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Human Rights
0 Child marriage seen as a girl’s health issue

CFR The development community is starting to pay closer attention to the problem of child marriages. Long considered an issue of human rights, the conversation about child marriage is shifting to that of health and education. Girls married too young are denied the educational opportunities of their peers and are…

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0 The transformative power of the internet in Africa

The internet holds the power to transform Africa, says the McKinsey Global Institute. Expanding internet access and unleashing its capabilities can impact six areas: financial services, education, health, retail, agriculture, and government. A new report, Lions Go Digital: The Internet’s Transformative Potential in Africa, predicts that 500 million people in Africa…

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0 World Vision expert pushes long-term hunger solution for fragile states

Congolese farmer. When it comes to the priorities of fragile and conflict-affected states, nutrition is often low on the list. Forty-two countries around the world are classified as fragile and conflict-affected states (FCS), but only half have joined a UN-backed nutrition scheme called Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN). Governments often favor instant…

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2 Gates Foundation Annual Report Released!

Yawner, you say? Not if you read the news on this report. Annual reports are often pretty boring. And the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s yearly report is seldom a thriller. But this year, some media were able to find controversy to spice things up. The Seattle AP reported that…