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For former president Barack Obama, books were a way of surviving his eight years at the White House. Days before vacating office in 2017, he told former chief book critic of the New York Times Michiko Kakutani about how books allowed him to “slow down and get perspective”. So it was only prudent that on the eve of his maiden trip to Africa since leaving office, Obama would share a list of books from some of Africa’s best writers and thinkers.

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One of the most appealing aspects of soccer is its simplicity—a ball, some open space, goal markers, and you can play. As the 2018 World Cup kicks off in Russia, with matches held in massive modern arenas, here is a look at the beautiful game in action in some smaller and more unusual venues around the world, including pitches built on a glacier, on a beach, floating in a river, made of straw, on a rooftop, and more.

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Making Waves: Aligning the Financial System with Sustainable Development is the final, global report of the Inquiry into the Design of a Sustainable Financial System (UN Inquiry). The report summarizes progress made in aligning the financial system with sustainable development between 2014 and 2017, highlights what still needs to be done and what success could look like. It finds real signs that a shift to a sustainable financial system is well under way.  

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