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Is supermarket shopping in Kenya increasing the risk of poor nutrition?

The middle-class boom in many African cities has resulted in several lifestyle changes but one is proving particularly dangerous.
from Quartz Africa on Jun 19, 2018.
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Forced displacement hits record 68.5 million

Wars, violence and persecution uprooted record numbers of adults and children last year, making a new global deal on refugees more critical than ever, according to the UN.
from UNHCR on Jun 19, 2018.

Rohingya refugees hit by monsoons, flooding and landslides

Urgent help is needed for Rohingya refugees hit by rains in Bangladesh camps that have caused over 130 landslides, damaged 3,300 shelters and affected 28,000 people, says Oxfam.
from Oxfam on Jun 19, 2018.

Small arms death toll 'hundreds of thousands a year', UN conference told

Small arms fire kills over 500,000 people each year, UN Chef de Cabinet Maria Luiza Ribeiro Viotti has warned.
from UN on Jun 19, 2018.

Ma and Mahathir in talks as China deals come under scrutiny

Alibaba’s Jack Ma and Malaysia Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad meet after the government pledged to review several big China-backed projects.
from South China Morning Post on Jun 18, 2018.
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Sterlite typifies what's wrong with environmental governance in India

Sterlite Copper's survival despite being shutdown five times in the past two decades owes much to India's malleable regulatory authorities
from Down to Earth on Jun 19, 2018.

Ethiopia to return land in bid for peace with Eritrea

The inconsequential-looking Ethiopian border town of Badme is where war broke out in 1998 between Ethiopia and Eritrea, lasting two years and devastating both countries.
from Inter Press Service on Jun 19, 2018.
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South Sudan's girls talk of their needs, hopes and fears

Conflict in South Sudan has displaced 4 million people and placed 7 million in need of humanitarian help - and adolescent girls are suffering most.
from Plan International on Jun 19, 2018.
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