The World's Best News
By Dóchas | The World's Best News highlights the often uncovered yet remarkable and positive news from the developing world.
A super video from Al Jazeera with a big handful of quick facts about “Africa”.
Irish Indo columnist Dan O'Brien on how media sometimes miss the big picture.<p>(A theme at the heart of our World’s Best News project!)
Race to renewable: five developing countries ditching fossil fuels | Global Development Professionals Network | The Guardian
Costa Rica, Afghanistan, China, India and Albania are all embracing renewable energy sources.
While cocoa is grown in West Africa and Asia,<br>most chocolate (the finished product) is made in Europe or the USA.<p>Meet Jaki Kweka, who is trying to change that.
Listen to this interview, about why we think “The World’s Best News” is so important:
No Point Going Halfway<p>A short film by Richard Curtis featuring Usain Bolt which helps explain why we should finish what we started with the …
Looking for something to cheer you up?<p>Here is some happy music from a group of African pop stars, celebrating that world leaders have just signed 17 …
As Ethiopians celebrate their New Year, they also prepare to mark the beginning of operations of a tram system in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa.
A mobile phone information service established last year to provide timely information to rural poor farmers in a southern African country, has been used nearly half a million times since its launch.<p>Established in Malawi by Gorta-Self Help Africa last year, the ‘321’ voice-activated service provides subscribers to the country’s largest mobile phone network with farm information and advice that they can access at the push of a button. And it’s all free.<p>The service is a collaboration between the …
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Dublin’s Lord Mayor was on hand to receive the first copy of The World’s Best News from Sam Zomer and Ruben O'Brien
Dublin’s Lord Mayor was on hand to receive the first copy of The World’s Best News from Sam Zomer and Ruben O'Brien.
17 September, 8-10 am, in these confirmed locations:
<b>Rwanda makes part of its capital city a car free zone</b>.<p>“Normally, a city is for people not vehicles. We want to turn Kigali into a pedestrian-friendly city.“<p>Rwanda is rolling out a new strategy to boost public transport and improve its cities.
As part of a project called "The Tribal Voice", the Guarani and Yanomami peoples of South America have received waterproof phones and solar panels to give them more say in political and economic developments affecting their land. "We believe that the powerful videos we are seeing will galvanise more action by more people and create pressure governments will be unable to ignore.” Read more at: http://www.scidev.net/global/indigenous/news/tribal-groups-indigenous-people-survival-struggle.html#sthash.ZM4JnKKq.dpuf
Wondering where you will be able to <b>get a hard copy of The World’s Best News</b>, on 17 September? Well, wonder no more! We already have volunteers confirmed in these locations! Sign up now, to join them: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/get-involved-with-the-worlds-best-news-2015-tickets-17920797588
The Zambian actor Onechi Lwenje has been named as the host of ‘My Lusaka’ on The Africa Channel. The TV series invites people from all over Africa to showcase their towns and cities. You can get a virtual tour of towns and cities all over the continent.<p>Speaking about his work Onechi Lwenje said, “I am always contemplating the state of global unity, particularly what kind of world we are making and leaving for our youth. I hope through my work to be an agent of positive change and inspiration …
<b>Eradicating Polio</b><p>Big news as Africa has come one step closer to the eradication of polio. This year there were <b>no new wild polio cases across the continent</b>.<p>Global health experts hope that by 2018 polio will become the second human infectious disease, after smallpox, to be wiped out.