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AFGHANISTAN: Saffron in the Opium Fields

Opium produced in Afghanistan for international markets has wreaked havoc at home. Marvah Shakib explores how a common kitchen spice could provide one possible solution. Read More »

“[Opium] is the only means of survival for thousands of women-headed households."

RWANDA: Defying History

It’s been 17 years since more than 500,000 Rwandans were killed in the horrific genocide of 1994. Today, this tiny East African nation has become a poster child for women’s rights. How have they done it? And what more needs to be done? Read More »

"We have become leaders."

Assumpta Umurungi | AVEGA

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The wind in Italy blows stronger

Water, Nuclear power, and "Legittimo Impedimento": these the three points Italian citizens have been asked to take a stand about in the four referenda held yesterday and today. … Read More»

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Offer: Arab spring: an interactive timeline of Middle East protests

The Guardian shares a brilliant interactive map that chronicles the Middle East uprisings. … Read More»

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New wind in Italy?

Yesterday, 30 May 2011, maybe will be remembered as a "historical" day. Not the kind of major events one is likely to find on history book maybe, yet something I did not expect. … Read More»

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Who will anoint her?

While reading the Bible in the Old Testament I am reminded of a story of a certain young man who was anointed to be king despite all odds. … Read More»

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Watch online: Panel on Egyptian Revolution

"The Road to Democracy: My Reflection on the Egyptian Revolution" April 21, 9:00-10:30 AM - webcast event available at … Read More»

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Offer: Open Society Foundation Think Tank Fund's "Working Together for Tolerance in Europe" program

The Open Society Foundations want to develop new approaches and pilot projects to counter these trends. … Read More»

Call Off Côte d’Ivoire's Bloody War Games

While Côte d’Ivoire violently splits into camps supporting Laurent Gbagbo or Alassane Ouattara—the two men vying for power after November’s disputed election—Ivorian Voices of Our Future correspondent Harmony B. suggests a third option: none of the above. Read More »

"By sending troops to my country, the whole world has signed our death sentence."

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Women as Agents of Change!

As the Common wealth Day is observed today with focus on Women as Agents of Change, permit me wonder aloud if women are not distracted however endowed. … Read More»

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