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The future of Zambia

Delighted to visit Zambia last week, to talk about enterprise and investment in Lusaka – one of the fastest-developing cities in Southern Africa.


D'Angelo's 'Black Messiah' is a protest album for the ages

Some messiahs take their time.<p>It took 14 years, but D'Angelo's third album, <i>Black Messiah</i>, finally landed on Dec. 15. And its timing is impeccable.<p>The politically charged record dropped in the middle of unrest over police brutality, particularly the killings of Eric Garner and Michael Brown. …

Report: 786 Children Died Of Abuse In Plain Sight Of Authorities

A shocking report released by the <i>Associated Press</i> shows that at least 786 children died of abuse or neglect in the U.S. over a six-year span, all in …

War by media and the triumph of propaganda

5 December 2014<p>Why has so much journalism succumbed to propaganda? Why are censorship and distortion standard practice? Why is the BBC so often a …

Political history

A teen’s horrifying tale of solitary confinement at Rikers

Every year, thousands of teens are held in solitary confinement in jails, prisons and juvenile halls nationwide. This is the story of Ismael “Izzy” …


Is This the Most Important Artwork of 2014? | The Creators Project

<i>Untitled (Ferguson) Diptych, 2014, by Robert Longo. Photograph: Petzel Gallery</i><p>A week after <i>TIME</i> anointed images ranging from Ellen's Oscar selfie to Thomas van Houtryve's drone-aided photo of house boats as 2014's 10 most influential photos, Guardian writer Jonathan Jones, today, singled out Robert …

The Arts

25 Must-See Wedding Photos From 2014

As 2014 comes to a close, we can confidently say that this has been an amazing year for wedding photography.<p>We've scoured wedding blogs, Pinterest and reached out to talented photographers across the country and around the world to compile the very best wedding photos of 2014. Below are 25 of our …


Child soldiers in Central African Republic more than doubled, says charity

The number of child soldiers in the Central African Republic (CAR) has more than doubled – and possibly quadrupled – since sectarian conflict erupted last year, putting them at risk of long-term psychological damage, Save the Children warns.<p>An estimated 6,000 to 10,000 boys and girls are currently …

Central African Republic

This “Minecraft” Community Is Saving The Lives Of Children With Autism

How a $2.50 experiment turned into one of the best places on the internet.<p>Tim asked Angela if she’d help him build a memorial for his friend and the two began constructing: Tim built a cross out of some stone blocks; Angela planted flowers. Later, Tim fashioned a sign, which he hung on the stone …


The woman saving Uganda's lost and abandoned children

Ugandan activist saves orphans<p><i>African Voices is a weekly show that highlights Africa's most engaging personalities, exploring the lives and passions of people who rarely open themselves up to the camera. Follow the team on Twitter.</i><p><b>(CNN)</b> -- In 2010, Ugandan journalist Gladys Kalibala embarked on a …


30 Uplifting Photos Of Entrepreneurs In The Developing World

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Pakistan Taliban school attack kills 141, including 132 children - as it happened


Resilience and Hope – The Children of South Sudan | UNICEF:Learning for Peace

<i>One year since fighting broke out in South Sudan, UNICEF looks back at the some of the inspiring and resilient children involved in the Learning for</i> …

South Sudan

India's Newest Heroine Breaks Rape-Talk Taboo with Comic Book

A beautiful woman, wrapped in a sari, sits calmly on top of a ferocious tiger. This is how much of the world meets Priya, India's newest superhero and a rape survivor.<p>Created by Indian-American filmmaker Ram Devineni, 'Priya's Shakti', a comic with futuristic augmented reality features, combats the …

Solar sunflower could bring clean energy anywhere -

Solar sunflower inspired by nature could bring clean energy anywhere<p><b>(CNN)</b> -- Imagine a transportable solar power station that tracks the sun like a sunflower and cools itself by pumping water through its veins just like a plant.<p>The Sunflower Solar Harvester, developed by the Swiss company Airlight …


State surveillance is enabled by our own sloppy habits

One night last week, I had a conversation over dinner with a student who is as puzzled as I am about why people seem so unworried by online surveillance. What would it take, we wondered, to wake people up? If the Snowden revelations did not constitute a “Milly Dowler moment”, then what would?<p>The …


Dog Can Walk Again Thanks To 3D Printing

Another day, another animal given a new lease on life thanks to 3D printing. This time it’s Derby, a dog born with deformed legs who, with the help of some folks at 3DSystems, now runs alongside his owners with gleeful abandon. Derby’s front legs have been augmented with two blade-like attachments …


When White People See Themselves With Black Skin, Something Interesting Happens

The antidote to racism partly lies in empathy, or the willingness to "walk a mile in someone else's shoes," as the saying goes. But scientists from universities across Europe are taking the maxim one step further, providing people an opportunity to experience life in someone else's <i>skin</i> by …


15 Unique School Classrooms From Around The Globe

Here's a whole new look at the world.<p>Following on from our features on unique street food throughout the world & how much do people pay for food …


18 Candid & Personal Photographs By Stanley Kubrick

One of the most obvious traits throughout all of Stanley Kubrick's films and work is his dedication and passion for conjuring up iconic imagery and …

Stanley Kubrick

During Africa's Darkest Hour These Women Are A Flicker Of Hope

Make no mistake the Democratic Republic of the Congo is one of the most dangerous places to live in the world, particularly if you're a woman.<p>Whilst …


Satirical Illustrations Of Today’s Problems Drawn 1950s Style

Celebrated British illustrator and visual artist John Holcroft (whose work has been featured by the BBC, The Guardian and Reader's Digest) has …


Chilling Drone Footage From Ukraine's Radioactive Ghost Town

The 1,000-square-mile exclusion zone in Chernobyl, Ukraine (established in the wake of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster) has been virtually …

Ghost Towns

Samuel L. Jackson Issues Challenge To All Celebrities: Call Out the Racism of the Police

On his Facebook page, Samuel L. Jackson posted this short video, encouraging celebrities to speak out on “police racism.”<p>He started out making …

Samuel L. Jackson

The video game idea that caused a walkout at a gaming convention

In an effort to raise awareness of the situation of children in South Sudan, UNICEF embarked on an unusual kind of campaign. <br>We sent an actor, a film …

Gaming Conventions


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How Children Learn: Portraits of Classrooms Around the World

Since 2004, Julian Germain has been capturing the inner lives of schools around the world, from England to Nigeria to Qatar, in his large-scale photographs of schoolchildren in class. <b>Classroom Portraits</b> (<i>public library</i>) is part <i>Where Children Sleep</i>, part <i>Bureaucratics</i>, part <i>What I Eat: Around the</i> …

Portrait Photography

Emory Douglas: art's rebel without a pause

<i>Taken from the November 2007 issue of Dazed & Confused:</i><p>In the late 1960s, America was not a place to be black. After centuries of slavery, segregation and political assassinations, the ghetto’s unemployed masses were subject to constant surveillance and harassment. It seemed that nothing short of a …


Why Are So Many Children Dying in Gaza?

The most appalling images out of Israel and Gaza over the past few weeks have been those of children: Four boys killed minutes after playing soccer …