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Over 12 million people worldwide have no citizenship

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Over 12 million people worldwide have no citizenship

Around the world, an estimated 12 million individuals lack nationality or citizenship in any nation. This means they have no legal right to a passport, employment, or housing. Explore this Worldfocus map for more information about statelessness around the globe.

Posted: October 16, 2009 13:43   Comments: 2
American doctors aiding African medical programs

Interview

American doctors aiding African medical programs

Doc to Dock collects surplus medical supplies - such as hospital beds from a facility that is upgrading - and ships them to Africa. Dalijit Dhaliwal spoke last week with Doc to Dock's founder, Dr. Bruce Charash.

Posted: October 15, 2009 14:14   Comments: 7
America’s obligation to impoverished nations

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America’s obligation to impoverished nations

Organizations large and small -- from the World Bank to local NGOs -- are working to eliminate public health scourges in Africa. Do you think the United States has a moral obligation to do more to alleviate hunger and disease around the world?

Posted: October 15, 2009 12:07   Comments: 20
Mapping out refugees and asylum seekers worldwide

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Mapping out refugees and asylum seekers worldwide

Tonight's show focuses on the plight of refugees, Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and asylum seekers - a total of over 40 million people globally. We look in depth at these three groups and their geography.

Posted: October 14, 2009 15:26   Comments: 3
Violence in Guinea shocks international community

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Violence in Guinea shocks international community

A number of Western governments have stepped up their condemnations of violence and brutality in Guinea. An estimated 157 died last week as government troops shot demonstrators voicing their disapproval of Captain Moussa Dadis Camara.

Posted: October 8, 2009 13:37   Comments: 4
Nigeria’s Nollywood produces more films than U.S.

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Nigeria’s Nollywood produces more films than U.S.

This year, the United Nations announced that Nigeria's film industry had surpassed the U.S. in numbers of feature films produced. Explore an interactive feature about the top film-producing nations and read a Q&A about the rise of "Nollywood."

Posted: October 7, 2009 12:35   Comments: 1
Prolonged drought devastates Kenyan people, wildlife

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Prolonged drought devastates Kenyan people, wildlife

A long and severe drought in the eastern part of Africa has had an effect not only on people, but also on wildlife. Watch a video exploring the drought in Kenya and hear from Dan Rubenstein of Princeton University on the causes of and solutions to drought.

Posted: October 6, 2009 14:53   Comments: 0
Child labor in Ghana: More than a million children at work

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Child labor in Ghana: More than a million children at work

An advocacy group says more than a million children are working illegally in Ghana. Pearl World News Youth reporter Matthew Ewusi Nyarkoh filed this report from Ghana.

Posted: October 6, 2009 11:28   Comments: 3
Sudan wages war on Guinea worms

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Sudan wages war on Guinea worms

Guinea worm is a painful disease that still infects thousands of people in Africa. Despite progress, the worms continue to spread through contaminated drinking water, and this is where Sudan is now fighting to eradicate the disease.

Posted: October 5, 2009 14:34   Comments: 5
Liberians weigh jobs against preserving rare forests

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Liberians weigh jobs against preserving rare forests

A Worldfocus contributing blogger writes that for many Liberians looking to earn a living, environmental preservation is not always a top priority. But does logging revenue actually outweigh the benefits of preserving the country's rare virgin forests?

Posted: September 30, 2009 08:42   Comments: 4
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