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Women farmers in India earn 22% less than male counterparts

Indian women farmers earn 22 per cent less than their male counterparts, according to new government statistics.
from Down to Earth on Sep 19, 2018.

Cameroon to 'disallow' exodus from restive Anglophone region

Authorities in Cameroon’s northwest region say they will not allow people without legitimate reasons to leave the area.
from africanews on Sep 19, 2018.

Drug companies accused of cheating countries out of billions in taxes

Some of the world’s biggest pharmaceutical companies appear to be dodging an estimated $3.8 billion in tax per year across 16 countries, claims Oxfam.
from Oxfam on Sep 18, 2018.

Swiss-made pesticide 'implicated in deadly poisonings' in India

Switzerland must halt exports of pesticides banned at home for their health or environmental hazards, says a justice group in the wake of poisonings in India.
from Public Eye on Sep 18, 2018.

A child under 15 dies every five seconds, mostly of preventable causes

About 6.3 million under-15s died in 2017, or 1 every 5 seconds, mostly of preventable causes, according to new UN figures.
from UNICEF on Sep 18, 2018.

Over 1m Filipino children out of school after typhoon Mangkhut

More than a million students face an extended period out of school as the clean-up after typhoon Mangkhut gets under way, says a children's charity.
from Save the Children on Sep 18, 2018.

'Worldwide failure' of waste biofuels lambasted

Cellulose biofuels - designed to turn wood, grasses, farm residues and waste into transport fuels - are taking up vast tracts of land for little energy, say campaigners.
from Biofuelwatch on Sep 17, 2018.

Over a quarter of tree cover loss is commodity-driven deforestation

More than a quarter of global tree cover loss between in 2001-2015 was linked to commodity-driven deforestation,unlikely to be forested again, says a new study
from World Resources Institute on Sep 17, 2018.

South Africa pushes science to improve daily life

South African science is set for a shake-up, as proposed changes aim to make research better serve citizens and address problems such as poverty and unemployment.
from Nature on Sep 17, 2018.

‘Wind of hope’ blowing through Horn of Africa says UN chief

A powerful wind of hope blowing across the Horn of Africa region, said UN chief António Guterres as he witnessed signing of an Ethiopia-Eritrea peace pact
from UN on Sep 17, 2018.
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