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Attempting to build something socially conscious is usually frowned upon at Fintech (i.e. money focussed) hackathons. I happened to be at the Money2020 2016 Hackathon (which is arguably the biggest one around) last weekend and the vibe was pretty much as I had expected. However, one of the challenge sponsors Vantiv had an interesting and somewhat […]

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Skirts and Secularism in Turkey

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The BBC’s Mark Lowen finds a desire for secularism and liberal values in Izmir as he travels across Turkey ahead of the upcoming election. Source: Turkey election trip: Izmir looks West amid growing conservatism – BBC News

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President Nursultan Nazarbayev is re-elected to a fifth consecutive term in Kazakhstan, winning 97.7% of the vote, early official results show. An incredible 95.11% of the eligible population of around 10 million came out to vote. Putting aside the usual concerns about the suppression of the opposition, this is still an incredible turnout – wow […]

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