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Ten corporate principles to cut environmental and rights abuses

Greenpeace sets out the 10 principles needed to cut environmental and human rights abuses by corporations in its ‘Justice for People and Planet’ report.
from Greenpeace on Jan 18, 2018.

Zuma’s free higher education plan will cripple South Africa’s finances

South Africa’s fee-free higher education initiative, introduced by President Jacob Zuma, will plunge the country into a deeper financial crisis if it isn’t adjusted.
from The Conversation on Jan 18, 2018.

Why remittances from US to Mexico set a new record

Remittances sent from the US to Mexico last year were the highest lor a decade.
from Latin America Post on Jan 16, 2018.

Dhaka chokes on air pollution

A multitude of factors are contributing to increasingly polluted air in Bangladesh, but so far not much is being done about it.
from Thethirdpole on Jan 16, 2018.

Time for Africa to take concrete action in the Congo

The African Union must resume its leadership role in Democratic republic of Congo: taking a back seat to SADC is a recipe for inaction.
from ISS on Jan 15, 2018.

Pushed to extremes: Cameroon’s escalating Anglophone crisis

As the crackdown continues in Cameroon, armed secessionist groups may be gaining in strength, support and resolve.
from African Arguments on Jan 14, 2018.

Indonesia cracks down on organised labour

As elections approach, the Indonesian government is cracking down on organised labour – after unions forced huge minimum wage increases over recent years.
from New Internationalist on Jan 12, 2018.

Rwanda’s development model wouldn’t work elsewhere in Africa

Rwanda is often touted as an example of what African states could achieve if they were better governed.
from Quartz Africa on Jan 11, 2018.

Getting rid of plastic bags in forestry

A simple, environmentally friendly way of growing seeds is replacing plastic bags in Kenya.
from SciDev.Net on Jan 10, 2018.

China's Belt and Road: Sri Lanka offers a cautionary tale

Sri Lanka’s debt trap is a warning about Chinese largesse, amid doubts over resource allocation by China’s banks and over a Faustian deal for borrowers.
from South China Morning Post on Jan 9, 2018.
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