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Problem or partner? Why Nigeria matters to the U.S.

by Olubukola Ademola-Adelehin and Katie Smith

on February 18, 2017

Security, governance, and regional leadership are three areas where the U.S. and Nigeria must work together.

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Radio Rescue: farmers turn to airwaves over violence in Rwanda

by Massimiliano Colonna

on February 12, 2017

Every Sunday afternoon, thousands of listeners across Rwanda tune into a radio show that became a lifeline for farmers at risk of losing everything.

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The Crossroads of Security and Compassion: we’re safer with #MoreAllies

by Shamil Idriss

on February 10, 2017

Shamil Idriss, President of Search for Common Ground, explains how the travel ban affects efforts to counter violent extremism.

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A visit from the U.S. Ambassador to the Central African Republic

by Search - Central African Republic

on February 3, 2017

We were honored to receive the visit of H.E. Jeffrey Hawkins, the U.S. Ambassador to the Central African Republic.

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Bend it like Beckham: a girl’s love of football changes Nepali village

by Ayush Joshi and Sharm Tharu

on January 27, 2017

14-year-old Samsun is a Muslim girl living in Southern Nepal. Search for Common Ground’s Football Clinic unleashed the social activist within her.

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Freedom From Fear

by Sankini De Silva

on January 19, 2017

A childhood marred by war left Pirem afraid and mistrustful of other ethnic groups — until he experienced an unexpected human connection.

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LGBT rights in Nepal: the way forward

by Emma Lance

on January 13, 2017

Search – Nepal’s latest reality TV show increased trust in the police. It also featured one of the country’s most prominent LGBT activists.