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UN rights chief alarmed over ‘excessive force’ against Sudan protesters

Reports of “excessive force” against demonstrators across Sudan over food and fuel shortages is “deeply worrying”, the UN’s top human rights official has said.
from UN on Jan 18, 2019.

US and China lead the millionaires race

Over 400,000 dollar millionaires were created last year, taking the global total to 22.6 million, with the US and China the top host countries and wealth growing fastest in Africa.
from The Guardian on Jan 17, 2019.

How to win public support for a global carbon tax

A worldwide carbon-pricing system would speed up emissions cuts and prevent carbon-intensive industries from relocating to avoid charges. So why hasn’t it happened?
from Nature on Jan 17, 2019.

The interests of pregnant women must be part of the fight against Lassa

As health officials work to contain ebola in D Congo, lessons from that crisis can be applied to the battle against Lassa fever, another deadly infectious disease.
from STAT on Jan 15, 2019.

Why there's a case for giving foreign aid to authoritarian regimes

Four main justifications can be made for giving aid to authoritarian states, and even the most evangelical democrat must accept two of them.
from The Conversation on Jan 14, 2019.

With its $3.9bn mine takeover, Indonesia inherits a $13bn pollution problem

The Indonesian government has acquired a majority stake in the Grasberg copper and gold mine - but there’s been little mention of who inherits the massive pollution legacy.
from Mongabay on Jan 14, 2019.

Nepal's government-approved death traps

Road accidents in Nepal are created by the government’s neglect and lack of responsibility.
from Karhmandu Post on Jan 11, 2019.

How fast are the oceans warming?

Oceans are warming faster than expected, according to a report in the journal 'Science'.
from Science on Jan 11, 2019.

India's health crisis

Underinvestment in health is pushing 7 per cent of Indians below the poverty line, and about 23 per cent of the sick can't afford healthcare
from Down to Earth on Jan 11, 2019.

Foreign backing keeps Sudan’s Omar al-Bashir in power amid citizen uprising

Omar al-Bashir is facing the most serious challenge in his three decades in power in Sudan. Bread and fuel prices and allegations of corruption have fuelled the protests.
from Quartz Africa on Jan 9, 2019.
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