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Why nuclear power is high on South Africa’s Christmas wish-list

There are a number of reasons for the South Afrixan government's commitment to nuclear power and the haste with which it appears to be acting.
from Pambazuka News on Dec 17, 2017.

Campaigners welcome WTO collapse

The collapse of a World Trade Organisation meeting is “the best outcome”, says a development think-thank, because the body "serves the interests" of big corporations.
from Global Justice Now on Dec 14, 2017.

Crossing the Afghan border to call home

Telecommunication provision so poor that locals need to use the services of neighbouring Tajikistan.
from IWPR on Dec 13, 2017.

Humanitarian data breaches: the scandal is our collective inaction

The news that a platform used by at least 11 major operational NGOs and UN agencies may be relatively easy to breach is deeply disturbing but not surprising.
from IRIN on Dec 12, 2017.

There are alternatives to dams, but we are not talking about them

It is time to follow countries like Japan that have created multiple sub-surface dams, writes Subhojit Goswami .
from Down to Earth on Dec 12, 2017.

Will countries impose meat taxes to help curb climate change?

Over 180 countries impose a tax on tobacco, 60 jurisdictions tax carbon and at least 25 tax sugar. Will meat may be the next product on the list?
from FAIRR on Dec 11, 2017.

Next up for Zimbabwe: running a credible election

As Zimbabweans begin to look ahead to next year's elections, a survey of public opinion shows that only half the country has confidence in the electoral commission.
from allAfrica on Dec 10, 2017.

Bobi Wine and the politics of transition in Uganda

An Afrobeat/dancehall song in Kampala is getting a big play on social media, partly because the government will not let it play on radio or TV.
from Pambazuka news on Dec 8, 2017.

Weather updates twice a day as apps transform farming

Every morning and afternoon, Douglas Adjei receives a phone call giving the weather forecasts at his farm in southern Ghana.
from SciDev.Net on Dec 7, 2017.

Three ways to prevent fake data on forests

Access to government-owned forest data is critical because unreliable or inaccessible data makes forest monitoring and law enforcement difficult.
from World Resources Institute on Dec 6, 2017.
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