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In Africa, foreign corporations protect their own from Ebola

As the White House launched its Africa summit this week and pledged $14 billion in investment in the continent from U.S. corporations, National Security Advisor Susan Rice… 1,246 more words


Book Review: On China, by Henry Kissinger

How do you describe China? How could one understand a land with historic roots that spawn for almost 4000 years? No easy task, that’s for sure. 1,326 more words


How this smart contraceptive design could liberate women in Africa

Family planning counts for a lot when it comes to development in poor countries. It lowers mortality among women and infants, improves educational outcomes, and slows population growth. 381 more words

As foreign aid dries up, companies take the lead in global development

Coca-Cola, operating mostly under the media radar over the past three years, has trained half-a-million poor women in 44 countries to become small-scale capitalists. They include owners of sari-sari convenience stores in the Philippines, farmers growing mangoes in Kenya, and dirt-poor villagers building tiny recycling operations out of discarded bottles from trash heaps in Mexico. 634 more words


Shopping in Europe: The new ‘Grand Tour’

La Roca del Vallès was once little more than a sleepy Catalan village (pop. 7,000) surrounded by farmland, 35 minutes northeast of Barcelona. Now, that farmland is the home of outlet mall La Roca Village, a purpose-built simulation of a Catalan town, packed with high-end outlet stores. 943 more words