Soccer Ball Generates Energy – Borgen Magazine

This article was originally published in The Borgen Project's online magazine. To view the original story, click here. PUEBLA, Mexico — Meet the newest form of electricity: a soccer ball. Since its debut in 2013, it has become the most powerful soccer ball in the world. It may sound strange, but this ball, called the…

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This article was originally published in Borgen Magazine. To view the original story, click here. BUJUMBURA, Burundi — 10,395,931 people. 68 percent – 7,069,233 – live below the poverty line. One in 15 adults suffers from HIV/AIDS. Only 2.5 percent – 259,898 – make it to the age of 55. Less than two percent of the population…

This article was originally published in Borgen Magazine. To view the original story, click here. PYONGYANG, North Korea — 40-year-old author Monique Macias didn’t have a typical childhood. Her youth involved growing up in North Korea in exile. Her father was Francisco Macias Nguema, the first President of Equatorial Guinea, who reigned from 1968 until…

This article was originally published in Borgen Magazine. To view the original story, click here. HUNTSVILLE, Texas — When Africa is mentioned on the news, it is generally alongside the topics of poverty, disease or other misfortunes, but Nigerian-American journalist Dayo Olapade’s Africa is much different than the one many Americans see on television. Her Africa…

This article was originally published in Borgen Magazine. To view the original story, click here.THIMPHU, Bhutan– Situated in the Eastern Himalayas, Bhutan is a country squeezed in between India and China. Bhutan’s 18,147 square miles are home to a population of 741,800 people.Of these 741,800 residents, 28 percent never make it past grade ten. The percentage…