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What the Data Revolution Means for Global Development and M&E

In the last decade, new technology has made advances in data storage and analysis to leverage the greater volume of data available. The digital …

Mobile motivation is sweeping Africa

As the world celebrates Worker's Day to commemorate trade unions and labour movements, the mobile industry in Africa is expanding to fulfil the …

New Rockefeller Foundation Projects to Boost African Development

New efforts by the Rockefeller Foundation are working to strengthen African economies as they face a growing number of young people, and challenges …

Innovative programme to improve employment and income outcomes for young people

African Development Bank’s Special Envoy on Gender, Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi, has cautioned that joblessness among young people is one of the most …

Africa

UN makes $6.5 billion appeal for Syria

The United Nations has appealed for a record $6.5 billion for Syria and its neighbours to help 16 million people, many of them hungry or homeless victims of a conflict that has lasted 33 months with no end in sight.<p>The Syrian appeal accounted for half of an overall funding plan of $12.9 billion for …

Peru snow state of emergency extended to more regions

<b>The Peruvian government has extended to nine more regions a state of emergency called to cope with unusually cold weather and heavy snowfall.</b><p>At least two people have died and 33,000 others have been affected by the cold spell, local officials say.<p>Tens of thousands of animals have frozen to death …

Abraham Maslow and the pyramid that beguiled business

<b>The psychologist Abraham Maslow's theory of human motivation is 70 years old but continues to have a strong influence on the world of business. What is it, and is it right?</b><p>There is a commonly reproduced symbol which many believe holds the secret to personal fulfilment and business success.<p>It …

South Africa gold miners prepare to strike

South Africa's gold mineworkers have announced they will embark on a sector-wide strike after the collapse of wage talks, prompting fears of more turbulence ahead for Africa's largest economy.<p>Unions representing South African goldminers have given employers a 48-hour notice of a strike, mining …

Pillay says Sri Lanka turning authoritarian

The UN Human Rights High Commissioner, Navi Pillay, has warned that Sri Lanka was becoming "increasingly authoritarian" with rights activists apparently suffering growing harassment from security agencies.<p>Pillay said on Saturday that it was "utterly unacceptable" that rights activists who spoke …

Fall Music Preview: 21 Albums to Watch

From M.I.A. to N.I.N., 2013 wraps up with some big names.<p>Fall is always a hotbed of the year's biggest releases, but after a handful of long-awaited comebacks (Justin Timberlake, My Bloody Valentine), dueling records from rap's titans (Kanye West and Jay Z), and standout efforts from Vampire …

30 – August – 2013 – Fubiz Media

Van Morrison: The Poet

<i>In a 1971 review of the album ‘His Band and the Street Choir,’ Jon Landau called Van Morrison “one of the few originals left in rock.” From the days</i> …

Literature

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Questlove's Roots: A 'Meta' Memoir Of A Lifetime In Music

<i>This interview was originally broadcast on June 24, 2013. Questlove's hip hop band The Roots is preparing to move from</i> Late Night <i>to</i> The Tonight Show <i>when Jimmy Fallon takes over as the host in February. We kick off this hour with a conversation between TV critic David Bianculli and</i> Fresh Air <i>host</i> …

VIDEO: What Do Israelis Wish For Iranians?

New online videos focused on emotions, hopes and fears surrounding Israel, Palestine and Iran are worth watching, says Elisheva Goldberg.<p>Hassan …

No Occupation Before Lunch On Israeli TV

Orly Halpern rounds up the news from Israel.<p><b>"But I think our friends there should understand that there are limits to what the Israeli viewer can</b> …

Mykki Blanco expands tour, playing Gramercy on NYE (dates)

<b>Mykki Blanco at BV-SXSW 2013</b> (more by Amanda Hatfield)<p>NYC rapper <b>Mykki Blanco</b> likes to spend a lot of time on the road (and playing locally), and he …

Africa's Ambitious "Great Green Wall" | TIME

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<b>Cover Photograph by Adam Dean—Panos for TIME</b><p><i>The self-proclaimed “Burmese bin Laden,” Buddhist monk Wirathu travels the country spreading a message that “crackles with hate,” TIME’s China Bureau Chief & East Asia Correspondent Hannah Beech writes in her report on rising radical and violent strains of Buddhism in Southeast Asia. She traveled through Burma and Thailand from May to June this year along with photographer Adam Dean, who spoke to TIME’s Eugene Reznik about his portrait of Wirathu on</i> …

The Arab Spring Two Years Later | TIME

Mideast's Largest Crusader-Era Hospital Unveiled

The Jerusalem site is the largest hospital of that era ever found in the region.<p><b>Part of a gigantic, thousand-year-old structure that served as the largest hospital in the Middle East during the Crusader period will soon be open to the public, following a 13-year excavation, the Israel Antiquities</b> …

Picture Archive: Cairo Mosque, Circa 1920

As Ramadan 2013 comes to a close, a look inside a mosque from a century ago.<p><b>Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar—and the holiest, because it's when Allah revealed the Koran to Mohammed—ends on August 7, closing 30 days of sunrise-to-sunset fasting, reading of the Koran, and additional</b> …

Overzealous Western banks pose new threat to war-ravaged Somalia | US & Canada

<b>Columbus, Ohio</b> - Every month I visit a small grocery store in a non-descript building in Columbus, Ohio, where I live, to use a service that keeps Somalia alive: "Hawala", the traditional money transfer system used throughout the Middle-East, Africa and South Asia. Similar to Western Union, Hawalas …

Namibia drought threatens thousands

A severe drought that sparked a state of emergency in Namibia has left 400,000 people facing hunger, the government said.<p>The government has been criticised for failing to do enough to provide relief to people during the worst dry spell to hit the country in decades.<p>But the chairman of the Disaster …

India battles to get aid to flood-hit areas | Humanitarian crises

<b>Gauchar Air Base, India</b> - Taking off his olive green helmet and sitting down in a plastic chair surrounded by sacks of food, helicopter pilot Sachin Gupta gave the bad news.<p>"It's not going to happen today, I'm afraid. It's too risky to fly. We'll have to wait until tomorrow, and even then it's not …