Until last year, citizens of the island nation of Tonga were connected to the world via slow, expensive satellite Internet. Now a new and seemingly unlikely fiber optic network has boosted business and firmed up connections with the widespread Tongan diaspora.
Water is the most precious resource for communities around the globe. Yet, surprisingly, aid projects to drill wells in Kenya often failed because people didn't maintain the wells. Now communities are taking responsibility for cooperatively managing their water and their success is leading them to tackle other problems, like education.
Do you you know where your clothes were made? Do you know who made them? Those are the questions campaigners want you to ask on Fashion Revolution Day — marking the first anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh.
Brazil will host the World Cup this summer and, in 2016, the Olympics. And for Brazil's young adults, that makes this the perfect time to protest their country's lack of opportunities and crumbling infrastructure.
It's somewhat surprising that Russians are turning out in such numbers to see the Paralympics in Sochi. Even five years ago, that probably wouldn't have been the case, a disability rights advocate says. Russia's disabled have to be "everyday paralympians" just to get around.
Brazil is rushing ahead with big economic development plans. It will host the soccer World Cup later this year, and the Olympics two years later. But all that progress is challenging the traditions — even the way of life — of the country's indigenous people.
The Bedouin in Israel are no longer nomads. In fact, Israel's government is having trouble convincing them to move. Israel wants to use the land where they now live and has been offering to move them into towns with paved streets and modern conveniences.