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Where’s the costliest plate of food in the world? You might be surprised

Where do you think you would find the most expensive plate of food in the world? Japan? Switzerland? The US? South Sudan?
from WFP on Oct 18, 2017.
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23 countries and states phasing out coal as capital takes flight

Over a quarter of the 1,675 companies that owned or developed coal-fired power capacity since 2010 have left the coal power business, according to new research.
from Greenpeace, Coalswarm on Oct 18, 2017.

Kenya election commissioner resigns and flees

One of Kenya’s s top officials in charge of overseeing the 26 October elections resigned today, fled the country and said the vote could not be fair.
from Washington Post on Oct 18, 2017.

Thousands of Rohingya refugees stranded near Bangladesh border

The UN refugee agency is concerned about the humanitarian condition of up to 15,000 Rohingya refugees who are stranded in paddy fields near the Bangladesh-Myanmar border.
from UN on Oct 18, 2017.

President Jacob Zuma implements his 12th Cabinet reshuffle

South African Communist Party leader Blade Nzimande has been booted out of President Jacob Zuma’s cabinet after months of speculation that the party’scriticisms would cost him.
from Mail&Guardian on Oct 17, 2017.
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Batteries from green cars could swamp China’s recycling industry

Discarded batteries from electric vehicles will soon become a major environmental hazard in China, a think tank has warned.
from China Dialogue on Oct 17, 2017.

What on earth's going on? Making sense of Zuma’s latest reshuffle

Jacob Zuma drops another bombshell - a second Cabinet reshuffle in less than seven months.
from NEWS24 on Oct 17, 2017.
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Phone technology gives refugees in Uganda a cash lifeline

Agreements with telecoms operators are helping South Sudanese families in the world’s biggest refugee settlement connect with essential services.
from UNHCR on Oct 18, 2017.
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