Monthly Archives: April 2015

Running for glory..or to escape poverty? Why Kenyans (and Ethiopians) are such good Marathon Runners

It can’t have escaped your notice that the London Marathon took place yesterday; nor did it probably surprise you that the first three male runners home were all Kenyan: Eliud Kipchoge beat twice-winner Wilson Kipsang (2:o4:47) to the top spot by five seconds (2:04:42), and Dennis Kimetto followed soon after

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Two years after Rana Plaza: reflections and actions

On 24 April 2013, 1133 people died when an unsafe garment factory building collapsed in the Rana Plaza complex in Dhaka, Bangladesh. A further 2500 were injured. They were killed while working for familiar fashion brands in one of the many ‘accidents’ that plague the garment industry, in its pursuit

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BAFTS’ member Best Years gets article published on EYD2015 website

It is great to work in collaboration with like-minded organisations. So, when WFTO-Europe (World Fair Trade Organisation, Europe) contacted BAFTS a few weeks ago to see if any of our members would like to send them some stories to be published on the European Year of Development 2015 website under specific

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