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Why Africa’s most prestigious leadership award has not been given

This year's Mo Ibrahim Award, the most prestigious in Africa, was not given because no sufficiently exceptional African leader was found, says the prize committee chairman.
from Quartz Africa on Jun 24, 2016.
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New fighting forces South Sudan civilians to flee homes

Renewed clashes in and around Wau in South Sudan have forced thousands of civilians to flee, warns the International Committee of the Red Cross.
from ICRC on Jun 26, 2016.

150,000 Somali refugees to be repatriated by end of 2016

The Kenya government says it plans to have repatriated at least 150, 0000 Somali refugees from Dadaab camp by the end of 2016.
from Capital News on Jun 26, 2016.

Laos and Cambodia accused over rosewood crime and corruption

Criminality and corruption have swept a flood of endangered rosewood exports from Laos and Cambodia in violation of trade protections.
from Environmental Investigation Agency on Jun 24, 2016.

World's poorest left behind, shows World Wealth Report

A new World Wealth Report shows that 702 million people in extreme poverty have been left behind by a broken economic system, warned an alliance of international NGOs.
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Somaliland parents buy their sons taxis to stop them trying to reach Europe

In Somaliland, parents are trying to dissuade their children from migrating to Europe by buying them second-hand cars to operate as taxis.
from Quartz Africa on Jun 23, 2016.

Why east India is prone to lightning

Anjana Devi, 35, a mother of two, is among the lucky few survivors of the set of lightning strikes that claimed 57 lives in Bihar on Tuesday, taking the toll up to 95 this year.
from Hindustan Times on Jun 23, 2016.
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China's tainted soil initiative lacks pay plan

China's first comprehensive plan for remediating polluted farm and factory soil still needs funding.
from China Dialaogue on Jun 23, 2016.
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