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Why Africa’s most prestigious leadership award has not been given

This year's Mo Ibrahim Award, the most prestigious in Africa, was not given because no sufficiently exceptional African leader was found, says the prize committee chairman.
from Quartz Africa on Jun 24, 2016.
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Laos and Cambodia accused over rosewood crime and corruption

Criminality and corruption have swept a flood of endangered rosewood exports from Laos and Cambodia in violation of trade protections.
from Environmental Investigation Agency on Jun 24, 2016.

World's poorest left behind, shows World Wealth Report

A new World Wealth Report shows that 702 million people in extreme poverty have been left behind by a broken economic system, warned an alliance of international NGOs.

Red alert for nature and environment following leave vote

The environment must be at the heart of the UK's exit negotiations with Europe, an international environmental group warned this morning.
from Friends of the Earth, Greenpeace UK, Global Justice Now on Jun 24, 2016.

Arrests made as Interpol hunts for people smugglers

An Interpol-led operation has arrested 26 people in several countries accused of involvement in migrant-smuggling — and wants the public's help to find suspects still at large.
from ABC News on Jun 23, 2016.
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Somaliland parents buy their sons taxis to stop them trying to reach Europe

In Somaliland, parents are trying to dissuade their children from migrating to Europe by buying them second-hand cars to operate as taxis.
from Quartz Africa on Jun 23, 2016.

Why east India is prone to lightning

Anjana Devi, 35, a mother of two, is among the lucky few survivors of the set of lightning strikes that claimed 57 lives in Bihar on Tuesday, taking the toll up to 95 this year.
from Hindustan Times on Jun 23, 2016.
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China's tainted soil initiative lacks pay plan

China's first comprehensive plan for remediating polluted farm and factory soil still needs funding.
from China Dialaogue on Jun 23, 2016.
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