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The Planet-Saving, Capitalism-Subverting, Surprisingly Lucrative Investment Secrets of Al Gore

The former vice president has led his firm to financial success. But what he really wants to do is create a whole new version of capitalism.<p>“When i left the White House in 2001, I really didn’t know what I was going to do with my life,” Al Gore told me this summer, at his office in the Green Hills …

Investing

Humanitarian system 'stretched to its limits' says new research

Aid organisations are struggling to reach people living in conflict zones and fragile states, finds the State of the Humanitarian System report<p>The humanitarian system has been stretched to its limits with aid agencies unable to support people living in areas blighted by complex conflicts in …

Kenya’s free education system is making inequality worse

There is a new brand of educational entrepreneur emerging in Nairobi’s slums: privately owned and run schools that promise particularly poor children a good education at little cost.<p>These schools position themselves as providing a public good. But the majority are not registered with Kenya’s …

Africa

Classrooms from around the world

Schools have reopened, with around 2 million pupils heading back to classrooms after a three-month summer break. Nearly three years after Taliban gunmen shot Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai, the teenage activist last week urged world leaders gathered in New York to help millions more children …

A brighter future for every child

Kenya court suspends teachers' strike over pay dispute

<b>A court in Kenya has ordered teachers to suspend a month-long strike over pay and return to work immediately.</b><p>Millions of children in Kenya have been unable to attend classes due to the strike.<p>A Kenyan court previously ordered a pay rise of at least 50%, but the government is challenging this, …

Africa

Zimbabwe's crippling power outages set to worsen

Harare (AFP) - Energy-starved Zimbabweans were told on Thursday to brace for worsening blackouts due to electricity generation shortfalls, decreased …