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Rana Plaza 'promises not kept'

The Bangladesh government, garment factory owners and international brands have failed to honour commitments made after the Rana Plaza building collapse a year ago, says a [...]
from Daily Star on Apr 24, 2014.
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Rana Plaza remembered - and Matalan told to pay up

At 11.38 a.m. thousands of people around the world observed a minute's silence in memory of the 1,138 people killed in the Rana Plaza building collapse in Bangladesh.
from UNISON on Apr 24, 2014.

About 60% of China's groundwater is polluted, says state media

Around 60 per cent of groundwater in China is too polluted to be drunk, according to reports in the state media.
from Pollution Solutions on Apr 24, 2014.

Soco seismic testing in Virunga National park condemned

In defiance of local protests and international opposition, UK company Soco International is about to start seismic testing for oil in Virunga National Park, according to [...]
from WWF on Apr 24, 2014.

Eastern Africa moves closer to forming standby force

A 10-country eastern African regional body has reiterated that a standby force will be ready by December to tackle threats of terrorism.
from New Times on Apr 24, 2014.
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Climate change hits small-scale coffee farmers

Rising temperatures and droughts are hurting coffee harvests and small-scale farmers are hit particularly badly.
from The Conversation on Apr 23, 2014.

Good news for remittance-makers to Africa

Up to $2bn a year is sent from Somali exiles to their families back home, keeping millions of people alive, driving business and enabling more Somalis to stay and rebuild the [...]
from African Arguments on Apr 23, 2014.
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India’s women lose the election

“Men just do not want to give up their seats, it’s as simple as that,” says a candidate in the Indian election, voicing a gloomy view across women’s groups in India.
from IPS on Apr 24, 2014.
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