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In central Mali, communities are signing agreements with insurgents to survive

James Courtright

Temporary truces may bring a measure of peace but are no long-term solution to a decade-old conflict.

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Syrian students in Jordan still betting on universitySyrian students in Jordan still betting on university

Syrian students in Jordan still betting on university

Joshua Levkowitz
But with mounting challenges, only a handful of exiles can pursue higher education.

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Mastic producers in Greece innovate as climate change threatens harvestMastic producers in Greece innovate as climate change threatens harvest

Mastic producers in Greece innovate as climate change threatens harvest

Steven Tagle
On the island of Chios, villagers have produced a rare, healthful resin for centuries.

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Conflict refugees find a cold welcome in Burkina FasoConflict refugees find a cold welcome in Burkina Faso

Conflict refugees find a cold welcome in Burkina Faso

James Courtright
Government neglect and rising discrimination are prompting a major crisis for the Peul people.

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