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Over a million Sri Lankans affected by drought

Extreme weather is hitting Sri Lanka hard as the country experiences its worst drought in more than four decades.
from Down to Earth on Jan 23, 2017.

NGOs clash over 'Pygmy abuse' in Cameroon

An NGO has increased its criticism of WWF over the alleged impact of the latter's conservation work in Cameroon on Baka “Pygmies”.
from Survival International on Jan 23, 2017.

Yahya Jammeh 'empties coffers' before fleeing into exile

Exiled Gambian ruler Yahya Jammeh has been accused of stealing millions of pounds in his final weeks in power, and shipping out luxury vehicles by cargo plane.
from The Independent on Jan 23, 2017.

Bahrain activist due in court day after postponement of Twitter trial

Bahrain rights defender Nabeel Rajab’s trial for tweeting has been postponed to February but he will be in court again today for another trial - for giving TV interviews.
from Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy on Jan 23, 2017.

Gambia's Jammeh finally agrees to give up power and go into exile

Gambia's defeated leader Yahya Jammeh announced Saturday that he will relinquish power, after last-ditch talks with regional leaders and the threat by a regional military force.
from The Independent on Jan 21, 2017.

Trump’s border wall 'won’t keep out climate change'

Don't squander US' hard fought pro-climate diplomacy, an international development NGO warned today after the president's inauguration.
from Christian Aid on Jan 20, 2017.

Death toll rises in Nigerian bombing error

The death toll continues to rise following the Nigerian airforce bombing of Rann, according to the latest estimates by an international medical charity.
from MSF on Jan 20, 2017.

India’s first GM food crop held up by lawsuit

India’s push to approve GM food crops has been delayed after an environmentalist launched a lawsuit accusing scientists of deceit about the benefits of transgenic mustard.
from Nature on Jan 20, 2017.

Gambia's Jammeh reportedly takes control of ministries

Outgoing Gambian President Yahya Jammeh dissolved his cabinet last night following resignations, according to media reports.
from News24 on Jan 20, 2017.

60% of primate species 'sliding towards extinction'

A study of more than 500 species of primates finds that most are declining in numbers and nearly two-thirds face the threat of extinction.
from Mongabay on Jan 20, 2017.
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