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Zimbabwe shuts down internet again amid unrest

Zimbabwe’s government has again forced a “total internet shutdown” after a violent crackdown on fuel price protesters, a media group has said.
from ITV on Jan 18, 2019.
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Poor worse off as billionaire fortunes rise $2.5 billion a day

The 3.8 billion people who make up the poorest half of the world saw their wealth decline by 11 per cent last year while billionaires’ fortunes rose 12 per cent, or $2.5 [...]
from Oxfam on Jan 21, 2019.

Ebola outbreak to continue at least six more months

The ebola outbreak in D R Congo is likely to continue for at least six months, according to the World Health Organization's deputy director-general for emergency preparedness.
from CIDRAP on Jan 21, 2019.

Zimbabwean president ends trip to deal with crisis

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has decided to skip the World Economic Forum in Davos to deal with the political crisis at home.
from africanews on Jan 20, 2019.

Guinea worm wanes to 28 cases globally

Just 28 human cases of Guinea worm disease were reported in 1986, down from 3.5 million in 21 African and Asian countries in 1986.
from Carter Center on Jan 20, 2019.
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UN rights chief alarmed over ‘excessive force’ against Sudan protesters

Reports of “excessive force” against demonstrators across Sudan over food and fuel shortages is “deeply worrying”, the UN’s top human rights official has said.
from UN on Jan 18, 2019.

US and China lead the millionaires race

Over 400,000 dollar millionaires were created last year, taking the global total to 22.6 million, with the US and China the top host countries and wealth growing fastest in Africa.
from The Guardian on Jan 17, 2019.
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Family planning meets climate change in the Sahel

Family planning education and climate change risk management go hand-in-hand in Africa's Sahel region, with higher temperatures and population growth forecast.
from Yale Climate Connections on Jan 17, 2019.
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