Charles Parkinson

Munchies

How This South African Dairy Is Fighting Gender-Based Violence

Orange Grove Dairy in the South African town of Dundee donates surplus dairy goods to the local women’s center, providing meals for hundreds of people a week.
Charles Parkinson
2.22.17
South Africa

How This South African Dairy Is Fighting Gender-Based Violence

Orange Grove Dairy in the South African town of Dundee donates surplus dairy goods to the local women’s centre, helping it to provide meals for up to 700 people four times per week.
Charles Parkinson
2.22.17
africa

How Edible Gardens Are Helping in the Battle Against HIV

This small community in Lesotho, Africa is using unique gardens in the fight against HIV.
Charles Parkinson
2.16.17
Foraging

Britain Spends £166 Million a Year Spraying This Delicious ‘Weed’ with Herbicide

“It is basically rhubarb,” says forager Ross Evans of Japanese knotweed, the “weed” Britain spends £166 million every year attempting to eradicate. “The young shoots are also great, almost similar to bamboo shoots.”
Charles Parkinson
5.23.16
Europe

A Muslim Bus Driver’s Son Has Just Beaten a Millionaire Banking Heir to Become the Mayor of London

Following a contest marked by accusations of extremism and racism, that focused on personality more than policy, Sadiq Khan has become the first Muslim mayor of a major Western city.
Charles Parkinson
5.6.16
asia & pacific

How Indonesia Deals with Current Piracy Could Determine Whether It Becomes the 'New Somalia'

Paying the ransom currently being demanded by Islamist militants behind three recent ship hijackings could open the floodgates to more hostage-based criminality on the seas, says one expert.
Charles Parkinson
4.22.16
asia & pacific

India Says One of Britain's Crown Jewels Is Stolen Property, and It Wants It Back

The priceless Kohinoor diamond is one of the most famous jewels in the world — and according to India, a shining example of the UK's unapologetic attitude towards colonial-era pillage.
Charles Parkinson
4.21.16
asia & pacific

South Korea's Ruling Conservatives Suffer Shock Election Loss

South Korea's ruling conservatives have lost their legislative majority at a time of growing tensions with North Korea, in a move that could jeopardize ongoing attempts at economic reforms.
Charles Parkinson
4.13.16
Barbecue

This Biker Chef Is Making Hot Dogs on the Back of a Harley Davidson

Starting out grilling hot dogs on a gas canister welded to the back of a Harley Davidson, Brazilian-born Leon Borja now serves his prime beef sausage creations from a custom-built barbecue trailer in East London.
Charles Parkinson
4.13.16
Facebook

The Facebook Group Identifying Rare Species in Cambodia

Citizen scientists are helping to fill a research gap caused by decades of turmoil.
Charles Parkinson
4.12.16
Europe

Did David Cameron Do Anything Wrong By Having Shares in an Offshore Fund?

We asked tax experts whether the outrage generated by the revelation British Prime Minister David Cameron held shares in an offshore fund co-run by his father was justified.
Charles Parkinson
4.8.16
asia & pacific

Thailand Is in Danger of Becoming an Established Military Dictatorship

Sweeping new powers of arrest and detention granted to military officers by Thailand's ruling junta are just the latest indication of the country's slide towards entrenched military rule.
Charles Parkinson
4.7.16
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