Daily Archives: August 11, 2010

8 Goals for Africa

The 8 Goals for Africa song is part of an awareness and advocacy campaign developed by the United Nations System in South Africa on the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). End poverty by 2015 is the historic promise that 189 … Continue reading

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Soaring food prices hit Pakistan

Food prices in flood-hit Pakistan have skyrocketed, after vast stretches of crops were destroyed in the country’s worst flooding in 80 years. The rising prices threaten to amplify misery in a country where many residents were already mired in poverty before the floods … Continue reading

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Slumdog Tourism

SLUM tourism has a long history — during the late 1800s, lines of wealthy New Yorkers snaked along the Bowery and through the Lower East Side to see “how the other half lives.” But with urban populations in the developing world … Continue reading

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