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US 'set to drown the world in oil'

A staggering 61 per cent of new oil and gas production in the next decade is set to come from the US - spelling disaster for plans to curb climate change.
from Global Witness on Aug 20, 2019.

Cameroon secessionist leaders jailed for life by military

Ten Cameroonian separatists have been handed life sentences by a military court sitting in the capital, Yaounde.
from africanews on Aug 20, 2019.

General accused of war crimes appointed Sri Lanka army chief

A General accused of war crimes has been appointed Sri Lanka army chief.
from Colombo Gazette on Aug 19, 2019.

China extends domain with fifth deep sea mining contract

China now holds more mining claims than any other nation: it has the right to explore and potentially exploit 238,000 sq kilometres of deep sea areas outside national jurisdiction.
from China Dialogue on Aug 19, 2019.

You have stolen our forest, Baka 'pygmies' tell European Commission

Hundreds of Baka 'Pygmies' from the Congo rainforest have pleaded with EU officials to ask their “advice and guidance” before providing more funds for a controversial park.
from Survival on Aug 19, 2019.

Brazil's Amazon deforestation threatens EU-Mercosur deal

Brazil's backsliding on Amazon conservation and possible political changes in Argentina could delay or even derail ratification of a European Union-Mercosur trade agreement.
from Aljazeera on Aug 19, 2019.

Coalition blasts 'violence and harassment' in Lesotho factories

NGOs, an international apparel manufacturer and three global brands are to launch a programme aimed at preventing violence and harassment in Lesotho garment factories.
from Workers Rights Consortium on Aug 16, 2019.

Botswana battles inflow of Zimbabwean illegal immigrants

Botswana is battling an influx of illegal immigrants from Zimbabwe, as the Zimbabwe government struggles to overcome a deep economic crisis.
from The Zimbabwean on Aug 15, 2019.

Winnie Byanyima named UNAIDS chief

Winnie Byanyima is to be the next Executive Director of UNAIDS.
from UN on Aug 15, 2019.

Child soldiers and deaths surge in Mali as violence worsens

The number of children forced to join armed groups in Mali has doubled since last year amid worsening jihadist and ethnic violence, the UN warns.
from Thomson Reuters Foundation on Aug 14, 2019.
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