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August 5 2014

From Global development | The Guardian Tue Aug 5 2014, 02:00:00

Ayman is one of about 3 million Syrian refugees living outside his homeland. After nine of his friends were killed in Damascus, Ayman used his student visa to flee to the UK, leaving his wife and twin boys behind. 'We didn't expect civil war in Syria, never, ever,' he says. But now, with the help of the Red Cross, the family are reunited and building a life in Edinburgh Continue reading...

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August 4 2014

From Global development | The Guardian Mon Aug 4 2014, 11:42:45

President Salva Kiir and rival Riek Machar meet for African-led negotiations but ongoing violence dents hopes of resolution

Talks between rebels and the government to try to end seven months of bloodshed in South Sudan resumed in Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa, on Monday. The session begins amid continuing reports of fighting and increasingly dire warnings from aid agencies of impending famine.

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From Global development | The Guardian Mon Aug 4 2014, 06:40:43

Health workers struggle to separate myth from reality of Ebola as residents say abandoning tradition is out of the question

Medical teams struggling to curb Ebola in west Africa have been discouraging bush meat consumption, believed to have caused the outbreak, but some rural communities dependent on the meat for protein are determined to continue their traditional hunting practices.

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From Global development | The Guardian Mon Aug 4 2014, 02:00:00

For millions of Africans, life is often nasty, brutish and short. Science, technology and innovation can turn their destiny around

We should now consider why African countries must invest in science and technology, how science creates wealth, and what Africa must do to achieve this "new liberation" using its untapped natural wealth, human resources, and effective policy execution to create explosive wealth that by-passes western-led globalisation and creates national and continental technology hubs. This is what will reposition Africa with advantage in the phenomenon of globalisation

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From Global development | The Guardian Mon Aug 4 2014, 02:00:00

Africa is not on autopilot to some gilded age, warns Kingsley Moghalu, deputy governor of Nigeria's central bank and author of Emerging Africa. What is being falsely celebrated as Africa's rise is simply the continent having become a playground for globalisation, he says, adding that without job creation to accompany population growth Africa will have to cope with armies of unemployed young people in a few decades' time Continue reading...

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August 1 2014

From Global development | The Guardian Fri Aug 1 2014, 08:09:01

Marriage visas under Australia's partner migration scheme are being used to bring women in for exploitation, study shows

Kanya thought she was starting a new life in Australia after arriving from India to marry her husband, but it quickly turned into a nightmare.

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From Global development | The Guardian Fri Aug 1 2014, 07:43:02

From legalising abortion to transsexual rights, marginalised groups have united to become a formidable force for change

One tiny country has been blazing a liberal trail across Latin America. In the past six years, Uruguay has introduced ground-breaking legislation on abortion, drugs, transsexual rights, and same-sex marriage and adoption.

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From Global development | The Guardian Fri Aug 1 2014, 06:06:22

Bangladeshi children who have been arrested are sometimes held in filthy, cramped cells with convicted adult criminals; many suffer physical and emotional abuse. The UN childrens agency, Unicef, has joined forces with the law firm DLA Piper to bolster the standard of care and treatment of children who come into contact with the law as victims, witnesses and offenders

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From Global development | The Guardian Fri Aug 1 2014, 02:00:01

Zambian entrepreneurs will flourish only if they are given access to credit, appropriately taxed and consulted by the government

Zambia has implemented extensive business reforms, from reducing the time it takes to start a company to simplifying licensing requirements. These changes are happening as donors, including the UK's Department for International Development (DfID), are increasingly trying to create conditions that allow businesses to thrive (pdf) as a way to tackle poverty.

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July 31 2014

From Global development | The Guardian Thu Jul 31 2014, 13:01:18

Are UK consumers still buying protected rainforest timbers? With your help, Karl Mathiesen investigates how much contraband timber finds its way into the country.

Let us know your thoughts. Post in the comments below, email karl.mathiesen.freelance@theguardian.com or tweet @karlmathiesen

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