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What can $10 do?

The Life You can Save initiative decided to take their cameras to Cape Town, South Africa to show what $10 means to people in poverty. $10 probably doesn't mean that much to most of us living in one of the richer countries around the world. For example, if you are…
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Poverty inextricably linked to discrimination and racism

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism Mutuma Ruteere emphasized in his report to the General Assembly that racial or ethnic minorities are disproportionately affected by poverty, which is transmitted from generation to generation through lack of education, adequate housing and health care. In his report to…
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He surprised me…

To be honest, I did not think much of Jim Yong Kim when he was first appointed as President of the World Bank. He didn't appear to have the right background and experience with development issues to effectively steer the World Bank through the aftermath of the global crisis of…
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Land rush in Mali

  Amidst the current conflict going on in Mali, the poor are experiencing further encroachment on their ability to feed themselves. 75% of Mali's population are farmers, but rich, land-hungry nations like China and Saudi Arabia are leasing Mali's land in order to turn large areas into agribusiness farms. Many Malian…
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