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    Lesotho Taps Taxi Drivers to Fight HIV With Male Circumcision

    Napo Khusu likes to think of himself as a taxi driver–educator. Behind the wheel of his Toyota Corolla, white with a signature marigold stripe along its side, Khusu calls out for passengers in Maseru, the capital of Lesotho, in between explaining to me the benefits of voluntary medical male circumcision: better hygiene and decreased risk of contracting
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    When Temporary Toilets Become a Fixture in Poor Communities

    KELLY MCEVERS, HOST: After disasters like Hurricane Sandy, one of the things that government does is bring in temporary toilets, those big blue or green plastic ones you see at festivals or on construction sites. But there are parts of the world where that temporary toilet has become a permanent solution for poor and refugee communities. NPR's Robert Smith
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    South Africa Diary: Pride and Poverty in Khayelitsha Township

    About 30 minutes from the waterfront in Capetown, South Africa — where you can find tourists, kayaking trips and fancy cars — sits a city that no one wants to recognize. Khayelitsha is one of the country’s larger townships — informal settlements that are home to thousands. {image-1} A view of a street corner on the outskirts of
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    The Inside Story About One of the Most Maligned Religions in the World

    From Arthur Miller’s The Crucible to Hollywood renditions of Haitian traditions, American media has often connected the Vodou religion to the darkest aspects of black magic. While the faith is closely connected to elements of the supernatural, it is also very much grounded in natural phenomenon. Many Vodou ceremonies honor the elements of air, water, fire, and earth.
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    Passover in Seoul

    "We were all slaves in Egypt once," goes the yearly Passover refrain. This year I recited it less than 40 miles from a country that imprisons its own people in concentration camps. I am in Seoul on a fellowship from the International Reporting Project to cover religion in South Korea-- its relationship to Korean politics and to
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    Reporting on Climate Change from Marrakech: COP22 in Review

    Did you miss the event? You can find the full video here.   {image-1} Glendora Meikle, Susan Phillips, and Zack Colman {image-2} John Schidlovsky {image-3} Zack Colman {image-4} Susan Phillips
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    Spraying for Malarial Mosquitoes in Mozambique

    Health workers use a controversial insecticide to combat malaria in a door-to-door campaign in Mozambique.
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    The Contradiction of Brazil’s ‘Favelas’

    In Brazil, slum tours are common in shanty towns known in the country as favelas. Brazil’s government has encouraged the tours as a way of earning money for a people said to live in some of the world’s most violent areas. Theresa Williamson stands at the foot of several stairs leading into Rio de Janeiro&rsquo