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Tea pluckers delivering and weighing the day's harvest, Fort Portal, Uganda

Fair Trade report from SOAS, University of London

By Thu, Jun 19, 2014 10:17PM UTC Comments Off Tea pluckers delivering and weighing the day's harvest, Fort Portal, Uganda

The Fair Trade, Employment and Poverty Reduction (FTEPR) project based at SOAS, University of London, funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and implemented in Ethiopia and Uganda, has just published the findings of four years of research. The project has collected detailed micro-level evidence from areas producing agricultural exports on how rural...

Malala celebrates 16th birthday with UN address

By Sat, Jul 13, 2013 12:09PM UTC Comments Off United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, left, listens as  Malala Yousafzai, right, addresses the ‘Malala Day’ Youth Assembly, Friday, July 12, 2013 at United Nations headquarters. Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager shot by the Taliban for promoting education for girls, celebrated her 16th birthday on Friday addressing the United Nations. The U.N. has declared July 12 "Malala Day," to honor the teen who returned to school in March after medical treatment in Britain for injuries suffered in the October attack. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager shot by the Taliban for promoting education for girls, celebrated her 16th birthday Friday by demanding in her first public speech since the attack that world leaders provide free compulsory schooling for every child. In an impassioned address from the podium at the United Nations to...

Burma gov’t apologizes for crackdown violence

By Sun, Dec 16, 2012 11:56AM UTC 2 Comments

YANGON/RANGOON, Myanmar/Burma (AP) — Burma’s government formally apologized Saturday to the country’s Buddhist monks for its recent crackdown on protesters at a copper mine that injured more than 100 of their monastic colleagues. President’s Office Minister Hla Tun led other officials in apologizing to senior and injured monks in the central city of Mandalay. Police...

Pakistan’s largest city rocked by wave of violence

By Mon, Dec 10, 2012 9:14AM UTC Comments Off In this Monday, Dec. 3, 2012 file photo, Pakistani madrassa students, gather around the coffin of Maulana Mohammad Ismail, a teacher at a Sunni seminary who was killed by unknown gunmen, during his funeral procession in Karachi, Pakistan. Pakistan's largest city is suffering one of its most violent years in history, and concern is growing that the chaos is giving greater cover for the Taliban to operate, and undermining the country's economic epicenter. (AP Photo/Shakil Adil)

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Bodies are piling up in Pakistan’s largest city as it suffers one of its most violent years in history, and concern is growing that the chaos is giving greater cover for the Taliban to operate and undermining the country’s economic epicenter. Karachi, a sprawling port city on the Arabian Sea, has...

Sectarian violence in Rakhine State becomes a new challenge for Burma

By Fri, Oct 26, 2012 2:18PM UTC Comments Off Burma's President Thein Sein made his first press conference for local press on 21 Oct 2012.(Photo: http://www.president-office.gov.mm)

As a result of riots and crimes in May and June 2012, sectarian violence in western Burma has continued; riots and arson between groups of raging peoples, killing 50, wounding 54 and burning down 2230 houses and 14 religious buildings till 14 June, the president’s office says in its statement (1/2012) dated 25 October 2012....

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