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EU urges Tanzania to stop demonising civil society

The EU head of delegation to Tanzania has called for an environment favourable to a vibrant civil society to promote democracy, good governance and accountability.
from The EastAfrican on Dec 17, 2017.

Luambe claims to be world’s most carbon neutral national park

Luambe National Park in Zambia has become the most carbon neutral national park in the world.
from BioCarbon Partners on Dec 16, 2017.

Liberia's ruling party wants election run-off halted again

Liberia's ruling Unity Party is asking the Supreme Court to postpone the presidential election run-off scheduled for 26 December.
from New Dawn on Dec 16, 2017.

Minority Chinese region 'collects DNA from millions'

Chinese authorities in Xinjiang are collecting DNA samples, fingerprints, iris scans, and blood types of all residents in the region aged between 12 and 65, says a rights group.
from Human Rights Watch on Dec 15, 2017.

Flu-linked respiratory diseases kill thousands every year, warns UN

Respiratory diseases from seasonal influenza takes up to 650,000 lives annually, according to new estimates by the WHO.
from UN on Dec 15, 2017.

IMF thumbs down for Mozambique

There is no IMF programme on the horizon for Mozambique as the IMF mission took a very hard line in a statement issued Thursday afternoon.
from Mozambique 397 on Dec 15, 2017.

Murder of indigenous activists in Philippines condemned

The murders of Datu Victor Danyan and seven members of his family and community by the Philippine military has been condemned by an international environmental organisation.
from Friends of the Earth International on Dec 15, 2017.

100 million 'pushed into extreme poverty' by health expenses

At least half of the world’s population cannot obtain essential health services, according to the World Bank and WHO, and millions are pushed into poverty by medical bills.
from WHO, World Bank on Dec 14, 2017.

At least 6,700 Rohingya killed during Myanmar attacks, says MSF

Surveys in refugee settlement camps in Bangladesh estimate that at least 6,700 Rohingya were killed in Myanmar in a month of violence, including at least 730 under-5s.
from MSF on Dec 14, 2017.

Welcome for Mozambique's Cabinet technicians

In his first post-Congress reshuffle, Mozambique President Filipe Nyusi has promoted two highly praised technicians to key posts.
from Mozambique 396 on Dec 14, 2017.
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