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Burundi delays parliamentary elections after protests

Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza has delayed by a week local and parliamentary elections set for May 26, after nearly a month of political unrest and a failed military coup in the east African state, his adviser has said.<p>Nkurunziza made the decision after a recommendation by the election …

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We can no longer ignore Ebola’s wider impact – particularly on women

Women are not only more likely to be infected; their education, healthcare, food security and livelihoods are also suffering<p>When we consider the impact of the Ebola outbreak, our thoughts turn to the things we can quantify: the number of victims, deaths, survivors, orphans. With the death toll in …

40% of managers avoid hiring younger women to get around maternity leave

Cost of maternity leave too high and women 'aren't as good at their jobs' when they return, survey of 500 managers says<p>A third of managers would rather employ a man in his 20s or 30s over a woman of the same age for fear of maternity leave, according to a new study. A survey of 500 managers by law …

How the MDGs have changed the world: eight leaders reflect

With 500 days until the goals expire, Raj Shah, Julia Gillard, Tony Elumelu, Yeb Sano and others reflect on the impact to date<p>On Monday 18 August there will be just 500 days left for the millennium development goals to be met.<p>The historic commitment to achieve eight targets, which range from …

A Woman With Perfect Grades Is Worth The Same As A Man With A 2.0 Average

It may seem like high school grades don’t mean anything later in life, but a new report finds that high school grade point average (GPA) is a strong …

One-third of Congolese men admit committing sexual violence

New research also reveals three-quarters of DRC men believe women who do not dress decently are asking to be raped<p>More than one in three men surveyed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo's war-torn east admits committing sexual assault, and three in four believe that a woman who "does not dress …

After Ferguson, Obama Orders Review Of Military Gear Given To Local Police

President Obama has ordered a review of the federal program that supplies local police departments with surplus military equipment, White House …