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Nuclear power in Africa?

Russia’s state nuclear energy corporation has recently signed MOUs to build nuclear power plants in Africa. What's the likelihood that they will be built?.
from Pambazuka News on Jul 16, 2018.

Cape Town’s drought: don’t blame climate change

People, politics and poor planning are behind most urban water shortages, argues Mike Muller.
from Nature on Jul 16, 2018.

Congo decision to open national parks to drilling isn’t really about oil

The D R Congo says it will allow oil drilling in two UNESCO world heritage sites. Here are three points to help us understand the move.
from African Arguments on Jul 16, 2018.

Cash aid helps rebuild lives in Somaliland

Families have lost everything in the aftermath of Cyclone Sagar. Cash aid is the fastest way to help them.
from Norwegian Refugee Council on Jul 13, 2018.

Governments must weigh the environmental costs of deep-sea mining

Key meeting should focus minds on the best way to extract minerals from the depths of the ocean.
from Nature on Jul 13, 2018.

Sustainable development is the path to happiness

“It is literally the truth that sustainable development is the path to happiness,” the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development at the UN has been told.
from Environment News Service on Jul 12, 2018.

China’s Belt and Road lands in Latin America

After several months of anticipation, the blueprints for China’s Belt and Road Initiative finally include Latin America and the Caribbean
from China Dialogue on Jul 11, 2018.

US opposition to breast-feeding resolution stuns WHO officials

A resolution to encourage breast-feeding was expected to be approved quickly and easily at the World Health Assembly - until the US upended the deliberations.
from New York Times on Jul 10, 2018.

The future belongs to China

The financial crisis symbolised Western decline and signalled the future belongs to China – which ‘understands’ the developing world better than the US, IMF or World Bank.
from New Internationalist on Jul 9, 2018.

Frelimo halts electoral process, but parties say elections will happen

Submission of candidates lists for Mozambique's municipal assemblies did not start on Thursday as planned, halting all progress toward the election,
from Mozambique Political Process Bulletin
 on Jul 6, 2018.
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