China in Africa

China in Africa: a mystery to most of us. We may think that China only supports African countries that are either corrupt or rich in natural resources or both. Even more myths exist about China’s presence is Africa. Read this article and learn the other side of the story.

Traditional sports

Forget about soccer for a moment and explore some of the world's traditional sports.

Siberia’s Hospital on Rails

“Hospital Trains” offer health care to remote communities that would otherwise be cut off from the rest of the world.

Dirty Laundry

Bangladesh is the world largest exporter of clothing in the world, after China. The trade in clothing counts for almost 80 percent of the total export, mainly to Europe and the US. Bangladesh' clothing industry offers a good value for money and can deliver very quickly.


Learn more about kings who stand out for particular reasons.

Beauty in all its colours

A portrait that shows beauty in all its colours. From photographer Eric Lafforgue.

Inspiring songs for your week

Music is universal. It has the power to lift people up, to motivate and inspire.

Prisoners embrace yoga

Life in prison isn’t easy. Lately, more and more prisoners are discovering the benefits of yoga and meditation to overcome the stress and strain of life behind bars.


The Economist nominated a country of the year 2013, and that country is... Uruguay!

Homeless university

Homeless people in Berlin are going back to school

Prejudice: When we think we know it all

Prejudices: everybody has them, but no one wants to be a target of it. Discover six prejudice-reducing actions that can easily be practised in everyday life.

Trends and tricks in fundraising

Heartbreaking images of children with kwashiorkor or surrounded by flies. Aid organisations become more aware that these images are a negative stereotype and ‘not done’.

The right to health?

According to international conventions, refugees have the same rights to health care as the citizens of a country. However, the right to health care for refugees is violated in many countries.

Dutch food, best in the world

Which are the best and the worst countries in the world, regarding food safety, availability and costs?

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