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Swaraj ramps up the rhetoric against Pakistan

“We (India) produced scholars, doctors, engineers. What have you produced? You have produced terrorists.” Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj lets fly.
from The Indian Express on Sep 24, 2017.
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Survival accuses big conservation organisations of abuse

Survival International accuses wildlife guards funded by WWF and other big conservation organisations of committing widespread human rights abuses in the Congo Basin.
from Survival on Sep 25, 2017.

Brazil decades behind other countries in fighting inequality

A Brazilian earning the minimum wage would have to work for 19 years to earn as much as a rich person in the country's top 0.1 per cent makes in a month, says a new report..
from Oxfam on Sep 25, 2017.

Aid cuts threat to displaced people's camp in Myanmar

A Burma democracy campaign group has called on the UK to provide emergency funding to 9,000 displaced people in camps in Myanmar at risk from cuts in aid by other donors.
from Burma Campaign UK on Sep 23, 2017.

Kenya president hints at changes in law to tame judges

Kenya's President Kenyatta has hinted at constitutional changes targeting the judiciary, deepening his attacks since the Supreme Court nullified his August election victory.
from The East African on Sep 23, 2017.
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Which African governments spy on technology users the most?

Telecom companies are releasing transparency reports to announce how often governments ask for user information, and how many users the government wants to spy on.
from ICT Works on Sep 24, 2017.

'Risks of dosing whole landscapes with chemicals have been ignored'

Better global governnace of pesticides is recommended in a paper in Science magazine, because the effects of dosing whole landscapes with chemicals have been largely ignored.
from Science on Sep 22, 2017.
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Protests mount against Africa's 'colonial' CFA currency

The CFA franc is facing growing opposition in parts of west and central Africa. Critics say the currency has hampered economic growth while France profits.
from DW on Sep 25, 2017.
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