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Mideast, sub-Saharan Africa and Brazil set the 'inequality frontier'

Income inequality in the Mideast, sub-Saharan Africa and Brazil has stuck at extremely high levels, and risen rapidly in China, India, North America and Russia, says a new report.
from World Inequality Report on Dec 15, 2017.
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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.
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Campaigners welcome WTO collapse

The collapse of a World Trade Organisation meeting is “the best outcome”, says a development think-thank, because the body "serves the interests" of big corporations.
from Global Justice Now on Dec 14, 2017.

Crossing the Afghan border to call home

Telecommunication provision so poor that locals need to use the services of neighbouring Tajikistan.
from IWPR on Dec 13, 2017.
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Pakistan gets its first one-stop shop for women fighting violence

Sliced noses, broken ribs, fractured fingers, slashed arms, bruised faces, missing teeeth, swollen eyes. Sana Jawed has been witnessing these brutalities for over a decade.
from Inter Press Service on Dec 13, 2017.
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