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July 29 2014

From Global development | The Guardian Tue Jul 29 2014, 11:16:13

US president tells African leaders to look inward for solutions instead of blaming the west for the continent's problems

The US president has told African leaders to look inward for solutions to the continent's economic problems instead of making "excuses" based on a history of dependence and colonisation.

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From Global development | The Guardian Tue Jul 29 2014, 10:01:16

Relief agencies go back to the future with $100,000 vehicles designed to carry vaccines and stretchers in conflict zones

Flying cars are being targeted at humanitarian organisations for use in a variety of missions, from delivering vaccines to transporting medics and patients.

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From Global development | The Guardian Tue Jul 29 2014, 09:34:39

Pay slips show migrant workers building the al-Wakrah stadium work up to 30 days a month for pay as low as £4.90 a day

Migrant workers building the first stadium for Qatar's 2022 World Cup have been earning as little as 45p an hour, the Guardian can reveal.

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From Global development | The Guardian Tue Jul 29 2014, 09:05:00

Qatar is introducing reform after widespread criticism of the conditions endured by the migrant labourers who are building World Cup infrastructure. Robert Booth visits the construction site of the Zaha Hadid-designed al-Wakrah stadium, where workers now have clean bedrooms and Wi-Fi. But such facilities are rare and employees say they are still poorly paid

Qatar World Cup stadium workers earn as little as 45p an hour

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From Global development | The Guardian Tue Jul 29 2014, 06:31:21

UK representative 'very concerned' despite assurances from organising committee that workers' rights would be safeguarded

A Fifa vice-president has demanded Qatar ensure immediate payment for a group of migrant workers who fitted out offices being used by its 2022 World Cup organising committee after the Guardian revealed some have gone unpaid for up to 13 months.

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From Global development | The Guardian Tue Jul 29 2014, 02:00:01

The new Brics bank is an opportunity to learn lessons and ensure every infrastructure project protects human rights

The emerging Brics economies Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa struck an agreement this month to establish a development bank with an initial capital of $100bn.

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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

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

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