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What political patronage looks like from space

Political favouritism in poor countries is visible from outer space.
from Quartz on Aug 20, 2014.
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Corruption and impunity rife in Cameroon forestry, claims Greenpeace

Large quantities of wood from forest "conversion" projects are exported illegally, in full knowledge of the forestry ministry and the EU, claims Greenpeace Africa.
from Greenpeace on Aug 21, 2014.

India's lack of toilet facilities for women 'a national shame'

Open defecation by women and girls must be seen as a national shame, says India’s Minister of State for Science & Technology.
from OneWorld South Asia on Aug 21, 2014.

Climate change threatens South Asian economy, Bank warns

Climate change will cut up to nine per cent a year off the South Asian economy by the end of the century unless fossil fuel use is curtailed, says a development bank.
from Environment News Service on Aug 21, 2014.

Indian court orders release of hunger-striker Sharmila Chanu

A Indian court has ordered release of human rights activist Irom Sharmila Chanu, who has been on hunger strike for nearly 14 years over security laws in Manipur.
from Times of India on Aug 20, 2014.
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Congo sees the (solar-powered) light

Ange Asanazi sees a solar-powered traffic light as an example of the positive spirit of the Congolese people, and their ability to rise above national difficulties.
from International Rivers on Aug 21, 2014.

Tackling climate change as a single SDG could backfire

Highlighting a single environmental driving factor such as climate change could be counterproductive, says Ilan Kelman .
from SciDev.Net on Aug 20, 2014.
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Rap takes on ebola

“Take away the fear, don’t hide yourself. People can still survive from ebola" say the lyrics of the Ebola Rap..
from WHO on Aug 21, 2014.
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