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Dr. Tedros Adhanom

Closing the Immunization Gap: Bringing Vaccines to Doorsteps of Families and Households

Dr. Tedros Adhanom | April 29, 2016 | World
As World Immunization Week comes to a close today, it is an opportune time to reflect on the progress made to date with vaccine preventable illnesses. Smallpox is eradicated. There are some diseases on the verge of elimination. Rubella has been eradicated from two continents. Polio lingers in...
The Conversation Africa

How US aid to Africa has changed in the wake of China's growing influence

The Conversation Africa | April 29, 2016 | World
Kafayat Amusa, University of South Africa; Nara Monkam, University of Pretoria, and Nicola Viegi, University of Pretoria The economic and political reach of the US, arguably the most visible and vocal Western country on the African continent,...
Armine Sahakyan

The Former Soviet Union's Growing Penchant for Expelling Foreign Journalists

Armine Sahakyan | April 29, 2016 | World
Image: Savik Shuster, a TV talkshow host in Ukraine, began a hunger strike on Tuesday to protest the government's decision to revoke his work permit. Shuster says the move is politically motivated. By Aleksandrit (CC BY-SA 3.0/Wikipedia) Journalist Savik Shuster knows what it's...
Brian Dooley

Today is Razan Zaitouneh's Birthday

Brian Dooley | April 29, 2016 | World
Syrian human rights defender Razan Zaitouneh turns 39 today. She was kidnapped in December 2013 with three colleagues--her husband Wael Hamada, Samira Khalil, and Nazem Hammadi-- by the armed group Jaish al Islam, one of the powerful militia groups working near Damascus. They have been missing ever since, some of...
Darren Burn

The Problem With Israel's Controversial Gay Pride Adverts

Darren Burn | April 28, 2016 | Queer Voices
Last week passersby in London were stunned when they were greeted with adverts reading "Imagine London without gays..."
Caroline Fourest

America Alarmed at Racism in France

Caroline Fourest | April 28, 2016 | World
In its 2015 report, the U.S. Department of State expresses concern with anti-Semitic and anti-Muslim incidents in France. Although this concern is justified, it must be put into context.
John Burnett

Kabila Knows His Back Is Against the Wall and the US Must Keep it There

John Burnett | April 28, 2016 | World
It's not often that a dictator takes out an advertisement in The New York Times. But there it was on Sunday, full-page spread touting President Joseph Kabila's supposed record of championing democracy and reform in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Poppie Mphuthing

Whitewashing Beyoncé, Or Any Black Woman, Will Never Be OK

Poppie Mphuthing | April 28, 2016 | Black Voices
As part of a global community of journalists and editors who, at least in theory, strive to educate and inform, I was disgusted Thursday to come across a Glamour UK article that in one little gif-filled, navel-gazing story undermined Beyonce's "Lemonade" message.
Poppie Mphuthing

Whitewashing Beyoncé, Or Any Black Woman, Will Never Be OK

Poppie Mphuthing | April 28, 2016 | Black Voices
As part of a global community of journalists and editors who, at least in theory, strive to educate and inform, I was disgusted Thursday to come across a Glamour UK article that in one little gif-filled, navel-gazing story undermined Beyonce’s “Lemonade” message and in turn the experience of many black...
Atifete Jahjaga

Women Making Decisions: The Norm, Not the Exception

Atifete Jahjaga | April 28, 2016 | Women
Women have yet to earn their equal share in the society and the right to decide for their lives. Yet I am more than ever confident that we will succeed in making women empowerment a reality everywhere, in every country, in every city and in every village.
President Enrique Peña Nieto

Gender Equality: A Global Challenge

President Enrique Peña Nieto | April 28, 2016 | Women
Outdated gender misconceptions spread worldwide continue to prevent women from taking on key leadership roles in every aspect of our daily lives. For this reason, we must join efforts to reverse this tendency and make sure their voices are heard.
The Syria Campaign

Last Night, My Friend, Aleppo's Most Qualified Remaining Pediatrician, Was Killed

The Syria Campaign | April 28, 2016 | World
Like so many others, Dr. Maaz was killed for saving lives. Today we remember Dr. Maaz's humanity and his bravery.
Asmaa AbuMezied

Two Gazans and "3000 Nights" Movie

Asmaa AbuMezied | April 28, 2016 | World
The movie, "3000 Nights" provided glimpses of what Palestinian prisoners experienced in Israeli prisons during the 1980s.
Ing. Jorge L. Quijano

101 Years as a Cornerstone of the Global Transportation System

Ing. Jorge L. Quijano | April 28, 2016 | World
With just months separating us from the inauguration and commercial opening of the expanded Panama Canal, the excitement's been palpable.
Miriam Leiva

VII Congress of the Communist Party Roars Against US Influence

Miriam Leiva | April 28, 2016 | Latino Voices
In Cuba nothing is what it seems. But Cubans can make a difference, seizing the challenges in a unique time of opportunities for changes.
Bishakha Datta

To Tell Meaningful Stories About Child Marriage, Feature the Voices of Girls -- Not Just Their Faces

Bishakha Datta | April 28, 2016 | Media
News media in India and across the globe are paying attention, with coverage of early and child marriage expanding rapidly in recent years. Unfortunately, some of these stories present child marriage in ways that create misunderstanding at best.
Emhamed Khadad

UN Security Council Must Live Up to its Responsibilities in Western Sahara

Emhamed Khadad | April 28, 2016 | World
In a remarkable challenge to the authority of the UN Security Council, the Kingdom of Morocco effectively dismantled the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara, triggering a crisis at the UN and further endangering the Saharawi people.
Akbar Ahmed

We Need to Bridge the Divide Between Jews and Muslims Now More Than Ever

Akbar Ahmed | April 28, 2016 | World
In American politics, we are witnessing a startling escalation of religious, ethnic and racial discrimination and divisiveness that is quickly racing down a slippery slope. Before our civilization goes over the brink, we must stop, step back and address these fundamental questions of humanity.
Damanvir Kaur

The Unexplained Deaths at Bhakra Canal

Damanvir Kaur | April 28, 2016 | World
For the past five years, divers in the state of Punjab, India have been routinely retrieving four to five deceased bodies from the Khanauri barrage of the Bhakra Canal.
ResearchGate

Al-Qaeda: 5 Years After the Death of Osama bin Laden

ResearchGate | April 28, 2016 | World
In the aftermath of the successful US Navy SEALs operation to kill Osama bin Laden, Al-Qaeda vowed to continue to attack the US and its allies. Five years later, the terrorist organization is being overshadowed by the extremely brutal Islamic State group.
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