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Mideast, sub-Saharan Africa and Brazil set the 'inequality frontier'

Income inequality in the Mideast, sub-Saharan Africa and Brazil has stuck at extremely high levels, and risen rapidly in China, India, North America and Russia, says a new report.
from World Inequality Report on Dec 15, 2017.
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EU urges Tanzania to stop demonising civil society

The EU head of delegation to Tanzania has called for an environment favourable to a vibrant civil society to promote democracy, good governance and accountability.
from The EastAfrican on Dec 17, 2017.

Luambe claims to be world’s most carbon neutral national park

Luambe National Park in Zambia has become the most carbon neutral national park in the world.
from BioCarbon Partners on Dec 16, 2017.

Liberia's ruling party wants election run-off halted again

Liberia's ruling Unity Party is asking the Supreme Court to postpone the presidential election run-off scheduled for 26 December.
from New Dawn on Dec 16, 2017.

Minority Chinese region 'collects DNA from millions'

Chinese authorities in Xinjiang are collecting DNA samples, fingerprints, iris scans, and blood types of all residents in the region aged between 12 and 65, says a rights group.
from Human Rights Watch on Dec 15, 2017.
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Chilean politics on a knife edge

Chilean politics have taken a dramatic turn, with all presidential candidates falling short of a majority and an unexpected boost for a new left coalition.
from New Internationalist on Dec 18, 2017.

Why nuclear power is high on South Africa’s Christmas wish-list

There are a number of reasons for the South Afrixan government's commitment to nuclear power and the haste with which it appears to be acting.
from Pambazuka News on Dec 17, 2017.
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Pakistan gets its first one-stop shop for women fighting violence

Sliced noses, broken ribs, fractured fingers, slashed arms, bruised faces, missing teeeth, swollen eyes. Sana Jawed has been witnessing these brutalities for over a decade.
from Inter Press Service on Dec 13, 2017.
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