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Second hip hop fire leaves Smockey disturbed

A hip hop studio in Burkina Faso that helped jumpstart a successful African democratic transition has burned down for the second time in less than a year.
from Quartz Africa on Jul 25, 2016.
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China enters post-coal growth era, say researchers

China's coal consumption might have peaked, suggesting the country has entered an era of post-coal growth, according to an article in Nature Geoscience.
from Xinhua on Jul 26, 2016.

Afghan civilian casualties hit half-year record

In the first six months of this year, 5,166 civilians were killed or maimed in Afghanistan, a half-year record since counting began in 2009, says a UN report.
from UN on Jul 26, 2016.

UK failing to take its share of unaccompanied children, say Lords

Unaccompanied child migrants in squalid conditions across Europe should not be treated as “somebody else’s problem” by the UK, says a parliamentary report.
from The Independent on Jul 26, 2016.

Governments urged to tackle tax abuses that cost Africa billions

Governments are not doing enough to stop illicit flows, tax evasion and tax avoidance, says a development agency in response to the latest Panama Papers disclosures.
from Oxfam on Jul 25, 2016.
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President Mugabe vulnerable after loyal allies abandon him

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe may be facing his Waterloo after his most loyal supporters, the veterans of the liberation war, abandoned him.
from Mail&Guardian on Jul 25, 2016.

Tanzania hands out cash to help poorest kickstart businesses

Tatu Mtulya is among thousands of extremely poor Tanzanian women who are to receive cash handouts as part of the government's anti-poverty policy.
from allAfrica, Thomson Reuters on Jul 25, 2016.
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Wang Yong Chen: the Clark Kent of China

Wang Yong Chen is responsible for the first victory in the environmental movement in modern China.
from International Rivers on Jul 25, 2016.
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