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Thailand to Myanmar Refugee Repatriation Goes Ahead Despite Concerns

BANGKOK – With the UN signing a memorandum of understanding in negotiations to repatriate nearly 700,000 Rohingya refugees from camps in Bangladesh to Myanmar’s Rakhine state, its refugee agency has already begun facilitating returns from camps in Thailand to southeast

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Tanzania: Young Farmers Fight Climate Change in Zanzibar

In the small village of Kiombamvua, young Zanzibaris are turning to farming. Drought and sea water intrusion have taken their toll on the island’s farmland, and the young people are trying to combat the effects of climate change. Ali Abeid

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#WorldRadioDay: a time for change

Radio is a tool for development and social change around the world. It’s widely accessible, relatively cheap and very simple to use. According to the United Nations, or UN, radio reaches 95 per cent of the world’s population. In sub-Saharan

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#RightsMedia report: Pursuing #justice for the #genocide victims of #Rwanda

The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) has been pursuing justice for victims of Rwanda’s genocide. The court was established in Arusha, Tanzania (site of the Arusha accords) in 1995 and has jurisdiction over genocide, crimes against humanity and war

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A modern day Mother Teresa: Tanzania’s Sister Martha

ARUSHA, Tanzania — Meet Martha Mganga. She’s a 50-year-old Tanzanian woman with albinism. She’s not afraid to use the term “albino” when referring to herself and others living with this condition. Albinism is defined as a rare, non-contagious, genetically-inherited condition occurring

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2013 World #PressFreedom Day in #Tanzania

ARUSHA, Tanzania — Every May 3, journalists, activists and media organizations in developing countries around the world acknowledge the importance of World Press Freedom Day. This year, 2013, marks the 20th anniversary celebrating the fundamental principles of press freedom. Most

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