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July 1 2014

From Global development | The Guardian Tue Jul 1 2014, 02:00:00

Tobacco is a big earner for many Ugandans, but a bill threatening to restrict the sale of cigarettes has sparked concern

Fred Okippi's five-acre backyard is a lush emerald field of tobacco. Dressed in a black T-shirt and red hat, he delicately bends stems as he weaves his way through the plants, carefully pruning unwanted leaves. "This [tobacco] is my future," he says from his home in Uganda's western district of Kiryandongo.

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June 30 2014

From Global development | The Guardian Mon Jun 30 2014, 11:40:43

Two die and seven injured in Mogadishu blast hours after China announces plans to reopen headquarters in Somali capital

A car has bomb ripped through a bustling market in Mogadishu, killing two people and wounding seven, just hours after China announced plans to reopen its embassy in Somalia.

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From Global development | The Guardian Mon Jun 30 2014, 07:53:34

Sufficient political will is all we need to get the 58m children currently not in school into classrooms by the end of next year

There is still time to fulfil the key millennium development goal (MDG) of achieving universal primary education by 2015 if the world can muster the political will to reach out to millions of marginalised children, the European commissioner for development has said.

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From Global development | The Guardian Mon Jun 30 2014, 02:00:11

Reducing child marriage, providing access to health services and getting more girls to stay in education will save many lives

In 1990, the Italian World Cup was played to the sound of Luciano Pavarotti's Nessun Dorma. In that same year, 12.6 million under-fives died from largely preventable diseases, and 104 million children of primary school age were out of school.

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June 29 2014

From Global development | The Guardian Sun Jun 29 2014, 04:00:06

A shortage of brides in China is putting young women in neighbouring countries at risk of being trafficked

When Kiab turned 16, her brother promised to take her to a party in a tourist town in northern Vietnam. Instead, he sold her to a Chinese family as a bride.

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June 28 2014

From Global development | The Guardian Sat Jun 28 2014, 04:00:00

Caribbean island has improved forensic investigations but failed to build modern public morgue for victims of violent deaths

The suspected victims of violent deaths are wrapped in plastic bags or covered loosely in stained sheets. There is no air conditioning and the room quickly becomes sweltering as the tropical sun beats down on the metal roof. A fly buzzes around amid the overwhelming stench of decaying corpses.

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June 27 2014

From Global development | The Guardian Fri Jun 27 2014, 12:12:15

Here's your chance to get snapping and show off your favourite streets, parks, beaches, sunsets, coffee shops and anything else you want the world to know about your hometown

Foreign Policy magazine has recently published Postcards from Hell, a selection of photos that chart life and death in the world's 50 worst places. From Iraq to Niger to South Sudan, the annual series attempts to provide a snapshot of life in some of the most troubled states.

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From Global development | The Guardian Fri Jun 27 2014, 11:25:00

Hugh Muir speaks to the former World Bank economist William Easterly about how he changed his mind on the political ramifications of aid. Plus, how Somaliland defied the critics to become a democracy Continue reading...

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From Global development | The Guardian Fri Jun 27 2014, 07:37:29

Deputy justice minister in Eritrea for talks over repatriation of 500 migrants amid fears Norway is a soft touch for asylum seekers

A Norwegian politician has travelled to Eritrea for talks with the government about the planned repatriation of about 500 "exit mandatory" migrants.

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From Global development | The Guardian Fri Jun 27 2014, 05:18:35

Job in Malaysian factory meant low pay, long hours and squalor for new arrival who suspected others had escaped before him

When Phadendra Kumar Shrestha heard about the cupboardful of abandoned passports, he knew he was in trouble. The 27-year-old migrant worker from Sindhuli district, Nepal, had travelled to Malaysia on the promise of a salary more than double what he could ever hope to earn at home, but the contents of the cupboard made him afraid.

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