By Ray MwareyaZimbabwe's idle youths, bending under a reality of 80% joblessness, and an economy stuffed by $9, 9 billion in external debt, are now hooked to playing or owning a “snooker” table.
By Tahseen AliBangladesh’s overall rate of poverty currently is 24 percent, down from 40 percent a decade ago and the country is on track to being designated a middle-income country in only five years.
By Rey TyGovernment in the Philippines has responded with bullets when thousands of peasant protesters demanded for food aid and hunger relief.
By Sayed JalalWith the deterioration of the security situation in Afghanistan, how feasible the Turkmenistan, Afghanistan Pakistan and India (TAPI) gas pipeline project will be?
By Shruti SaxenaIn its earliest stages the Internet was hailed as a great equalizer, a portent of a new world of information and freedom of access. Reality has been slightly different. Like all other spaces, the Internet too is gendered.
An engineering research team, led by Dr Anthony Robinson at Trinity College Dublin, has designed a locally assembled, clean and inexpensive cookstove for use in the developing world that converts a small portion of its heat into usable electricity.
By Carey Averbook & Leny OliveraClimate change is about much more than climate change. Its impacts and driving factors intersect with a whole range of social, economic, political and cultural issues. Women, especially in the global South, are often particularly exposed to poverty, discrimination, lack of access to resources, exclusion from power and exposure to many forms of violence. When climate change impacts hit, the burdens women bear likewise increase disproportionately.
By Irungu PeterPeople often tend to think that refugees are fully fed by the WFP, clothed by the UNHCR and other humanitarian agencies. This is far from the reality on the ground.