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June 26 2014

From Global development | The Guardian Thu Jun 26 2014, 07:54:11

Chad closes borders to CAR escapees as lack of ID papers adds to confusion over status of many displaced people

The US has announced it is to increase its humanitarian aid to the Central African Republic (CAR) by $51m (£30m) this year, bringing the total funding to $118m (£69m).

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June 25 2014

From Global development | The Guardian Wed Jun 25 2014, 19:01:00

Unesco admits it will be impossible to achieve millennium development goal for universal primary education by 2015

An estimated 58 million children worldwide are not going to school, meaning that there is "no chance whatsoever" that the millennium development goal of achieving universal primary education by 2015 will be met, the UN has admitted.

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From Global development | The Guardian Wed Jun 25 2014, 07:28:23

A project that involves cutting down trees to build a bus lane in Pakistan's capital is pitting environmentalists against officials

For over two decades, Hussain Ali's house sat in the shade of a strip of greenbelt, one of many that were planted along Islamabad's avenues to help reduce pollution levels and bring some natural beauty to the sprawling city.

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June 24 2014

From Global development | The Guardian Tue Jun 24 2014, 09:31:36

Human trafficking report unveils winners and losers, global survey on rape laws, and new fears over the Ebola epidemic

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From Global development | The Guardian Tue Jun 24 2014, 08:31:00

Deep within the mines that honeycomb the Cerro Rico mountain in Potosí, Bolivia, children risk their lives plundering the earth for precious metals. Miners, some as young as 11, brave toxic gases and possible tunnel cave-ins to provide for their families, while young girls must also protect themselves from violent, predatory males. Centuries of silver extraction has left the fearsome 'mountain that eats men', as Cerro Rico is known, on the brink of collapse. But as one teenager explains in these extracts from Raúl de la Fuente's documentary Minerita, such perilous work must be endured as mining remains one of the few ways locals can make a living. Find out more about the film here Continue reading...

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From Global development | The Guardian Tue Jun 24 2014, 08:27:29

Potosí's silver-lined 'mountain that eats men' is on the brink of collapse, threatening the lives and livelihoods of 15,000 miners

Bolivia's child miners: 'The Cerro Rico is a demon'

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From Global development | The Guardian Tue Jun 24 2014, 02:00:59

Herder Meera Bhen, from the Kutch region, is making history throughout India, as her idea of marketing camels' milk takes off

When Sangan Bhai, a humble man in the Kutch region of India's western state of Gujarat, was offered a position as an executive member of the local camel breeders' association, he made a decision that surprised his community: instead of accepting the prestigious post, he offered his wife's name instead.

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June 23 2014

From Global development | The Guardian Mon Jun 23 2014, 06:44:07

Scientists identify a genetic 'signature' for the disease, and must now devise a diagnostic test for use in developing countries

A new genetic test for tuberculosis (TB) could dramatically improve the accuracy of diagnoses of infected children in developing countries, although a simple diagnostic kit could be some way off.

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From Global development | The Guardian Mon Jun 23 2014, 02:00:04

Edna Adan has dedicated her life to building her country's first maternity hospital, and campaigning against FGM. Now she is looking for new allies in the fight against gender violence

Edna Adan has led a life filled with firsts. The 76-year-old was the first woman from Somaliland to study in the UK and the first qualified-nurse midwife in her country, as well as the first female foreign minister and one of the first in the world to speak out publicly about the horrors of female genital mutilation (FGM).

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June 20 2014

From Global development | The Guardian Fri Jun 20 2014, 09:10:53

The US State department releases its annual Trafficking in Persons report Friday. Thailand, Malaysia, Columbia, Cyprus and Qatar are downgraded after revelations of appalling maltreatment of workers that amount to modern-day slavery, while Afghanistan and Sudan improved their rating

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