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Direct support to small scale farmers reduces poverty – what Zambia is doing right

Over half of Zambia’s population lived below the national poverty line in 2015. In rural areas, where 89% of households are engaged in agriculture, the poverty rate was even higher,...

People with light skin are at higher risk of skin cancer. How to reduce sun exposure

Most skin cancers are caused by too much exposure to the sun – specifically solar ultraviolet (UV) radiation or rays. These can damage the cells in the skin and cause...

George Magoha was a force for better education in Kenya. But he had his flaws

The death of former Kenyan education minister Professor George Magoha, 71, closes a vibrant chapter in education policymaking and leadership. It was a chapter marked by unmatched commitment to educational...

Seychelles is becoming overwhelmed by marine plastic — we now know where it comes from

More than 1,000km southwest of Mahé, the main inhabited island in Seychelles, lies a ring of coral islands called the Aldabra Atoll. The islands are a Unesco world heritage site...

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Two Congregations Force LGBT Debate on Evangelical Covenant Church

The Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC) does not ask its pastors to subscribe to extensive statements of faith. The denomination wants...

Pro-Life Protestor Acquitted in Federal Case

Update (January 30, 2023): On Monday, a jury acquitted pro-life protestor Mark Houck of federal charges related to pushing an...

Report: Jean Vanier’s L’Arche Hid ‘Mystical-Sexual’ Sect for Decades

Two years after abuse allegations against L’Arche’s late founder Jean Vanier were made public, an investigation shows the secret was...

Under Municipal Regulations, UK Abortion Clinics ‘Safe’ From Silent Prayer

Prayer outside abortion facilities is drawing prosecution in multiple cases across the UK. Adam Smith-Connor prayed silently on a public...

Put Not Your Trust in ChatGPT, for Now

Tom Kehler has worked in artificial intelligence for more than 40 years, as a coder and a CEO. He grew...

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