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Britain's Andy Murray overcomes a shoulder problem to beat Italy's Andreas Seppi in the third round of Wimbledon.
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The industry behind champagne production has been handed world heritage status by the United Nations' cultural arm.
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The Wikileaks website says it has evidence that the United States has routinely spied on senior Brazilian government officials since 2011 or earlier.
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Petra Kvitova's Wimbledon title defence is over as Jelena Jankovic fights back to secure a third-round victory.
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Tunisia declares a state of emergency, just over a week after 38 people were killed in attack in the resort city of Sousse.
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Rohan Dennis rides the fastest individual time trial in Tour de France history to claim victory on the opening stage in Utrecht.
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A week after a terrorist attack killed more than 30 foreign tourists, President Beji Caid Essebsi of Tunisia has declared a state of emergency that...
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A video apparently released by the Islamic State group shows 25 men being shot dead in the ancient city of Palmyra.
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A shoe factory collapses in eastern China, killing six workers, according to Chinese state media.
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[The Star] THE High Court yesterday directed Deputy President William Ruto to file his response within 45 days on how he acquired the Weston Hotel...
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[Aswat Masriya] Cairo -Egypt's armed forces killed 205 militants in North Sinai during the past three days and since deadly attacks on security...
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[The Conversation Africa] For the first time since South Africa held democratic elections 21 years ago leaders of the governing African National...
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Two-time world champion Lewis Hamilton wants to win the British Grand Prix for the 140,000 fans who will be at Silverstone.
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[The Conversation Africa] One of the challenges facing African countries is that the global environment is rather unfriendly. This hampers their...
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[Al Jazeera] Word quickly spread across the sprawling Marikana mine and its adjoining shack lands that South African President Jacob Zuma was finally...


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

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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”,

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