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Aid Group Works to Bring Medical Imaging to Impoverished Areas of the World

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Mammograms for women at risk for breast cancer, ultrasounds for expectant mothers and X-rays for injured and sick children. These diagnostic procedures are standard in U.S. hospitals and the basis for much of the medical care people receive, yet half the world's population has no access to such tests.

Study Abroad Supports UK’s Soft Power Campaign, Says Former Universities Minister

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The UK’s former minister of universities and science, David Willetts, has said outbound student mobility is essential to the country’s soft power agenda. Speaking at the International Unit’s Go International event this week, Willetts said two-way mobility programmes facilitate negotiations with overseas partners.

U.S. Embassy Announces Leadership Seminars for Female High School Students

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The U.S. Embassy will hold workshops for female Japanese junior high and high school students on leadership and speaking up in bid to promote gender equality. The program, called “Go Girls!,” will involve four sessions in June, July, September and October at the American Center Japan in Tokyo’s Minato Ward. Students will hear lectures and take part in discussions on the themes of leadership and independence.

China in Africa: Are Beijing’s Confucius Centers a Boon or Bane for Cameroon Youth?

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Even as China increases its footprint in Cameroon through its language institutes and companies, locals are divided on how these facilities are impacting their lives. While youth welcome them as cultural bridges and windows of opportunity for jobs [...] What is most worrying is a growing feeling that these language schools may make local youth lose their moorings, confidence, belief and identity 

Heal the World: Why the UAE is a Soft Power with a Large Heart

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The UAE has prospered, and it wants to heal the world through acts of generosity. Humanitarian projects and aid will reach 130 million people through the Mohammed bin Rashid Global Initiatives which brings together of 28 organisations focusing on fighting poverty, spreading knowledge and culture, empowering the community, and driving innovation. The foundation will implement over 1,400 human development programmes in more than 116 countries around the world, said our report.

Ghana’s Start-Up Hub Pioneer is Going Pan-African with a $50 Million Fund

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Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) has built one of Africa’s best known start-up ecosystems in Accra, Ghana over the last eight years—and now it’s doubling down on a push to take its vision pan-African. As MEST has grown, it has opened up its local entrepreneur training program to founders from Nigeria and Kenya who usually want to go back home after their year-long program. 

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