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South African bishop ramps up pressure in UK over mining killings

A South African bishop is to join international solidarity groups in London to demand mining company Lonmin fulfils commitments in the wake of a 2012 police massacre.
from London Mining Network on Jan 23, 2017.
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Watch out for bird flu, says WHO

The WHO calls for worldwide close monitoring of avian influenza outbreaks in birds and for rapid reporting of human cases that could signal the start of a flu pandemic.
from NBCNews on Jan 24, 2017.

Latin America and Caribbean getting fatter, warns UN

Obesity and overweight are on the rise throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, particularly among women and children, according to a UN report.
from FAO, PAHO on Jan 24, 2017.

Over a million Sri Lankans affected by drought

Extreme weather is hitting Sri Lanka hard as the country experiences its worst drought in more than four decades.
from Down to Earth on Jan 23, 2017.

Leaked report reveals WWF knew about “Pygmy” abuse

An NGO has increased its criticism of WWF over the alleged impact of the latter's conservation work in Cameroon on Baka “Pygmies”.
from Survival on Jan 23, 2017.
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Uruguay will make you a believer in a clean energy future

Uruguay’s renewable energy story may make you a believer that clean energy is only a few well-placed policies away.
from Worldwatch on Jan 24, 2017.

Oromo clothing symbolises resistance and is costing their lives

Ethiopia in crisis, closes down news: The Oromo people use traditional clothing as a symbol of resistance and it is costing them their lives
from Index on Censorship on Jan 20, 2017.
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Cochabamba, the law and child labour

Bolivia’s decision to legalise child labour was hugely controversial. But working children have more pressing concerns than the law, discovers Amy Booth.
from New Internationalist on Jan 24, 2017.
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