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Brazil’s Carwash Task Force wins anti-corruption award

The Carwash Task Force (Força-Tarefa Lava Jato) of Brazil has won this year's Anti-Corruption Award from campaign group Transparency International.
from Transparency International on Dec 3, 2016.

Rwandan president among Champions of the Earth winners

Prizes for Rwanda's President, a Moroccan solar activist, an Indian beach clean-up organiser, a Honduran indigenous activist, a Mexican biologist and an Australian eco-inventor.
from UNEP on Dec 3, 2016.

Violence inquiry in Myanmar lacks credibility, says Rohingya group

The inquiry established by the Myanmar government to investigate violence in Rakhine State is not impartial and lacks credibility, say a UK-based Rohingya organisation.
from Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK on Dec 3, 2016.

$1bn Nigeria appeal launched to tackle Boko Haram casualties

The UN has launched a $1bn funding appeal to provide aid to Nigerians hit by Boko Haram attacks.
from UN on Dec 2, 2016.

Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh in shock defeat

Gambia's authoritarian leader Yahya Jammeh has suffered a shock defeat in presidential elections, the electoral commission has said, bringing an end to his 22-year rule.
from The Independent on Dec 2, 2016.

Nigeria tops HIV/Aids-related deaths

Nigeria has the highest number of AIDS-related deaths in the world, at 180,000 a year.
from allAfrica, The Guardian on Dec 2, 2016.

Malaysia axes Myanmar football matches over Rohingya crackdown

Muslim-majority Malaysia has abruptly cancelled two under-22 football friendlies against Myanmar to protest at the crackdown on Rohingya Muslims.
from Bangkok Post on Dec 2, 2016.

'Mindboggling scale of rape and looming genocide' in South Sudan

South Sudan is heading for a Rwanda-scale genocide, and a “mindboggling” number of rapes are already occurring, a UN human rights team has warned.
from UN on Dec 1, 2016.

Ethiopia hosts Africa conference on abortion

A conference on abortion in Africa is being held in Ethiopia, “building on a decade of work linking research to action to reduce unsafe abortion in Sub-Saharan Africa.”
from Addis Standard on Dec 1, 2016.

Deforestation in the Amazon on the rise again

As Amazon deforestation increases, Brazil is said to be losing control over forest destruction because of poor policies and may struggle to reach its climate agreement targets.
from Greenpeace International on Dec 1, 2016.
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