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13 June 2015

Stories from 13 June 2015

Djibouti: At the Heart of the Fight Against Islamic Extremism in the Horn of Africa

Regional instability is a weight around strategically-located Djibouti's neck. But it is also a key source of income for the impoverished country.

Japan Expecting a Summer of Weird, Wild Weather

The return of El Nino in 2015 is causing wild weather in Japan, including heavy rains that have so far driven more than 30,000 people from their homes.

Activists Claim the UK Government Has Sent Deported Pakistani Student Majid Ali to His Death

The recent deportation of a Pakistani student Majid Ali from Scotland sparked a debate among young students who are questioning why deport first and ask questions later?

In Search of Integrity in Trinidad and Tobago

The country's Integrity Commission, a constitutional organ created to fight corruption, is a place of perennial scandal and intrigue.

Will Topless Women Save Kenya's Tourism Industry?

Palestinian Hunger-Striker Khader Adnan Struggles for Freedom

Palestinian hunger striker Khader Adnan has entered his 40th day of hunger strike after nearly a year in an Israeli jail in the occupied West Bank.

Photo Project Documents Life in Post-Earthquake Nepal

A crowdsourced digital photo project based on Instagram and Facebook is documenting the nuances of daily life in Nepal after the recent devastating earthquakes.

Urban Farming Is Booming in the US, but What Does It Really Yield?

Looking at city-based agriculture throughout the United States, the benefits go far beyond nutrition.

Zanzibar's ‘Solar Mamas’ Flip the Switch on Rural Homes and Gender Roles

Hundreds of households on the Tanzanian island without access to the electrical grid are getting low cost solar power for the first time, from a group of local female engineers.

If Online Comments Are Any Evidence, China Has an Anti-African Racism Problem

"Many will spew hate online to feel better about themselves but will genuinely be excited to meet a black person in real life."

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