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Star Power Lights Up Sustainable Energy for All

  Providing clean, sustainable energy to the 1.1 billion people currently without now has a new champion; a champion with a loud voice and global reach. Akon, R&B star and founder of the Akon Lighting Africa initiative, teamed up with Sustainable Energy...

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Detroit – water not flowing

by Francis Mead Motown = Motor City = famous artists = cars = shut-off water supplies = UN = human rights. Huh? Detroit combines all of the above. Two UN human rights reporters – officially they’re called “Special Rapporteurs” - visited the Michigan city recently,...

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Update on Ebola Outbreak in West Africa

In March 2014, a rapidly evolving outbreak of Ebola haemorrhagic fever started in forested areas of south eastern Guinea. As of 25 March, 86 suspected cases including 60 deaths had been reported. Thirteen cases tested positive for Ebola virus, confirming the first...

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Guest post: The forefront of Palestinian consciousness

Guest post by co-star and producer Waleed F. Zuaiter following the screening of the Oscar-nominated Palestinian movie Omar at the United Nations in New York city on 1 May 2014, one of many special events taking place to mark the International Year of Solidarity...