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Wole Soyinka throws away his Green Card in Trump protest

Africa’s first Nobel prize winner for literature, Wole Soyinka, has kept his word about a Trump victory in the US and thrown away his Green Card
from Quartz Africa on Dec 2, 2016.
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Torture rehab experts from 80 nations meet in Mexico City

Rehabilitating survivors of torture and enforcing the legal obligations of nations to provide help is the agenda of a world scientific symposium in Mexico City this week..
from International rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims on Dec 4, 2016.

Brazil’s Carwash Task Force wins anti-corruption award

The Carwash Task Force (Força-Tarefa Lava Jato) of Brazil has won this year's Anti-Corruption Award from campaign group Transparency International.
from Transparency International on Dec 3, 2016.

Rwandan president among Champions of the Earth winners

Prizes for Rwanda's President, a Moroccan solar activist, an Indian beach clean-up organiser, a Honduran indigenous activist, a Mexican biologist and an Australian eco-inventor.
from UNEP on Dec 3, 2016.

Violence inquiry in Myanmar lacks credibility, says Rohingya group

The inquiry established by the Myanmar government to investigate violence in Rakhine State is not impartial and lacks credibility, say a UK-based Rohingya organisation.
from Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK on Dec 3, 2016.
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Draining Nepal’s dangerous glacier lake

Nepal has drained Imja lake in the Everest region to safe levels to avoid disastrous flooding.
from Third Pole on Dec 4, 2016.

Dar es Salaam’s BRT could transform city life

Dar es Salaam's Rapid Transit (DART) system has dramatically reduced commute times for residents, who previously faced upwards of four hours stuck in traffic each day.
from ITDP on Dec 4, 2016.
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Can old computers bring Palestinians and Israelis together?

Some of the most toxic refuse from modern society ends up in poor communities. Researchers are helping one area in the Middle East clean up its electronic-waste problem.
from Nature on Dec 1, 2016.
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