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  • Can foreign policy be feminist? Sweden says yes.

    Gender equality isn't just a domestic issue, according to Stockholm. It's an ideal that countries can help implement around the world – but not without wrinkles. Part 5 of Reaching for Equity: a global series on gender and power.

  • First Look Zimbabwe issues 99-year leases to white farmers

    Zimbabwe has implemented a new government policy that will grant 99-year leases to white farmers. Intended to mend relationships with white farmers after they were evicted by the previous administration, the policy aims to revive the country's agricultural sector. 

  • Gambia's diaspora helped oust a dictator. Now they're asking: What's next?

    Tens of thousands of Gambians left the country during former President Jammeh's regime, and many helped garner support for his rival. One year into the new administration, they're carving out new roles, keen to rebuild the country.

  • First Look 'Day Zero' looms over water-scarce Cape Town

    South Africans are slashing their water usage in the country's second biggest city as local reservoirs continue to shrink following months of drought. Cape Town has struggled to accommodate its 4 million residents and risks being the first global city to run dry. 


Photos of the Week 02/26 Photos of the week

A man collects lotus flowers to sell while floating on a tire tube at a pond in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Feb. 23.

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