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Photo: Steve Cockburn/Amnesty International
December 9, 2016
Gambia celebrates. The coalition’s popularity was no surprise. Its two weeks of electoral campaigning had culminated in youthful and energised crowds packing streets for several kilometres in the rallies held in the urban coastal areas. Photo: Steve Cockburn/Amnesty International

Africa

The challenge of building “New Gambia”

by Louise Hunt IRIN

Last Friday, the unbelievable happened in Gambia: after 22 years of autocratic rule, Yahya Jammeh peacefully conceded defeat in a historic presidential election. By Monday, 19 political prisoners, including former opposition leader Ousainou Darboe, h...

Map of Gambia Credit: CIA
December 9, 2016
Map of Gambia Credit: CIA

Africa

Gambia’s president, in power 22 years, loses election

by Jaime Yaya Barry and Dionne Searcey New York Times

BANJUL, Gambia — Yahya Jammeh, the president of ...

Valle del Cocora, Salento, Quindío Colombia. Photo: Johana Arias
December 5, 2016
Valle del Cocora, Salento, Quindío Colombia.  Photo: Johana Arias  

Uncategorized

Latin America has most unequal land distribution, Colombia fares worst, Oxfam study says

by Anastasia Moloney Thompson Reuters Foundation

BOGOTA - Land distribution in Latin America is the most unequal in the world where only one percent of the farms and estates control more than half of the region's productive land, aid group Oxfam said on Wednesday. Colombia, where two thirds of agri...

Mike Curtin, CEO of DC Central Kitchen. Photo: U.S. Department of Agriculture
December 4, 2016
Mike Curtin, CEO of DC Central Kitchen.  Photo: U.S. Department of Agriculture

United States

Meet the man using your leftovers to change Washington, DC for the better

by Tim Ebner Thrillist

Mike Curtin calls himself Washington, D.C.’s food fighter. It's a title he earns every day by feeding the city's needy through his organization, DC Central Kitchen, a nonprofit located jus...

December 4, 2016
A woman feeds her malnourished child in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Eduardo Soteras/AFP/Getty

Agriculture & Nutrition

A new global research agenda for food

by Lawrence Haddad, Corinna Hawkes, Patrick Webb, Sandy Thomas, John Beddington, Jeff Waage & Derek Flynn Nature

Lawrence Haddad, Corinna Hawkes and colleagues propose ten ways to shift the focus from feeding people to nourishing them....

Bread for the World's 2017 Hunger Report discusses the challenges to ending hunger resulting from fragile states, conflict, climate change and poor government.
December 4, 2016
Bread for the World’s 2017 Hunger Report discusses the challenges to ending hunger resulting from fragile states, conflict, climate change and poor government.  Access the report or the executive summary.

Global

Tackling hunger requires addressing the challenge in fragile states

by Jennifer Ehidiamen Devex

Political instability and climate change continue to threaten global efforts to end hunger and poverty. By 2030, two-thirds of the world’s poor will be living in ...

Migrants preparing to board the smugglers’ boats that will take them from Venezuela to Curaçao. Photo: © Meridith Kohut for The New York Times
November 29, 2016
Migrants preparing to board the smugglers’ boats that will take them from Venezuela to Curaçao. Photo: ©  Meridith Kohut/The New York Times

Global

Hungry Venezuelans flee in boats to escape economic collapse

by Nicholas Casey New York Times

WILLEMSTAD, Curaçao — The dark outlines of land had just come into view when the smuggler forced everyone into the sea. Roymar Bello screamed. She was one of 17 ...

Indian villagers queuing outside a bank as they waited to deposit and exchange 500 and 1,000 rupee notes in Hanuman Ganj village on the outskirts of Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh. Photo: Sanjay Kanojia/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images
November 28, 2016
Indian villagers queuing outside a bank as they waited to deposit and exchange 500 and 1,000 rupee notes in Hanuman Ganj village on the outskirts of Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh.  Photo: ©  Sanjay Kanojia/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

Asia

Indians rush frantically to launder their black money

by Geeta Anand New York Times

MUMBAI, India — Indians’ ingenuity is being mightily tested as they rush to save their “black money,” stashes of hundreds of thousands, even millions, of rupees they have accumulated without paying taxes....

The Indian 1000 rupee note that must be exchanged for new currency. Photo: Government of India
November 28, 2016
The Indian 1000 rupee note that must be exchanged for new currency.  Photo: Government of India

Asia

How Narenda Modi of India plans to wipe out black market money

by Geeta Anand New York Times

In one of the most audacious experiments in India’s modern histor...

November 28, 2016

Global

You may be higher up the global wealth pyramid than you think

by Economist Business and Finance The Economist

Pop quiz: Where do you think you fall on the global wealth pyramid? The answer may surprise you......

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