Judaism and Christianity have all testified to messages from God through dreams for millennia.

8 West African countries rename currency in historic break from France — but colonial-era debts persist

Changing the CFA franc to "Eco" does not change the fact that many West African countries are still locked in a legacy of debt to France in its colonial-era deposit system. 

In Hong Kong, local entrepreneurs champion the pro-democracy cause

Many believe that citizens' economic power is a potent weapon to bring about meaningful political change to the city.

Sudan’s ride-sharing revolution needs better regulation

Sudan’s ride-sharing industry faces serious challenges: Labor rights, algorithm bias and data privacy need to be addressed for ride-sharing to be sustainable. 

The intertwined origins of ‘kawaii’ and Japanese queer culture

"A major part of Rune's work that's rarely discussed is the work he did for the magazine Barazoku [...],the first mass-market magazine that catered to same-sex attracted men in Japan.

Popular ‘Nausicaä’ animated movie from Japan performed as kabuki play

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, one of Japan's most popular animated films, will be performed as a kabuki play in December, 2019 in Tokyo.

Tears with truth: The Gambia’s Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission

President Barrow’s triumph at the polls set the stage for "righting the wrongs" of the past. For Gambians, this interim leadership provided a reset button for transitional justice, following years of brutality.

On Twitter, this Brazilian writer illuminates stories from black history

Ale Santos became a Brazilian internet sensation by chronicling little-known historical events and characters on Twitter threads.

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