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Poor worse off as billionaire fortunes rise $2.5 billion a day

The 3.8 billion people who make up the poorest half of the world saw their wealth decline by 11 per cent last year while billionaires’ fortunes rose 12 per cent, or $2.5 billion a day.
from Oxfam on Jan 21, 2019.

Ebola outbreak to continue at least six more months

The ebola outbreak in D R Congo is likely to continue for at least six months, according to the World Health Organization's deputy director-general for emergency preparedness.
from CIDRAP on Jan 21, 2019.

Zimbabwean president ends trip to deal with crisis

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has decided to skip the World Economic Forum in Davos to deal with the political crisis at home.
from africanews on Jan 20, 2019.

Guinea worm wanes to 28 cases globally

Just 28 human cases of Guinea worm disease were reported in 1986, down from 3.5 million in 21 African and Asian countries in 1986.
from Carter Center on Jan 20, 2019.

UN protests Myanmar ban on humanitarian groups

The UN's human rights specialist has urged Myanmar to “immediately reverse its decision not to allow access to all humanitarian organisations”.
from UN on Jan 19, 2019.

Brazil environment chief accused of 'war on NGOs'

Brazil’s new environment minister has suspended all partnerships and agreements with NGOs for 90 days, in a move attacked as “a war against NGOs”.
from The Guardian on Jan 18, 2019.

Extinction threat to wild species compounds coffee farmers' problems

Many wild coffee species are threatened with extinction, posing a long-term problem to the crop on top of recent unsustainably low prices, warn researchers.
from Kew on Jan 18, 2019.

AU wants 'suspension' of final results in Congo election

The African Union has urged authorities in D R Congo to suspend the final publication of results from its presidential elections.
from newsafrica on Jan 18, 2019.

Illegal logging of Peruvian Amazon continues 'at rapid pace'

Illegal logging in Peru’s forests is still widespread and systematic, contributing towards the degradation of the Amazon, says a new report.
from Global Witness on Jan 18, 2019.

Tunisia's workers union stages nationwide strike

Tunisia's biggest labour union is staging a nationwide strike to protest against the government's refusal to raise the salaries of 670,000 public servants.
from Aljazeera on Jan 17, 2019.
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