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Podcast: Author Elif Shafak on women and fiction

In the second instalment of our cultural podcast series we hear from Elif Shafak, Turkey’s best-known female author. 

This week's 22 must-read stories

What not to do in an economic crisis, how to make Africa's schools safe and 20 others stories from the past week.

Can Africa's desert sun power Europe?

The main limit to transferring electricity from the deserts to Europe in the long term is neither technological nor economic.


Highlights from Africa 2014

Catch up on the highlights from this year’s World Economic Forum on Africa, which took place in Abuja, Nigeria.

Can digital solve youth unemployment?

Twenty-five percent of all young people are unemployed, and finding ways to teach them new skills and find jobs is a global imperative, says Judith Rodin.

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Latest reports

Mega-regional Trade Agreements: Game-Changers or Costly Distractions for the World Trading System?

The World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Trade & Foreign... more

Does Faith Matter? Leaders on the Role of Faith in Society

The Global Agenda Council on the Role of Faith developed an online survey for... more


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