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10 September 2014

Less Than 10% of Rural Sub-Saharan Africans Have Access to Electricity. What's Being Done to Change That?

Fifteen percent of the world's population lives in Africa, yet they represent only 3 percent of global electricity consumption. Organizations are carrying out various electrification projects to wire the continent.

9 September 2014

News of the Latest McDonald's Closure in Russia “Devastates” Obama

RuNet Echo

When current events inspire Russia's satirists, the RuNet produces some amazingly funny short stories. Russia's ongoing assault on the McDonald's food chain is having such an effect.

3 September 2014

Looking to Get Away? Do It Patriotically, With Russia's Upcoming Booking.com Clone.

RuNet Echo

As Russia turns inward, the country has sought national alternatives to goods and services that are generally Western-dominated. Moving ahead, Russia faces the dangers of breaking this dependence too quickly.

31 August 2014

A Home-Grown Campaign in Bhutan Is Giving Refurbished Shoes to Thousands Who Need Them

Bhutanese entrepreneur Dawa Drakpa cleans and recycles old footwear and distributes them to those who can't afford a decent pair. Nearly 1 percent of the country's population have received shoes.

27 August 2014

A Private Hospital in Bangaldesh Held a Patient's Body Ransom Because the Family Couldn't Pay Up Immediately

The deficiencies in Bangladesh's government hospitals and the uncertainties regarding service prompts people to chose private hospitals -- at a huge expense.

25 August 2014

Experts Say Technical Issues Are Behind Egypt's Power Outages, but the Prime Minister Blames the Muslim Brotherhood

Egyptians suffer from daily hours-long blackouts while government officials make contradicting statements regarding the cause.

21 August 2014

Two Years Ago, Tens of Thousands of Macedonians Took to the Streets Against Poverty and Corruption

Macedonians are marking two years since the beginning of the "AMAN" protests that called for an end to social disparity and corruption in the country, one of Europe's poorest.

Moscow Shutters 4 McDonalds for Poor Sanitation, But You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet

RuNet Echo

Russia closed four McDonald's locations in Moscow for "sanitary violations" in what some say is another stage of the sanctions war. The RuNet exploded with disbelief—and photos of Russian bathrooms.

18 August 2014

Pope Francis’ New Wheels Cause a Stir in South Korea

Pope Francis' inaugural visit to South Korea caused a media frenzy, thanks in part to scenes of the pontiff riding around in a Kia, instead of a bulletproof sedan.

Journalist and Democracy Advocate Ahmed Rizwan Abdulla Missing in the Maldives

Global Voices Advocacy

The prolific social media user is vocal against hatred in the name of religion and has not been shy about criticizing the Maldives Islamist Adhaalath Party and other political parties.

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