Stories from 21 June 2015
Moscow Entrepreneur Crowdfunds Honey Business to Rescue Dying Ural Village
A tiny Russian village in the Urals is getting new jobs and a reputation with foodies—thanks to a crowdfunding boost engineered by a social entrepreneur from Moscow.
Saudi Cables Reveal How Saudi Arabia Saw Bahrain's February 14 Uprising
Wikileaks published The Saudi Cables, which contain secret documents exposing the Saudi government's meddling in Bahrain's internal affairs during the popular uprising in 2011.
Citizen Media Shows Why India Is Unlikely to Reach Its Millennium Goals Target for Maternal Mortality
India is behind both Nepal and Bangladesh in terms of reducing maternal mortalities. States where the caste system is embedded, religious minorities and migrants suffer most.
Humorous #BeingGhanaianHasTaughtMe Trends in Ghana
"#BeingGhanaianHasTaughtMe to look both left & right before crossing a one-way road."
Introducing Swaziland’s Most Prominent Poetry Movement
Sabelo Mkhabela blogs about Swaziland's growing poetry movement: Swazi poet and visionary Themba Mavuso speaks with a humble, unrehearsed tone. He looks nothing like a poet – his hair is neatly combed and he spots a corporate office-ready white shirt and black chinos. Adding street to his attire is a...
Bangladesh's Monsoon Season Arrives, Bringing Joy, Headaches and Wonderful Photos
The beginning of Monsoon season is something to celebrate but flooding causes major disruptions to people's day-to-day lives.
A Picture Worth a Thousand Russian Expletives
Last week, eight of the most prominent journalists working in Russia posed for a controversial group photo with the former leader of Donetsk's separatists. Here's what happened.
This Nigerian Singer Has a Message for Boko Haram
Nigerian singer Nneka tells members of Boko Haram and other extremists that she'll "Pray For You" in a song off her latest album.
Colombia Negotiates a Difficult Peace and Works to Remember the Victims of Violent Years Past
While the FARC and state representatives negotiate a peace deal, the Colombian government and rural communities take steps to remember the victims of violence, preserve collective memory, and promote reconciliation.
A 68-Year-Old Book Is Fueling a Major Debate About Race in Costa Rica
Almost a century after its publication, the classic children's book "Cocorí" is fueling a major debate about racism in Costa Rica today.