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Wole Soyinka throws away his Green Card in Trump protest

Africa’s first Nobel prize winner for literature, Wole Soyinka, has kept his word about a Trump victory in the US and thrown away his Green Card
from Quartz Africa on Dec 2, 2016.

Sign language signs on in South Sudan

South Sudan's first unified basic sign language and sign language dictionary will be launched and presented in Juba today.
from Light for the World on Nov 30, 2016.

South Pacific island goes 100 per cent solar

The South Pacific island of Ta'u has added 5,000 solar panels and 60 Tesla power packs to become entirely dependent on solar energy.
from Travel and Leisure on Nov 29, 2016.

Farewell, Himal?

Why ‘Himal Southasian’ is suspending publication and how the move is part of a wider phenomenon that is limiting freedom of expression across South Asia.
from Himal on Nov 25, 2016.

Enough is Enough campaign launched

Gender inequality is the cause and the consequence of violence against women and girls, says Oxfam as it launches a campaign to stop a prolific human rights violation.
from Oxfam on Nov 24, 2016.

The 99% pick up the crumbs

Economic inequality remains at shockingly high levels, with the richest 1 per cent possessing as much wealth as the rest of the world combined.
from Oxfam on Nov 22, 2016.

Zika no longer an international emergency, says WHO

Zika remains a public health challenge but is no longer an emergency, the World Health Organization declares.
from WHO on Nov 20, 2016.

The dirty truth

To mark World Toilet Day: some stark truths about sanitation challenges in India.
from Down to Earth on Nov 19, 2016.

Ten countries named 'worst of the worst' for press freedom

North Korea, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Crimea, Eritrea, Cuba, Belarus, Equatorial Guinea, Iran and Syria are named worst offenders in a press freedom index.
from Freedom House on Nov 17, 2016.

Why internet use is low in Africa

Despite recent improvements in infrastructure and affordability, internet adoption in Sub-Saharan Africa is not growing rapidly, a report says.
from SciDev.Net on Nov 15, 2016.
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