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Lessons from India's thirst economy

Conflicts over water are on the rise in India, but climate change is not the only culprit. Fiona Broom reports on a powerful water mafia that is sucking India dry.
from New Internationalist on Jul 20, 2017.

Shipping sector supports vision to decarbonise by 2050

IMO talks in London show progress but lack of consensus remain a bar to real progress, reports Catherine Early.
from China Dialogue on Jul 18, 2017.

How poverty affects the brain

An unprecedented study in Bangladesh could reveal how malnutrition, poor sanitation and other challenges make their mark on child development.
from Nature on Jul 14, 2017.

Time to revive the ‘Dirty List’ of companies helping Burma’s military?

A new briefing explores the pros and cons of a campaign to renew economic pressure on the military in Burma.
from Burma Campaign |UK on Jul 12, 2017.

Tobacco industry's dirty war for the African market

In pursuit of growth in Africa, British American Tobacco and others use intimidatory tactics to attempt to suppress health warnings and regulation, claims an investigation.
from The Guardian on Jul 12, 2017.

What the G20 said on Africa

Excerpts most directly applicable to Africa drawn from the declaration of leaders of the G20 countries, issued after the leaders' summit in Germany on 7-8 July.
from allAfrica on Jul 9, 2017.

New drugs needed to deal with antibiotic-resistant gonorrhoea's rise

Antibiotic resistance is making gonorrhoea – a common sexually-transmitted infection – much harder, and sometimes impossible, to treat.
from WHO on Jul 7, 2017.

Rwanda’s opposition candidates have a voice but no real hope

Diane Shima Rwigara, a 35-year-old accountant from Kigali, declared her presidential bid at a hotel in downtown Kigali.
from Quartz Africa on Jul 3, 2017.

Nigeria's children tied up in a marriage knot

When Halima Ibrahim got a marriage proposal, she didn’t hesitate. A way out of poverty beckoned where she didn't have to compete with 16 siblings for food, space and attention.
from Mail&Guardian on Jun 29, 2017.

Children bring peace to warring tribes in Kenya

Kenya's Kanye Kera used to raid cattle from the neighbouring Samburu tribe. Today he puts retrieves stolen cattle from his fellow Pokot and returns them to the Samburu.
from The Advocacy Project on Jun 27, 2017.
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