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Baobab trees have more than 300 uses but they’re dying in Africa

Nine of 13 of Africa’s oldest and largest baobab trees have died in the past decade, it has been reported.
from The Conversation on Jun 15, 2018.

Elections in Africa: trends and lessons

As Zimbabwe, Cameroon and the D R Congo prepare for polls, concerns around violence, intimidation and credible electoral processes are rising.
from allAfrica on Jun 15, 2018.

Speedy ebola tests help contain Africa’s latest outbreak

Health workers battling Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo can diagnose the virus in hours, instead of days.
from Nature on Jun 14, 2018.

Free expression group urges Tanzania to rescind internet regulations

The Committee to Protect Journalists wants the Tanzanian government to withdraw its new online content regulations for online forums, blogs and streaming websites.
from The Eastafrican on Jun 13, 2018.

Ganga Dussehra – the worship of a vanishing river

Pilgrims celebrating the arrival of the Ganga from heaven at the Ganga Dussehra are completely oblivious that the real course of the river has dried up.
from thethirdpole on Jun 13, 2018.

The new Silk Road is well on its way

China’s dazzlingly ambitious international investment programme – the Belt and Road Initiative – is well under way, with designs to bring infrastructure to half the planet.
from New Internationalist on Jun 11, 2018.

#NiUnaMenos: ‘Now that you see us’

The resurgence of feminism in Argentina makes waves.
from Latin America Bureau on Jun 11, 2018.

World wakes up to climate migration

Millions of people worldwide are being displaced by natural disasters triggered partially by climate change, and the international community is finally acting.
from India Climate Dialoguee on Jun 8, 2018.

Subsidies propping up destructive high-seas fishing

Much fishing in international waters would be unprofitable without the huge government subsidies pumped in to sustain the ecologically destructive industry, say researchers.
from Mongabay on Jun 8, 2018.

How UK Lobbying Act restricts campaigning and undermines democracy

Research shows that Britain's Lobbying Act is undemocratic and must be reformed.
from BOND on Jun 7, 2018.
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