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18 March 2015

Stories from 18 March 2015

The Ebola Epidemic Isn't Only Threatening Guineans’ Health

The epidemic has lead to outbursts of violence and slowed the country's economic growth, increasing the potential for food insecurity.

Wife of a Former World Champion Speaks Out in Bahrain: ‘He Was Arrested for Buying Cigarettes and Milk’

Former Bahraini gold medal holder in Brazilian jujitsu Mohamed Mirza was sentenced to 10 years in prison "for going out to buy cigarettes and milk," tweets his wife.

Nineteen People Killed in Museum Attack in Tunisia

At least 19 people, among them 17 foreigners, were killed when gunmen attacked the National Bardo Museum, in downtown Tunis. Tunisians took to the streets to protest against terrorism.

Google Art Project Now Features Ukrainian Street Art

The Campaign to #SaveShafqat, the Pakistani Sentenced to Death at Age 14

Children aren't allowed to be given death sentences in Pakistan. But the police recorded his age as 23 when they arrested him. That record has never been corrected.

In Caracas I Found Tehran

The Bridge

Against the backdrop of the rapprochement between their two countries, Iranians and Venezuelans find friendship and common ground—and love too.

New Iranian Bank Note Replaces Nuclear Symbols with University Gates

At the moment, the Iranian government is in negotiations over its nuclear program with the P5+1 in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Liberia77: Liberia's History Through Photos

Firing of Mexican Journalist Carmen Aristegui Unleashes Heated Comments on Twitter

Looking Beyond Boko Haram: Rediscovering the Ténéré Desert in Niger

Rising Voices

Niger is at war with Boko Haram. Let's not forget, though, that Niger is also home to many projects and is a land full of natural beauty and poetry.

Will the Largest Financial Prize in the World Improve Governance in Africa?

The recipient receives US$500,000 a year for ten years, and US$200,000 a year thereafter.

A Crowdsourced Project to Map the Amazon

Rising Voices

Mapazonia is a crowdsourced collaborative mapping project focused in the Amazon region in South America.

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