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.

Myth buster alert!

A super video from Al Jazeera with a big handful of quick facts about “Africa”.

Today's good news story is that poverty is being beaten globally - Independent.ie

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.

Meet “Chocolate Mamas”, producers of chocolate in Tanzania, creating Tanzanian jobs

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.

“The World’s Best News brings focus to positive stories”

Listen to this interview, about why we think “The World’s Best News” is so important:

The World's Best News — No Point Going Halfway A short film by Richard...

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 …

The World's Best News — Looking for something to cheer you up? Here is...

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 …

Social change needs empowered citizens, and empowered citizens need occasional encouragement. Great to hear that we're not the only ones who believe in the power of positive news!

50,000 rice farmers in #IvoryCoast are now working with better seeds, improving food security in the West African country. As a result, harvests have increased. Source: World Bank, photo: Jbdodane / CC BY

Sub-Saharan Africa’s first light rail system starts operations

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.

“Going Mobile in Malawi”

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.

Using #soccer to combat Boko Haram. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-34217187

Where you will find The World’s Best News on 17 September

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BBC: Child mortality falls by 50% since 1990 - report

How One Illiterate Man Is Helping Students through His Roadside Book Store

How a peaceful protest changed a violent country - BBC

One Woman Challenges Perceptions of Somalia One Instagram Post at a TimeRead more: http://globalvoicesonline

How a peaceful movement changed a violent country. BBC: http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-trending-32882520

Rwanda makes part of its capital city a car free zone

<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.

Faced with drought , Tanzanian farmers plant MORE trees to protect their food crops. Read more: http://www.scidev.net/global/farming/multimedia/tanzanian-farmer-brings-forest-back-to-life.html?utm_content=buffer5af8c&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

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

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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 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 …

Eradicating PolioBig news as Africa has come one step closer to the eradication of polio

<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.