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With fashionistas baking in a mascara-melting heatwave and Italy's Fendi set to raise hackles with an all-fur collection, Paris Fashion Week, which...
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[RFI] A Burundian general who took part in a failed coup in May is promising further attacks if President Pierre Nkurunziza does not drop his plans...
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[Deutsche Welle] Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza has missed a meeting of regional leaders in Dar es Salaam on the seething crisis in his...
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[Capital FM] Nairobi -A Muslim cleric charged with trafficking underage girls to Lebanon for sex tourism has been sentenced to ten years in jail.
POSTED: 7/6/2015 in Europe
Saudi-led coalition bombers strike a suburb of the southern Yemen port city of Aden, killing at least 30 people, witnesses there say.
POSTED: 7/6/2015 in Europe
Ten people are killed, including a 7-year-old boy, in a series of shootings during a violent US holiday weekend in Chicago.
POSTED: 7/6/2015 in Europe
The BBC will be required to cover the cost of providing free television licences for over 75s, the government confirms.
POSTED: 7/6/2015 in Europe
Record-breaking numbers of migrants are arriving on the Greek island of Lesbos, overwhelming local authorities, local police say.
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Thousands of men and boys killed in the Srebrenica genocide 20 years ago are remembered at a service in Westminster Abbey.
POSTED: 7/6/2015 in US
The militant group has killed more than 200 people in the last week, including attacks in Jos on a popular restaurant and a mosque.
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[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum North -The trial of South Sudanese pastors Yat Michael Ruot and David Yein Reith continued on Thursday, when both men...
POSTED: 7/6/2015 in US
The pope was scheduled on Monday to fly to Guayaquil, where he was to visit a sanctuary, offer an outdoor Mass and have lunch with an old friend.
POSTED: 7/6/2015 in Europe
Eurozone finance ministers say they expect to hear fresh proposals from Greece after a referendum rejected the terms of an international bailout.
POSTED: 7/6/2015 in Europe
Islamic State militants are reported to have regained control of a town near their northern Syrian stronghold of Raqqa from Kurdish-led forces.
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Fourth seed Maria Sharapova progresses to the quarter-finals of Wimbledon after beating Zarina Diyas in straight sets.


We are pleased to announce that on July 4, 2015, our Founder and CEO
UNESCO Special Envoy for Peace and Reconciliation Forest Whitaker led an

Forest Whitaker, Humanitarian, CEO and Founder of WPDI, Actor, gave a

On February 4, 2015, The Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Health

The ultra-durable One World Futbol, a soccer ball that never needs a

South Sudan | 5 February 2015


January 15, 2015  more than 600 civic, business and philanthropic

In the winter of 2012, WPDI provided our key partner in

  • The Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative (WPDI) extends to

Whitaker’s international influence is not limited to Hollywood. He’s

In South Sudan, UNESCO Special Envoy for Peace and Reconciliation

A speech about the conflict in South Sudan and how WPDI is helping to

Academy award winner Forest Whitaker visited Findley Elementary in Des

Forest Whitaker, an Oscar-winning actor, was at Des Moines' Findley

Forest Whitaker returns to inspire Des Moines students

People Magazine, “Forest Whitaker Uses His Start Power to Fight for

RTT News, “Forest Whitaker Honored for His Civil Rights Work in Uganda

United Nations Radio, “Forest Whitaker launches peace organization in

Zain Company, “Forest Whitaker visits Zain South Sudan offices to

“A Message from UNESCO’s Forest Whitaker on Peace in South Sudan”,

Ericsson website, “Peace Initiative launched in Mexico with Forest


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