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Thirty years worth of anthropological research has revealed nothing about holiday practices in Africa.
Today, the world’s leading experts on the continent are asking the same question they asked in 1984. “Do they know it’s Christmastime?”
We hope in another thirty years, their protégés, the members of One Direction, will finally be able to answer this puzzling question.
The week in news
In India, a government program that pays women $23 to undergo a sterilisation surgery became even more questionable when 11 women died following complications.
Tension between Israel and Palestine seems to be on the rise again, with an arson attack on a West Bank mosque the latest in a series of clashes.
A Canadian man responds to last week’s midterm elections in the U.S. – and essentially asks Americans, “What were you thinking?”
The week on the blog
What happens when NGO founders become famous – even too famous? Anna McKeon and Natalie Jesionka list some red flags.
The founders of AidSource: The Humanitarian Network were ready to pass the torch, and they passed it to us! We’re very excited to be taking over the management of the site – stay tuned for additional updates.
The week in globaldev
Infectious disease is not a security threat.
Click-bait and stereotypes
Not just Chibok
The neocolonialism of global health
Celebrity humanitarians, or celebrity trolls?
Video Newsflash, Bono: A group of African musicians has already made a great song about Ebola.
The Institute for Human Security and Social Change: Two seminars with Duncan Green | Melbourne, 24 November
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Featured image is Bono during a visit to Brazil. Photo from Wikimedia Commons.