April 23



April 22

  • Focus On Disability - Great Design Has Universal Appeal

    SciDev.Net

    A new watch - the Bradley Timepiece - designed for blind people has been nominated for a Design of the Year award at the Design Museum, United Kingdom. Read more »

  • Why Do Generations Divide Over the African Way? [analysis]

    African Arguments

    There is a trend emerging in social media, mostly amongst people in their 30s and 40s and sometimes even 50s that consists of sharing family pictures from their childhood days. Read more »

  • Palm Oil Industry Struggles to Build Trust in Rights Pledges

    AlertNet

    James Mulbah knows how forests work. After fleeing Liberia's civil war, aged seven, he and his family lived as refugees in a forest village in Guinea for the next eight years,... Read more »

  • Water and Conflict [analysis]

    IRIN

    In 2001 then UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan declared: "Fierce competition for fresh water may well become a source of conflict and wars in the future." A year later he revised... Read more »

  • A Three-Step Strategy for African Education [opinion]

    SciDev.Net

    The world is dominated by a drive towards democratic governance, with politicians, especially in the developing world, making expansive promises when campaigning to deliver... Read more »

  • What Do Aid Agency Mergers Mean for Development?

    SciDev.Net

    Moves by Canada and Australia to merge their respective development aid agencies into their foreign affairs and trade ministries are being followed closely amid fears that global... Read more »

  • Remittance Rip-Offs

    IRIN

    All over the world migrant workers are sending money home to their families. The money pays hospital bills and school fees, buys land, builds houses and sets up small businesses.... Read more »

  • Speak Up - the Obsession With Lighter Skin

    RNW Africa

    You can buy them almost anywhere in the world: beauty products that promise to turn even the darkest-skinned person as fair as snow. What is behind the obsession with lighter skin?... Read more »

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