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July 28 2014

From Global development | The Guardian Mon Jul 28 2014, 10:18:58

Despite World Cup host's promises to improve life for foreign labourers, many still live desperate lives in the shadow of unimaginable riches

Every night as Ram, Kamal and Krishna take off their boots outside their cramped rooms, they can see the shimmering silhouette of Qatars Aspire football complex.

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From Global development | The Guardian Mon Jul 28 2014, 09:22:18

Workers who fitted out lavish offices used by tournament organisers say they are trapped after collapse of contractor

Migrant workers who built luxury offices used by Qatar's 2022 football World Cup organisers have told the Guardian they have not been paid for more than a year and are now working illegally from cockroach-infested lodgings.

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From Global development | The Guardian Mon Jul 28 2014, 08:52:00

Nepalese men employed in Qatar's construction industry tell Robert Booth how they work for little or no pay as they build the infrastructure ahead of the 2022 football World Cup. Appalling living conditions and unsafe employment are not the only difficulties they face: there is pressure and disbelief from families in Nepal when no money is sent back home

More on modern-day slavery Continue reading...

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From Global development | The Guardian Mon Jul 28 2014, 08:16:12

Girls share their thoughts on what holds them back, their dreams for the future, and what they think about boys

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From Global development | The Guardian Mon Jul 28 2014, 02:00:00

A tourism revenue-sharing scheme has helped finance hundreds of community projects and benefitted thousands of people

Console Nyirabatangana sits on a stool outside her three-bedroom house preparing the evening meal and, as the sun sets over Volcanoes national park in north-west Rwanda, she reflects on another day of being thankful.

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July 25 2014

From Global development | The Guardian Fri Jul 25 2014, 06:08:27

Deforestation rates significantly lower in areas formally managed by local communities, data shows

Infographic: forest rights and climate change

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From Global development | The Guardian Fri Jul 25 2014, 02:00:03

Children aged just 10 are now permitted to work why do we keep denying children their right to a childhood?

It is depressing to hear that Bolivia has become the first country to legalise child labour, reducing the minimum age of employment from 14 years old to just 10.

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July 24 2014

From Global development | The Guardian Thu Jul 24 2014, 11:15:03

Christian militia and Muslim rebels agree to halt more than a year of violence that has killed thousands of people

Central African Republic's (CAR) mainly Muslim Seleka rebels have signed a ceasefire with the "anti-balaka" Christian militia, after dropping their demand for the country to be split along religious lines.

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From Global development | The Guardian Thu Jul 24 2014, 09:28:00

Girls share their thoughts on what holds them back, their dreams for the future, and what they think about boys

Interactive: what do 13-year-old girls aspire to? Continue reading...

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From Global development | The Guardian Thu Jul 24 2014, 09:00:03

Perpetrators of female genital mutilation becoming more difficult to catch as hospitals and clinics carry out procedure covertly

Parents are taking their daughters to remote regions of Kenya to undergo female genital mutilation (FGM) in secret, according to the head of the country's new FGM prosecution unit.

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