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Plea for a new Formula for human rights in Bahrain

Formula 1 is urged to address restrictions on peaceful protesters and journalists in Bahrain.
from Index on Censorship on Jun 23, 2017.
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UN chief welcomes Sahel anti-terrorism force

The UN Secretary-General has welcomed deployment by Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger of a force to tackle terrorism and organised crime in the Sahel.
from UN on Jun 24, 2017.

This is the last day of Colombia’s FARC guerrillas, says President

While the disarmament of Colombia’s FARC rebels is not set to finish until next week, President Santos announced that “today” the FARC ceases to exist.
from Colombia Reports on Jun 23, 2017.

Over 9 million people globally suffer from drug use disorders

About 250 million people use drugs, of whom 30 million are engaged in problematic use and suffer from drug use disorders, says the latest World Drug Report.
from UNODC on Jun 23, 2017.

UN crisis response teams short of billions of dollars

The UN says it needs $23bn to help people in trouble but since the launch of 2016 Humanitarian Appeal international donors have contributed $6.2bn.
from IPS on Jun 23, 2017.
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Changes at the World Bank are putting poverty reduction at risk

The World Bank is reinventing itself, from a lender for major development projects, to a broker for private sector investment.
from The Conversation on Jun 23, 2017.

Brazil’s transgenic sugarcane stirs controversy

A genetically modified cane variety that can kill the sugarcane borer has delighted some scientists but dismayed those who say it may threaten biodiversity.
from SciDev.Net on Jun 22, 2017.
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A marathon without finish: Nigeria’s fight against polio

The battle against polio in Nigeria is being fought not only against the disease but against social mistrust and political violence. Yet the end could be in sight.
from New Internationalist on Jun 22, 2017.
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