A recent article claims the current governments of Zambia and Ghana are struggling to balance the books and are borrowing money at reckless levels. While citizens there are rightly worried about public spending, the assertion that debt cancellation of the early 2000s was ‘no cure’ is not supported by evidence.
When the news about Flight MH17 broke, it registered as a horrible and senseless event; nothing more. Then, I started to learn that some of the passengers were heading to the 2014 International AIDS Conference in Australia. Suddenly, the news felt raw, and personal. The victims were part of my world, my community.
Whether it's being yourself, taking risks or spending time with loved ones, we all have ideas about what freedom means to us. This video above was created by asking Instagram users what #FreedomIs to them. Join the conversation and let us know why you support everyone’s right to freedom.
Today, Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, Malala Yousafzai, Graca Machel, Bono, Mo Ibrahim and Muhammed Yunus have joined forces to sound a warning that 2015 is a year of huge opportunity, but also of huge risk. They are calling on world leaders to step up the fight against poverty, inequality and climate change.
Several months ago, I read a blog on ONE's Facebook page stating that she didn’t believe sending teams on mission trips was worthwhile, and in some cases, might hurt. It caused me to pause and deeply discern whether my past five trips to Kenya were worthwhile.
In Burkina Faso, 75% of girls and women have undergone FGM/C. But today, only 9% of people there are in favour of the practice. What's caused this dramatic shift in opinion? This photo story from DFID reveals the people and communities leading the way in making extraordinary progress to end it.
Can the world take the vital next steps towards ending global poverty? Or will we let progress slip away? That’s the challenge that the United Nations outlined recently, in its annual review of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) - clear, measurable targets for improving peoples’ lives around the world.
A few years ago I met the bravest 16 year old girl I think I will ever know. Her name was Tegla, and she lived in West Pokot, Kenya where drought is common and life is hard. She had run away from her parents because they wanted her to undergo female genital mutilation (FGM) and well, she didn't.
While the Netherlands has always been a champion of international development, Dutch aid relative to national income is expected to fall to just 0.55% by 2017 – its lowest level in more than four decades. Our new report out today, reveals these cuts are bad news for the Dutch economy as well as the world's poorest.
Every year, Foreign Policy magazine publishes 'Postcards from Hell': photos from “the world’s 50 worst places”. Are these really the worst places, full of nothing but disease, poverty, terrorism and war? As a reality check, GuardianWitness wants you to send in pictures that reveal a different side to life in these count...
Neymar. Dempsey. Suarez. Messi. Robben. These are some of the stars of the 2014 World Cup. There’s one more name you should know: Ricardo Teixeira, aka “Tricky Ricky”. He was one of three senior FIFA officials who took bribes from marketing firm ISL which was awarded valuable World Cup TV and radio rights.
All over France, strange postcards have been landing on the desks of MPs, policy makers and journalists. The message is simple but controversial: be more like the English. But before you think we've lost our minds here at ONE, there is method in our madness.