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President Jacob Zuma implements his 12th Cabinet reshuffle

South African Communist Party leader Blade Nzimande has been booted out of President Jacob Zuma’s cabinet after months of speculation that the party’scriticisms would cost him.
from Mail&Guardian on Oct 17, 2017.

Renewables 'can turn Tanzania into middle-income country' by 2050

By using renewables, Tanzania can provide energy for all its citizens while increasing living standards to the level of industrialised countries by 2050.
from Institute for Sustainable Futures (ISF) of the University of Technology Sydney, Climate Action Network Tanzania, Bread for the World. World Future Council on Oct 17, 2017.

Row over tour operators selling 'human safaris' to Andaman Islands

Tour operators in India’s Andaman Islands are selling “human safaris” to the reserve of a recently-contacted tribe, despite government promises to ban the practice.
from Survival International on Oct 17, 2017.

EU response to Myanmar's Rohingya crisis ‘absolutely pathetic'

The European Union's response to ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya is condemned today as "absolutely pathetic" and "effectively giving a green light for abuses to continue".
from Burma Campaign UK on Oct 16, 2017.

Chinese scientists put rice grown in seawater on the nation’s tables

Rice grown on a commercial scale in diluted seawater has for the first time made it into the rice bowls of Chinese people after a breakthrough in food production.
from South China Morning Post on Oct 16, 2017.

The forgotten people within a silent crisis

More than 335,000 people continue to go hungry in the Lake Region of Chad – where only 10 doctors are working and only $40m has been contributed to a $121m humanitarian appeal.
from Oxfam on Oct 16, 2017.

Slavery cases in UK rise 300% in six years

An increase of more than 300 per cent in the number of slavery victims referred to the UK government over a six-year period is reported by the Salvation Army.
from Salvation Army on Oct 16, 2017.

Keep off Kenyan affairs, Uhuru tells foreign powers

President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto have accused foreign countries of trying to interfere in Kenya’s affairs.
from Daily Nation on Oct 16, 2017.

Mogadisu truck bomb deaths still rising

The death toll from a truck bomb blast in the Somali capital is rising by the hour, Garrowe Online reports.
from Garowe Online on Oct 15, 2017.

Court go-ahead for Zambian farmers' case against Vedanta in UK

Judges have dismissed Vedanta's appeal against a 2016 High Court judgment allowing Zambian farmers to have their case against the company heard in the UK.
from Foil Vedanta on Oct 14, 2017.
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