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Congo coalition talks failure sparks protests and riots

Thousands of people took to the streets of the Democratic Republic of Congo on Tuesday following the collapse of talks over a transition to a new government.
from Anadolu Agency on Mar 28, 2017.

UN calls for inquiry into killing of six aid workers in South Sudan

Six aid workers have been ambushed and killed in South Sudan, the United Nations humanitarian coordinator in the country announced.
from Sudan Tribune on Mar 28, 2017.

'Time running out' as famine, drought and war threaten millions

Time is running out for over a million children as drought and armed conflict devastate lives in northeast Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, Unicef warns.
from UNICEF on Mar 28, 2017.

Reconsider withdrawal of core support to NGOs, UK aid body urged

Britain's official aid arm should reconsider its decision to end core support to civil society organisations, a UK parliamentary report says today.

African students fearful of US visa rule

US university recruiters are expressing concern over the potentially damaging impact of President Donald Trump’s restrictive visa policies.
from allAfrica, The Nation on Mar 28, 2017.

Food security in the Middle East deteriorates sharply

Food security and nutrition levels in the Near East and North Africa have sharply deteriorated over the last five years, warns a UN report.
from IPS on Mar 28, 2017.

Trump attack on climate action 'a stone age policy in a digital era'

US President Donald Trump's climate change policy puts the profits of dirty energy corporations ahead of the health and lives of ordinary American citizens", say environmental campaigners.
from Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, Friends of the Earth, Christian Aid on Mar 28, 2017.

Rand tumbles after finance minister ordered to return to South Africa

The rand dropped sharply on Monday after South African President Jacob Zuma recalled finance minister Pravin Gordhan from abroad amid speculation about a cabinet reshuffle.
from Financial Times on Mar 27, 2017.

Europe’s biggest banks register €25bn profit in tax havens

Europe’s 20 biggest banks are registering over a quarter of their profits in tax havens, according to a new report.
from Oxfam on Mar 27, 2017.

Greenpeace protests Total plans to drill oil at mouth of Amazon

Greenpeace activists today called for a halt to Total’s plans to drill for oil in the mouth of the Amazon.
from Greenpeace on Mar 27, 2017.
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