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Kagame could be the next Mandela ― if he steps down

Rwanda's President Paul Kagame fulfills the promise of visionary, progressive leadership - but has refused to let go of power.
from Mail&Guardian on Jul 20, 2018.

Trade war fallout to lead agenda as China's elite gathers for strategy session

The annual gathering of the Chinese communist party’s retired and serving elite could see domestic shifts but don’t expect a challenge to Xi Jinping’s agenda, observers say.
from South China Morning Post on Jul 20, 2018.

Next generation of Chagos exiles resists deportation

First they were evicted by Britain from their island home. Now the descendants of the Chagossians are facing deportation from the same country that made them exiles.
from New Internationalist on Jul 18, 2018.

How cocoa farming can preserve forests and peace in Colombia

Sustainable cocoa farming offers a viable alternative to Colombia's violent coca trade, among other benefits.
from World Resources Institute on Jul 18, 2018.

Nuclear power in Africa?

Russia’s state nuclear energy corporation has recently signed MOUs to build nuclear power plants in Africa. What's the likelihood that they will be built?.
from Pambazuka News on Jul 16, 2018.

Cape Town’s drought: don’t blame climate change

People, politics and poor planning are behind most urban water shortages, argues Mike Muller.
from Nature on Jul 16, 2018.

Congo decision to open national parks to drilling isn’t really about oil

The D R Congo says it will allow oil drilling in two UNESCO world heritage sites. Here are three points to help us understand the move.
from African Arguments on Jul 16, 2018.

Cash aid helps rebuild lives in Somaliland

Families have lost everything in the aftermath of Cyclone Sagar. Cash aid is the fastest way to help them.
from Norwegian Refugee Council on Jul 13, 2018.

Governments must weigh the environmental costs of deep-sea mining

Key meeting should focus minds on the best way to extract minerals from the depths of the ocean.
from Nature on Jul 13, 2018.

Sustainable development is the path to happiness

“It is literally the truth that sustainable development is the path to happiness,” the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development at the UN has been told.
from Environment News Service on Jul 12, 2018.
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