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0 Boston nonprofit hub sparks collaboration through shared work space

Last Mile Project (Boston, MA) – Each Tuesday afternoon, a conference room overlooking the Boston harbor fills with staff from various Boston-based nonprofits. Their work ranges from building water points in Liberia to teaching Shakespeare in Boston schools. Usually the weekly meeting is a chance to hear from a wide…

1 Documentary questions motives for Westerners ‘helping’ Africa

Nearly a decade has passed since Kenyan writer Binyavanga Wainaina penned the satirical essay “How to Write About Africa” for Granta. The biting piece called out the way that people talk about, write about and depict the continent of Africa. Taboo subjects: ordinary domestic scenes, love between Africans (unless a…

1 A peaceful and food-secure Africa is not just a dream

Dr Kanayo F. Nwanze An open letter by the International Fund for Agricultural Development’s President Dr Kanayo F. Nwanze called on African leaders to follow through and deliver on their promises for investing in agriculture. It came just ahead of the 23rd African Union summit that will bring together Africa’s leaders. In…

0 Oxfam tweet stirs UK controversy for being too political

A recent report and accompanying tweet by Oxfam Great Britain about the problem of food poverty in Britain has brought the group under criticism. Conor Burns, a Conservative Minister of Parliament (MP), called on the national Charity Commission to investigate Oxfam for its overtly political message. He claims it may…

1 1.6 billion people living in poverty, says report

An estimated 1.6 billion people around the world are living in multidimensional poverty, says a new analysis by the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative. It is a significantly higher estimate than 1.2 billion people who live in income poverty. The difference is accounted for by looking at education levels, electricity access,…

0 The high cost for African migrants sending money back home

The ability for people from Somalia to send money back home is becoming increasingly harder. Barclays bank’s attempt to shutter its services were met with strong opposition. Now the same issue is being raised in the US with Merchants Bank planning to end its remittances services to Somalia this week. “Somalia…

0 News in the Humanosphere: 13 June 2014

Top Stories India disagrees with the UN…The country has rebuffed accusations by a U.N. investigator that sex crimes are rife in the world’s biggest democracy, calling her analysis “simplistic” and full of “sweeping generalizations”. (VOA) Ebola Emergency…Sierra Leone has declared a state of emergency in a district where an outbreak…

0 News in the Humanosphere: 12 June 2014

Top Stories Iraqi Insurgents are on the march…Things are getting very heavy. A battle for Baghdad is not out of question. (CNN ) The President of the UN General Assembly is a largely ceremonial position that generally involves little more than coordinating meetings. But the pick of Ugandan Foreign Minister…

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