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Want to wipe out terror in Somalia? Turn to women

Unless Somalia commits to choosing a state system over a clan system and promoting women to meaningful positions where they can shape policy and promote legislation securing the protection and advancement of women and girls, the multinational efforts to build Somalia into a stable nation are sure to fail, writes Neha Wadekar.

The high price of gender inequality

The huge costs of depriving women and girls of rights and opportunities are borne not only by women and girls themselves, but also by their families, communities, and the entire economy.

How to pay for Africa’s education gains

Unless Africa's governments embrace innovative financing solutions, millions of young Africans will suffer the effects of a paradox in international development: Countries will be too prosperous to qualify for the best funding options, but too poor to meet the educational needs of their citizens on their own, writes Graça Machel.

Protecting climate-change refugees

Not since 1951 has the international community produced a treaty to protect the legal status of the world's refugees. Now, two agreements are currently under discussion at the United Nations, and each offers a rare opportunity to protect global migrants from the biggest source of displacement today, writes Kumi Naidoo.

The old allure of new money

Practically no one, outside of computer science departments, can explain how cryptocurrencies work, and that mystery creates an aura of exclusivity, gives the new money glamour, and fills devotees with revolutionary zeal.

Maintaining the momentum toward universal education

By 2030 – the year when the world has promised to provide universal primary and secondary education for all – an estimated 800 million people will enter adulthood without the qualifications necessary for the modern labor force.