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Mideast, sub-Saharan Africa and Brazil set the 'inequality frontier'

Income inequality in the Mideast, sub-Saharan Africa and Brazil has stuck at extremely high levels, and risen rapidly in China, India, North America and Russia, says a new report.
from World Inequality Report on Dec 15, 2017.
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UK increases Yemen aid to avert 'human tragedy'

British aid minister Penny Mordaunt iun Saudi Arabia calls for an immediate re-opening of commercial and humanitarian access into Yemen.
from DfID on Dec 18, 2017.

Ebola survivors sue Sierra Leone government

Two ebola survivors have filed a suit at the Economic Community of West African States court against the Sierra Leonean government's handling of the 2014 epidemic.
from The EastAfrican on Dec 18, 2017.

MSF challenges corporation over 'control of life-saving medicines'

In an effort to bring down prices, MSF is making a legal challenge to coorporate giant Gilead’s patent application for hepatitis C combination treatment in China.
from MSF on Dec 18, 2017.

UK agrees to return Nigeria’s $85m oil scam loot

After many years of legal exchanges, the UK has agreed Nigeria can access $85 million seized from entities embroiled in a controversial oil scam.
from Vanguard on Dec 18, 2017.
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Why nuclear power is high on South Africa’s Christmas wish-list

There are a number of reasons for the South Afrixan government's commitment to nuclear power and the haste with which it appears to be acting.
from Pambazuka News on Dec 17, 2017.

Chilean politics on a knife edge

Chilean politics have taken a dramatic turn, with all presidential candidates falling short of a majority and an unexpected boost for a new left coalition.
from New Internationalist on Dec 17, 2017.
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Pakistan gets its first one-stop shop for women fighting violence

Sliced noses, broken ribs, fractured fingers, slashed arms, bruised faces, missing teeeth, swollen eyes. Sana Jawed has been witnessing these brutalities for over a decade.
from Inter Press Service on Dec 13, 2017.
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