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More than four million slaves were shipped to Brazil from the coast of Africa during the 16th century and onward. But the practice of slavery was abolished in 1888 when abolitionists brought the issue to the forefront...
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In April 2015, a devastating 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal in Southern Asia.
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Experts are predicting India will overtake China as the most populous nation on the planet within the next 20 years. New census figures will play a vital role in providing individuals with access to resources that can...
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After winning a design competition sponsored by UNESCO in 2013, Rodney Leon’s masterpiece, the Ark of Return, which is the Permanent Memorial in honour of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade, was ...
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The United Nations has declared an International Decade for Persons of African Descent. Launched in January, the decade focuses on protecting the rights of people of African heritage, recognizing their contributions a...
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Over the past three years, Syria's civil war has left more than 130,000 dead and forced many to flee to neighbouring countries like Jordan. In the midst of this catastrophe, one extraordinary woman remains focused on ...
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In a country where over 20 million people are estimated to be deficient in essential vitamins and minerals, eating small nutrient-rich fish can make a vital difference.
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In Laos, where about 70% of the population live in rural and remote areas, community-based distribution workers, or CBDs, bring contraceptives and reproductive counselling to women.
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A once empty Syrian border transit point has rapidly become home to more than 11,000 Iraqis.
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For seventy years, most of the records of the landmark UN War Crimes Commission remained locked away. Active from 1943 until 1948, the Commission investigated and assisted national governments with the trials of World...