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Debt-shaming has become highly controversial in Kenya, where a flood of small loans, once championed as a way to lift people out of poverty and enable hard-working borrowers to fund businesses or cover unexpected costs, has also created a market for unscrupulous debt collection.
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The World Health Organization says it wants many more African nations to participate in its SOLIDARITY trial, a global study of four potential COVID-19 treatments.
According to the President, the revenue that could be generated from the stocks - obtained at the natural death of animals- if trade of the products was legalised, would fund the operational budget of Zimbabwe’s national parks for the next 20 years.
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Sacred ibises were sacrificed on an industrial scale—and new research may help us understand what led to the birds’ disappearance from the marshes of the Nile.
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As Bulgaria hosts the European Council, Krasimir Valchev, education and science minister, talks about what to expect from its presidency.
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Many of the artists, based in and around Moscow and St Petersburg, once displayed their work in public spaces, but faced with increasing censorship there, some now feel more comfortable retreating to their private studios.
The first time he touched a football, Gelek Wangchuk was 9 years old. It was in a settlement of Tibetan refugees in Himachal Pradesh, in northern India, where he and other Tibetan boys attended the Tibetan Children's Village, a school founded by the Dalai Lama, the Tibetan spiritual leader.
When Samuel Berhe thinks of Eritrea, he sees the sand-colored buildings and turquoise water of Asmara’s shoreline. He sees his sister’s bar under the family home in the capital’s center that sells sweet toast and beer. He sees his father who, at 80 years old, is losing his eyesight but is still a force to be reckoned with. He thinks of his home, a place that he cannot reach.
The next frontier in Cuba: American press is seeping into the country, shaking up nation's decades-long battle with free expression
For Obama's historic visit to Cuba, the flags of the two countries hung together from balconies in Old Havana. The symbol was of unification and peace, a headway that U.S products would soon share a space in Cuban culture.
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High in the mountains of Bulgaria lies the village of Ribnovo, whose population is overwhelmingly Pomak: a group of Bulgarian-speaking Muslims whose traditions date back to the Ottoman Empire. The mayor estimates that around 70% of the working male population have left to find work in western Europe, leaving the women to make do by themselves.
It went down to eleven degrees the night of December 20, 1988. Garry Germain, a newly hired security guard, had started working for Columbia University just six weeks prior. He was stationed at the Graduate School of Journalism. After finishing dinner, and with two hours left on his shift, Germain returned to his post at Pulitzer Hall. Standing inside the lobby to escape the cold, he kept a watchful eye on the courtyard, in particular towards the entrance of Furnald Hall grocery store, which had been held up twice in the past month.
Bulgaria hopes to draw tourists intrigued by ancient tombs, mosaics and sewage systems later this year, thanks to engineers excavating a new line for the Sofia metro who stumbled across a street of prime real estate - from the 4th century AD. Beneath modern Sofia lie the remains of Serdica, a lively, cosmopolitan city where Constantine the Great, the first Christian Roman emperor, lived for a year while looking for a new capital for his empire.
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