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Online Art Keeps Bosnia's Isolated Seniors Connected in Pandemic

Balkan Insight

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Before the coronavirus pandemic, Our Bridge in Bosnia provided services to seniors to combat social isolation. Despite having to shut down in-person classes due to the pandemic, both groups now use online art and music classes to reach people who are isolated and at risk of depression. The group ...

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How a contested region became a model for multilingual coexistence

The Economist

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The border between Denmark and Germany was highly politicized and when it was set, Germans found themselves in Denmark and Danes found themselves in Germany. Each country is required to offer regional schools taught in the other language and some Germans have decided to send their children to Dan...

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Why most top Foreign Office posts are held by women

The Economist

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More women are serving in top positions of the United Kingdom’s diplomatic corps with a female ambassador to the United States for the first time since the position was created in 1791. Women now hold about a third of Britain’s ambassadorships and the increase can be traced to several changes, in...

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Fans Without Football

Are We Europe

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Europe’s hardcore football fans, deprived of the communal experience of watching their sport in raucous stadium crowds during the pandemic, redirected their energies toward public service projects to help communities cope with the virus. The oft-maligned “ultra” movement, blamed for the COVID-19 ...

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Is Ghana the Model the Developing World Needs Against the Virus?

OZY

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Faced with limited resources and the pressure to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Ghana implemented a variety of measures during the early stages of the pandemic. Those measures, which include pool testing and drone deliveries to rural areas, may prove to be successful after the country reported "...

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Meet the Women Who Detonate Land Mines in Colombia's Former War Zones

Teen Vogue

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In Colombia, the organization Humanity & Inclusion has hired women in local areas like Caquetá to help demine formerly war-torn lands. In areas with violent histories, trust is crucial, thus the hiring of local residents who can gain community trust and access more information about where landmin...

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