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Can the internet reboot Africa?

Can the internet reboot Africa? | IB GEOGRAPHY GLOBAL INTERACTIONS | Scoop.it
With smartphone use and web penetration soaring, Africa is set for a tech revolution – but only if its infrastructure can support it
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In The Future, ‘Made In China’ Could Become ‘Made In Africa’

In The Future, ‘Made In China’ Could Become ‘Made In Africa’ | IB GEOGRAPHY GLOBAL INTERACTIONS | Scoop.it
Thanks to Beijing's economic transition, Africa has a chance to pick up some of the industrial production now leaving China.
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Mapping The Rise Of Mobile Technology For Social Good

Mapping The Rise Of Mobile Technology For Social Good | IB GEOGRAPHY GLOBAL INTERACTIONS | Scoop.it
How a mobile device might save the world. Or at least a mom-to-be in Morocco.
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Connecting Africa

Connecting Africa | IB GEOGRAPHY GLOBAL INTERACTIONS | Scoop.it
A new generation of Africans are taking development into their own hands through technological connections
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As Chinatown is eroded, Chinese influence throughout London spreads

As Chinatown is eroded, Chinese influence throughout London spreads | IB GEOGRAPHY GLOBAL INTERACTIONS | Scoop.it
The influence of London's Chinatown is declining, but Chinese wealth is bringing far greater change to the city's modern skyline.
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US corporations have $1.4tn hidden in tax havens, claims Oxfam report

US corporations have $1.4tn hidden in tax havens, claims Oxfam report | IB GEOGRAPHY GLOBAL INTERACTIONS | Scoop.it
Charity analysis of the 50 biggest US businesses claims Apple has $181bn held offshore, while General Electric has $119bn and Microsoft $108bn
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Indigenous tribe in Brazil creates video game to help preserve culture

Indigenous tribe in Brazil creates video game to help preserve culture | IB GEOGRAPHY GLOBAL INTERACTIONS | Scoop.it
The Kaxinawa people of Brazil teamed up with anthropologists and developers to create a video game that honors their culture.
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Oaxaca’s Native Maize Embraced by Top Chefs in U.S. and Europe

Oaxaca’s Native Maize Embraced by Top Chefs in U.S. and Europe | IB GEOGRAPHY GLOBAL INTERACTIONS | Scoop.it
Mexico’s traditional corn was fading away, but it is now being bought in bulk to satisfy the appetites of fine diners.
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The Rise of Global Startup Cities

The Rise of Global Startup Cities | IB GEOGRAPHY GLOBAL INTERACTIONS | Scoop.it
Venture capital investment is extremely spiky, but remains concentrated among a select group of cities.
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The US digital divide: Who gets high-speed Internet?

The US digital divide: Who gets high-speed Internet? | IB GEOGRAPHY GLOBAL INTERACTIONS | Scoop.it
We head to the rural American city of Chattanooga to learn how citizens secured the fastest Internet in the country.
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Your Smartphone Is Probably Powered by Child Labor at Mines in Africa | VICE News

Amnesty International says batteries in products made by Apple, Samsung, and others contain cobalt mined by kids in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
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Destination%20Culture.pdf

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Great paper to support the teaching of homogenization of urban landscapes.

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Has the World Trade Organisation failed poor countries?

Has the World Trade Organisation failed poor countries? | IB GEOGRAPHY GLOBAL INTERACTIONS | Scoop.it
We examine the Doha Development Agenda, a WTO initiative that has been unable to address unfair agricultural practices.
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Burundi turns to WhatsApp as political turmoil brings media blackout | Thierry Vircoulon

Burundi turns to WhatsApp as political turmoil brings media blackout | Thierry Vircoulon | IB GEOGRAPHY GLOBAL INTERACTIONS | Scoop.it
Threats and harassment have driven journalists into exile, leaving social media to fill the void for those wanting to reach the world and connect disparate groups
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Money is flowing over the U.S.-Mexico border, but it’s going north

Money is flowing over the U.S.-Mexico border, but it’s going north | IB GEOGRAPHY GLOBAL INTERACTIONS | Scoop.it
Mexican investors have started pouring billions of dollars into the U.S. economy.
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How the Internet Became a Home for Displaced Somalis | VICE | United Kingdom

Somalis are one of the most displaced ethnic groups in the world, but the internet has helped them preserve their relationships and culture.
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Rich People Have Access To High-Speed Broadband; Many Poor People Don't

Rich People Have Access To High-Speed Broadband; Many Poor People Don't | IB GEOGRAPHY GLOBAL INTERACTIONS | Scoop.it
Left behind at school, at home and at work: "The civil rights issue of our time"
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Photographing the Hazardous Resting Places of Obsolete Electronics

Photographing the Hazardous Resting Places of Obsolete Electronics | IB GEOGRAPHY GLOBAL INTERACTIONS | Scoop.it
An exhibit at the New School asks how designers can help combat the e-waste crisis.
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Can democracy spread at the push of a button? | Stephen Abbott Pugh

Can democracy spread at the push of a button? | Stephen Abbott Pugh | IB GEOGRAPHY GLOBAL INTERACTIONS | Scoop.it
Unlocking the data that can help people monitor what their governments are really up to is helping to spread democracy in many African countries
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Air Spaces: Where the Planes Fly - Views of the World

Air Spaces: Where the Planes Fly - Views of the World | IB GEOGRAPHY GLOBAL INTERACTIONS | Scoop.it
The Future of Mapping was the theme of a Cartographic Summit jointly held by the International Cartographic Association (ICA) and Esri at Esri’s headquarters in Redlands (California). The aim of the event was to examine new directions in mapping in … Continue reading →
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Invisible Hands

Invisible Hands | IB GEOGRAPHY GLOBAL INTERACTIONS | Scoop.it
We examine poor working conditions for Mexican farm workers who pick the fruits and vegetables that end up on US tables.
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Exploiting DRC's 'cobalt kids'

Exploiting DRC's 'cobalt kids' | IB GEOGRAPHY GLOBAL INTERACTIONS | Scoop.it
Western firms turn blind eye as child miners toil in dangerous conditions for precious "battery" mineral, Amnesty says.
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What is the impact of globalisation on the environment? - Economic Globalisation - OECD iLibrary

What is the impact of globalisation on the environment? - Economic Globalisation - OECD iLibrary | IB GEOGRAPHY GLOBAL INTERACTIONS | Scoop.it
Globalisation helped accentuate the major environmental damages we’re experiencing today, even though it’s only indirectly responsible. Some nation
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Zimbabwe to make Chinese yuan legal currency after Beijing cancels debts

Zimbabwe to make Chinese yuan legal currency after Beijing cancels debts | IB GEOGRAPHY GLOBAL INTERACTIONS | Scoop.it
Yuan becomes the latest currency to be approved for public transactions in Zimbabwe, as the southern African nation seeks to increase trade with Beijing
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