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From blogs to banking: meet Africa's innovators

Africa's digital transformation would be nothing without the tens of thousands of people devoted to propelling it forward...
from The Guardian on Jul 27, 2016.
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Unicef concern as India approves child labour law changes

Unicef and other child rights activists have raised concerns about India's new child labour legislation allowing a child to help out in family enterprises after school hours.
from Times of India on Jul 27, 2016.

China’s floods reveal failure to manage disasters, says official

Floods have exposed failures in emergency response in China as well as problems in urban planning, drainage and public administration, says a disaster relief official.
from South China Morning Post on Jul 27, 2016.

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir sacks his deputy, Riek Machar

South Sudan President Salva Kiir has fired his deputy, Riek Machar, deepening a political crisis that has engulfed the nation since the outbreak of heavy clashes on 8 July.
from Xinhua on Jul 27, 2016.

Burundi ruling party youth group members accused of gang rapes

Members of Burundi ruling party’s youth league have repeatedly gang-raped women since a wave of political protests began in 2015, says an international rights group.
from Human Rights Watch on Jul 27, 2016.
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Fighting injustice with smartphones in Olympic Rio

Ten-year-old Eduardo was sitting by his front door, playing with his mobile phone and waiting for his sister to return home so they could play. And then, normal abruptly ended.
from Amnesty International on Jul 27, 2016.

Kala-azar 2.0 - eradication delayed

Kala-azar (leishmaniasis) was supposed to have been eradicated in 2010. Now, the new deadline is 2017.
from Down to Earth on Jul 27, 2016.
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Four lessons from Cuba's urban food strategy

Cuba has become a regional leader in sustainable agricultural research. Within its practices and institutions lies a model for localised and small-scale urban agriculture.
from Worldwatch on Jul 27, 2016.
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