Child marriage soars in Yemen as famine looms

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Emma Batha

Child marriage has soared in Yemen as families struggle to feed their children amid a conflict that has left the country on the brink of famine, the U.N. children’s agency stated.

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Bangladesh receives $360 million World Bank financing to improve waterway connectivity

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Sheuli Akter

To help the poor population living in remote areas, Bangladesh has launched a project to construct 14 landing stations in shoals, where often waterways are the only mode of transportation.

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Child trafficking: A menace in India

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Jose Kalathil

According to Walk Free Foundation, a human rights organisation, India has the largest number of modern slaves in the world with more than 18 million trapped as bonded labourers, forced beggars, sex workers, and child soldiers.

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Hunger: How You Can Help

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Cynthia M. Lardner

Hunger is a globally endemic problem impacting global stability and impeding peace. As President Barack Obama stated, “Hunger, disease and poverty can lead to global instability and leave a vacuum for extremism to fill. So instead of just managing poverty, we must offer nations and people a pathway out of poverty. And as President I’ve made development a pillar of our foreign policy, alongside diplomacy and defense.”

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Uhuru Kenyatta must be prepared to lose unless he changes tactics

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Joe Khamisi

If free and fair elections were to be held today, Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga would most likely upset the incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta.

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An Open Letter to President-Elect Donald Trump

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Sami Jamil Jadallah

 

Dear Mr. Trump,

First, let me congratulate you on your election and I have to admit, for a non-politician you did a hell of job understanding and speaking the language of Main Street America, which sad to say has been neglected by America’s political elite, Democrats and Republicans alike.

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