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South African bishop ramps up pressure in UK over mining killings

A South African bishop is to join international solidarity groups in London to demand mining company Lonmin fulfils commitments in the wake of a 2012 police massacre.
from London Mining Network on Jan 23, 2017.
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Over a million Sri Lankans affected by drought

Extreme weather is hitting Sri Lanka hard as the country experiences its worst drought in more than four decades.
from Down to Earth on Jan 23, 2017.

NGOs clash over 'Pygmy abuse' in Cameroon

An NGO has increased its criticism of WWF over the alleged impact of the latter's conservation work in Cameroon on Baka “Pygmies”.
from Survival International on Jan 23, 2017.

Yahya Jammeh 'empties coffers' before fleeing into exile

Exiled Gambian ruler Yahya Jammeh has been accused of stealing millions of pounds in his final weeks in power, and shipping out luxury vehicles by cargo plane.
from The Independent on Jan 23, 2017.

Bahrain activist due in court day after postponement of Twitter trial

Bahrain rights defender Nabeel Rajab’s trial for tweeting has been postponed to February but he will be in court again today for another trial - for giving TV interviews.
from Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy on Jan 23, 2017.
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Oromo clothing symbolises resistance and is costing their lives

Ethiopia in crisis, closes down news: The Oromo people use traditional clothing as a symbol of resistance and it is costing them their lives
from Index on Censorship on Jan 20, 2017.

Is selective logging good for the Amazon?

Trees in the northern Amazon rainforest recover their capacity to absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere more quickly after selective logging, a study reports.
from SciDev.Net on Jan 20, 2017.
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The Muslim Brotherhood: time for renewal

With the Muslim Brotherhood’s fortunes going from bad to worse, there has been growing talk that the movement may be seeking some sort of reconciliation with the Egyptian regime.
from Middle East Eye on Jan 20, 2017.
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