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...
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...
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...
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...
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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