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World Health Organization urged to oppose factory farming

Factory farming is a major contributor to the three slow-motion global disasters highlighted by outgoing WHO chief Margaret Chan, warn a group of academics.
by Daniel on May 22, 2017.

Searching for Syria?

A new website aims to gives an insight into the Syrian refugee crisis, its human cost and the humanitarian response.
from UNHCR on May 22, 2017.

Mexican journalists threatened by cartels, government and each other

Journalists in Mexico are facing threats from a corrupt government and violent cartels, and they can’t always trust fellow reporters either.
from Index on Censorship on May 19, 2017.

Africa's population boom: burden or opportunity?

African governments aren’t investing enough in one of their greatest assets – a young population.
from ISSAfrica on May 19, 2017.

South African environmentalists winning the battle for law enforcement

South African private and non-governmental legal groups have stepped into the vacuum left by the state in forcing mining companies to fulfil their environmental obligations.
from Mail&Guardian on May 18, 2017.

Nigeria: after Buhari... ?

With Nigeria's President Buhari on medical leave again, ambitious figures are positioning themselves for what might happen next.
from allAfrica on May 17, 2017.

Remote Pacific island found buried under tonnes of plastic waste

A tiny South Pacific island 5,000 kilometres from the nearest human occupation has the highest density of washed-up plastic rubbish known anywhere in the world.
from New Scientist on May 16, 2017.

Buy our chocolate, not just the beans, say Ghana and Ivory Coast

When Mamey Kamara attended the opening of Ivorian chocolatier Instant Chocolat, she instantly fell in love.
from Quartz Africa on May 15, 2017.

Last-chance saloon for Zuma legacy

The president has ignored all opportunities to put South Africa first, but is now haunted by the policy.
from Mail&Guardian on May 15, 2017.

Time for China to come clean on its ‘Belt and Road Initiative’

On 14 May, heads of state or government from more than 24 states will converge in Beijing for the first-ever “Belt and Road Initiative” summit.
from South China Morning Post on May 11, 2017.
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