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Is it an employment opportunity? exploitation? or modern-day slavery?

February 26, 2012

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Slavery is a modern-day problem. It exists worldwide, even though laws against it exist in every country. Today, an estimated 27 million men, women, and children in the world are enslaved—physically confined or restrained and forced to work, or controlled through violence, or in some way treated as property. Factors that often lead to people […]

‘Digital Revolution’ to End Sahel Food Crisis

February 24, 2012

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The United Nations has warned of a new food crisis affecting millions of people in the Sahel region of West Africa.  As a result of the erratic and late rainy season in 2011, drought has returned to the region, bringing hunger to millions.  The increasing frequency of droughts since 2010 has given communities in the […]

Malaria: Twice as many deaths

February 8, 2012

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New research from the University of Washington has found that worldwide malaria deaths may be twice as high as previously estimated. The study, published in The Lancet last week, reported that malaria was the underlying cause of death for 1.24 million people in 2010. [1] This is in contrast to the World Health Organization’s estimate […]