Can Blockchain Provide Identity to Millions of Refugees? id2020 Debates Potential Use

Can Blockchain Provide Identity to Millions of Refugees? id2020 Debates Potential Use

I was honoured to join over 250 delegates from more than 50 technology businesses, advisory firms and NGOs at the recent inaugural ID2020 summit at…

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Human Rights Activist Brings Hope After Tragedy As New Shelter for Women Opens in Kwa Zulu Natal

Human Rights Activist Brings Hope After Tragedy As New Shelter for Women Opens in Kwa Zulu Natal

The South African village of Gcilima is nearly impossible to find without local help. Located three hours from Durban and 30 km south of Port…

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Democratising Finance: Why the Poor Matter to Economic Growth

Democratising Finance: Why the Poor Matter to Economic Growth

Cynics argue that nothing can be done to help the poor. There has always been inequality in society and will remain an unfortunate fact of…

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Morocco’s caravan of hope and the struggle to end child marriage

Morocco’s caravan of hope and the struggle to end child marriage

This month the UK government will be hosting its first ever Girl Summit in a bid to mobilise domestic and global efforts to end female…

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The School of Hard Knocks

The School of Hard Knocks

From the rooftop of her apartment, 23-year old Sonko looks out at the Nairobi slum where she was first ‘discovered’, sunglasses resting on her head…

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Analysis: A portrait of a Greek city in crisis

Analysis: A portrait of a Greek city in crisis

It’s another beautiful day in the northern Greek city of Volos. The sun is shining in a clear sky, and in the main streets the…

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Interview with Bunker Roy

Interview with Bunker Roy

“Only 300 solar power engineers live in the whole of Africa – and they’re all grandmothers,” insists Sanjit “Bunker” Roy. “People will shout from the…

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Anorexia: The epidemic Japan refuses to face up to

Anorexia: The epidemic Japan refuses to face up to

Eating disorders, once unknown in Japan, are now increasingly more rapidly than anywhere in the world. Yet women have to wait seven years for treatment….

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The Struggle of South Africa’s White Poor

The Struggle of South Africa’s White Poor

Roger Ballen, an American photographer who is now a resident of South Africa, has spent his career photographing shocking images of South Africa’s white underclasses….

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