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5 June 2015

Stories from 5 June 2015

Befeqadu Hailu: An Ethiopian Writer Who Refused to Remain Silent

Advox

In the words of Wole Soyinka, “books and all forms of writing are terror to those who wish to suppress the truth.” Befequadu is in jail because he writes.

Water Is Life for Ecuador's Sarayaku People

Rising Voices

Digital video direct from the Sarayaku territory in the Ecuadorian Amazon is helping to showcase the ongoing commitment to protect their lands from oil, gas, and mineral extraction.

What Does Turkey's General Election Promise for Women?

The Bridge

'We must begin the process of overturning the status quo and demand more of all the parties that make it into the next parliament.'

What Drives a Single Mother in China to Starve Her Daughter to Death?

Xiang Heping wept in an interview that she tied up her 9-year-old daughter and deprived her of food and water for six days as punishment for doing poorly in school.

How Much Time Is Left for Africa’s ‘Presidents for Life’?

Events in Burundi and other countries such as the Democratic Republic of Congo, Burkina Faso, and Rwanda have sustained a growing debate among Africans about term limits.

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