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The crisis in Cameroon’s English-speaking regions turns violent

The simmering crisis in Cameroon’s English-speaking regions has escalated with small explosions targeting security officials and increasingly vociferous protests.
from Quartz Africa on Sep 22, 2017.

Superbug's spread to Vietnam threatens malaria control

Vietnam's main malaria treatment is failing alarmingly because of a highly drug-resistant superbug that has spread there from Cambodia, scientists reported.
from CTV News on Sep 22, 2017.

Big companies named in plastic pollution in Philippines beach audit

A week-long beach clean up has exposed the companies most responsible for plastic pollution after an audit of plastic waste conducted on a wetland in Philippines.
from Greenpeace International on Sep 22, 2017.

More than half of children and youth worldwide 'not learning'

About 617 million children and adolescents are not achieving minimum proficiency levels in reading and maths, which could threaten progress on development goals, says the UN.
from UN on Sep 22, 2017.

New cheap plastic toilets claim to bring 'sanitation for all' nearer

Production of plastic toilets equipped with a gravity-powered self-closing trapdoor that makes pit latrine outhouses safer, more sanitary and less unpleasant is being scaled up.
from Grand Challenges Canada on Sep 22, 2017.

Maternal and neonatal tetanus eliminated in the Americas

The Americas have eliminated maternal and neonatal tetanus, which used to kill over 10,000 newborns a year in the region.
from Unicef on Sep 22, 2017.

Protesters block aid to Rohingya in Myanmar

Police in Myanmar have clashed with a mob blocking an aid shipment in Myanmar's Rakhine state while nine people have died in an accident involving a Red Cross truck in Bangladesh.
from Aljazeera on Sep 21, 2017.

Uhuru terms Kenya Supreme Court ruling as ‘coup’ by four judges

President Uhuru Kenyatta has described the Supreme Court decision nullifying the 8 August presidential election as a “coup by four people sitting in court”.
from Daily Nation on Sep 21, 2017.

Kenya court blames electoral body for nullified vote

Kenya's Supreme Court has criticised the election board for failing to verify official results of last month's nullified presidential election before announcing them.
from Aljazeera on Sep 21, 2017.

The world is running out of antibiotics, WHO report confirms

The world faces a serious lack of new antibiotics to combat the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance, says a WHO report.
from WHO on Sep 21, 2017.
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