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Scholarships for virgins?

Young girls in Sierra Leone are being punished for receiving educational opportunities.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Google’s T's & C's are harder to understand than War and Peace

Laura Hood investigates Literatin, the plug-in that rates written material based on its 'gobbledygook' score.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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A prerequisite for peace: why literacy matters

8 September is International Literacy Day. Lianne Minasian explains why improving literacy and education for all is an important step in promoting peace.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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PHOTO ESSAY: literacy is a family affair

Glitter Moreño shares images of a rural project in the Philippines, where parents are learning essential skills alongside their children.…

  • Tue Jul 5 13:59:00 2016
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Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone…

  • Wed Apr 5 08:01:01 2000
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Sierra Leone

Every home in Sierra Leone is well stocked with candles, gasoline lanterns and trusty flashlights. These are life essentials in the capital, Freetown, where electricity is intermittent at best.…

  • Fri Jul 8 09:52:00 2016
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South Korea

South Korea suffered much trauma in the course of the 20th century. Koreans were ordered not to speak their own language under Japanese rule (1910-45), the peninsula was split in two in 1948, and the 1950-53 war claimed four million lives only to confirm the existence of the two Koreas.…

  • Fri Jul 8 09:52:00 2016
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St Kitts and Nevis

The St Kitts Scenic Railway circles the island’s cloud-covered peak, Mount Liamuiga, carrying hordes of tourists, its schedules revolving around the near-daily influx of giant cruise ships. The railway used to transport the island’s lucrative sugar-cane crop but the Government of the twin island state finally abandoned its 350-year-old sugar industry in 2005, after years of subsidizing it due to low world market prices, high production costs and the European Union’s restructuring of…

  • Fri Jul 8 09:52:00 2016
  • Rank: 100

Experiments in democracy

Whether it’s Hutus and Tutsis with a history of massacre, the losing side in post-civil war Spain, or shell-shocked Argentineans, human beings are endlessly reinventing real democracies of infinite variety and hope.…

  • Mon Sep 1 09:56:00 2003
  • Rank: 100

Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso…

  • Fri May 5 08:01:01 2000
  • Rank: 100

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