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Congo president's daughter charged with corruption in France

Investigators have widened a probe into the French assets of three African ruling families, charging the daughter and son-in-law of Congo's President Denis Sassou Nguesso.
from RFI on Jun 26, 2017.

India announces 30 new smart cities and a City Liveability Index

A new batch of 30 smart cities has been announced by India's Ministry of Urban Development.
from Down to Earth on Jun 26, 2017.

Aquaculture blamed for mangrove depletion

Expanding aquaculture in South-East Asia over the last two decades has been the main driver of mangrove loss in the world, says a new study.
from SciDev.Net on Jun 26, 2017.

UN chief welcomes Sahel anti-terrorism force

The UN Secretary-General has welcomed deployment by Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger of a force to tackle terrorism and organised crime in the Sahel.
from UN on Jun 24, 2017.

This is the last day of Colombia’s FARC guerrillas, says President

While the disarmament of Colombia’s FARC rebels is not set to finish until next week, President Santos announced that “today” the FARC ceases to exist.
from Colombia Reports on Jun 23, 2017.

Over 9 million people globally suffer from drug use disorders

About 250 million people use drugs, of whom 30 million are engaged in problematic use and suffer from drug use disorders, says the latest World Drug Report.
from UNODC on Jun 23, 2017.

UN crisis response teams short of billions of dollars

The UN says it needs $23bn to help people in trouble but since the launch of 2016 Humanitarian Appeal international donors have contributed $6.2bn.
from IPS on Jun 23, 2017.

Few aid groups able to stay in war zones

Few aid organisations are able to manage the risks of working in conflict zones and areas of chaos, according to a new report.
from Norwegian Refugee Council on Jun 23, 2017.

UN backs resolution for World Court to consider Chagos dispute

The UN General Assembly has voted to refer to the World Court the dispute between UK and Mauritius over the Chagos islands, home to a US military base.
from FirstPost on Jun 23, 2017.

UK acted unlawfully over Israel boycott restrictions, court rules

Britain's High Court has ruled that the Government acted unlawfully in seeking to restrict “ethical” boycotts on Israel.
from Jewish News on Jun 22, 2017.
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