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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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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.

New Panama Papers information exposes secret deals in Africa

New revelations published today expose fresh details about the misuse of corporate secrecy and hidden wealth in Africa.
from ICTJ on Jul 25, 2016.

Welcome for new HFC commitments

Governmental commitments to phase down the global production and use of climate change-causing HFCs in fridges and air conditioners are welcomed by a development NGO.
from Christian Aid on Jul 24, 2016.

Up to 20 dead as Mali fighting threatens peace deal

Up to 20 people have been killed and at least 40 wounded, according to health workers, in fighting in northern Mali that threatens the shaky year-old peace deal.
from AlJazeera on Jul 23, 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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