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Africa: Digital Graveyard

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Mobile phones and computers have transformed the lives of many -- yet billions of discarded electronic devices are ending up in landfills in the world's poorest countries, posing a potentially lethal toxic threat. But...

Africa’s Lake Victoria: Turning the Tide

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United Nations, New York, August 2011 - The struggle to access clean water and basic sanitation is intensifying as the global population ratchets up by the billion. Overcrowded makeshift settlements are springing up a...

African Rhythms Permeate Cuba’s Music

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United Nations - When Africans were brought centuries ago to Cuba to work on the sugar plantations, they also brought their cultural traditions including their music and instruments. When they arrived on the island, ...

Albinism Awareness around the World

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Discrimination, violence and abuse of people with albinism is a major concern for all affected and society as a whole. On International Albinism Awareness Day in 2019, people with albinism came together to promote alb...

Brazil: Descendants of slaves in a struggle for land

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United Nations - In Brazil, descendants of slaves have lived for centuries on land occupied by their ancestors. But in recent years their right to the land has been challenged. 21st Century, Episode #109 Script: ht...

Brazil: The Story of Slavery

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United Nations - More than four million slaves were shipped to Brazil from the coast of Africa during the 16th century and onward. But the practice of slavery was abolished in 1888 when abolitionists brought the issu...

Burkina Faso: A Filmmaker’s Quest

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Movies tell you so much about a culture - its values, its shared experiences, its aspirations. But most African countries are struggling to develop their own film industries. We take you now to Burkina Faso, where one...

Cancer: Africa’s Emerging Epidemic

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The African continent suffers a high rate of cancer-related deaths, due to the scarcity of services and treatment. But many nations are forging ahead - with the help of the IAEA - to increase awareness and resources t...

Cattle Breeding Meets Nuclear Science

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United Nations - Artificial insemination is assisting cattle farmers across the continent of Africa to raise better quality and healthier livestock without having to keep bulls. In Tanzania, the UN’s International At...

Cuba – The Musical Legacy of A Million Slaves

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United Nations - Over the centuries more than one million African slaves were transported to Cuba. Today, their legacy can be heard in Cuba’s music, blending African and Latin rhythms. 21st Century: Episode #124 Sc...

Descendants of slaves: Ancestral land

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United Nations - The United Nations has declared an International Decade for Persons of African Descent. Launched in January, the decade focuses on protecting the rights of people of African heritage, recognizing thei...

Floods devastate Mozambique

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Floods devastating Mozambique have created ‘inland oceans’ with some 1,000 people feared dead. If the worst is confirmed, United Nations experts say this could be one of the worst weather-related disasters ever to hit...