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A tiger on the loose: rumour-tracking after an earthquake

In the aftermath of a natural disaster, even small rumours can makes things worse. This is the story of Open Mic, a rumour-management programme pioneered in Nepal.
from Internews on Apr 28, 2016.
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World's poorest face large ongoing health bills

By 2040, people in developing countries will continue to spend a greater proportion of their own money on healthcare than those in rich countries as national health spending [...]
from Scidev.Net, allafrica.com on Apr 29, 2016.

China: New Law Escalates Repression of Groups

A new Chinese law gives police unprecedented power to restrict the work of foreign groups and limits domestic groups’ ability to work with foreign organisations.
from Human Rights Watch on Apr 29, 2016.

Continued spread of Peste des Petits Ruminants bolsters case for eradication

A devastating livestock disease is continuing to extend its global reach and is now present in 76 countries. .
from FAO on Apr 28, 2016.

Equatorial Guinea’s Nguema wins sixth term with 93.7% of votes

Equatorial Guinea’s President Teodoro Obiang Nguema has been re-elected for a sixth term extending his over three decades rule.
from AfricaNews on Apr 28, 2016.
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Behind Mozambique's secret loans controversy

Mozambique Prime Minister Carlos Agostinho do Rosario had to explain to IMF chief Christine Lagarde why at least $1.4bn in loans were taken in secret without telling [...]
from Mozambique 317 on Apr 29, 2016.

South Africans take stock on Freedom Day

Have South Africa's majority rule expectations been met?
from The Conversation on Apr 28, 2016.
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Syria and climate change: did the media get it right?

In 2015 the media exploded with stories about the link between climate change and the violence in Syria. But did they get it right?
from Climate and Migration on Apr 28, 2016.
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