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Burning down the house: Myanmar’s destructive charcoal trade

A trader turns off his engine at another checkpoint and the soldiers ask him for cash. His truck carries charcoal from Myanmar for factories in China’s Yunnan province.
from China Dialogue on Nov 22, 2017.

The Superwoman of Masisi

High in the hills of Masisi, Democratic Republic of Congo, thousands of families have found safety — but still face hunger.
from InterAction on Nov 20, 2017.

Coal pollution continues to spread in Latin America

Despite growing global pressure to reduce the use of coal to generate electricity, several Latin American and Caribbean countries still have coal projects underway.
from Inter Press Service on Nov 17, 2017.

Sponsored abuse: migrant workers in Lebanon

The struggle for migrant workers' rights in Lebanon is under way and it’s coming from the ground up.
from New Internationalist on Nov 15, 2017.

What next for Somaliland’s foreign policy after the election?

Somaliland’s election offers the self-declared country an opportunity to re-examine its foreign policy.
from Pambazuka News on Nov 12, 2017.

The Syrian women saving lives

It was no easy matter for Abeer, 31, to pursue her ambition to wear the uniform of a Syrian civil defence worker.
from IWPR on Nov 10, 2017.

Saudi aggression is stoking anti-American sentiment in Yemen

Two years of the US-backed Saudi war in Yemen has caused a disastrous humanitarian situation and is increasingly stoking anti-American sentiment.
from In These Times on Nov 8, 2017.

Saudi aggression is stoking anti-American sentiment in Yemen

Two years of the US-backed Saudi war in Yemen has caused a disastrous humanitarian situation and is increasingly stoking anti-American sentiment.
from In These Times on Nov 8, 2017.

Colombia: non-compliance, continued violence and crop eradication

Implementation of the Colombian peace accords clashes with disputes over land, drug crops and government inaction.
from Latin America Bureau on Nov 6, 2017.

Small sustainability initiative changes women’s lives

With the help of NGOs, women in five small villages in Uttarakhand have transformed their lives using water harvesting, kitchen gardens and organic farming.
from Thethirdpole on Nov 3, 2017.
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