Greta Thunberg condemns UK's climate stance in speech to MPs

23 April 2019 by 0 Comment Read for you 165 Views
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The UK government’s active support for fossil fuels and airport expansion is “beyond absurd”, Greta Thunberg has told MPs. The 16-year-old Swedish student, who sparked a global youth-based movement when she began a “climate strike” outside Sweden’s parliament last year, gave a typically blunt speech.

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Egypt hosts African leaders discussing Sudan protests, Libya crisis

23 April 2019 by 0 Comment Read for you 132 Views
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African leaders are meeting in Egypt on Tuesday where they will address developments in Sudan and Libya, in the first emergency summits since the two nations were rocked by popular protests and an invasion on the capital respectively.

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Supply Chain Sustainability in a Rapidly Changing World

18 April 2019 by 0 Comment Read for you 140 Views
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Ten years ago, Norway-based Telenor Group transformed its approach to supply chain sustainability. To mark this anniversary, Telenor commissioned BSR to review lessons learned and consider what direction both Telenor and the broader telecoms industry should travel over the next 10 years.

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Unique project in Cox’s Bazar puts Bangladeshi and refugee women first, provides skills

18 April 2019 by 0 Comment Read for you 100 Views
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A new training project in southeast Bangladesh to promote self-reliance among women in communities hosting refugees as well as among Rohingya refugee women has become operational in Cox’s Bazar. The project is potentially a game-changer for women in these communities.

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Will AI kill developing world growth?

18 April 2019 by 0 Comment Read for you 143 Views
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Artificial intelligence (AI) could displace millions of jobs in the future, damaging growth in developing regions such as Africa, says Ian Goldin, professor of globalisation and development at Oxford University.

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Nicaragua crisis: One year in, more than 60,000 have fled, seeking refuge

17 April 2019 by 0 Comment Read for you 83 Views
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Doctors, journalists, students and farmers are among more than 60,000 Nicaraguans who have fled the country in fear of their lives since anti-Government demonstrations began last April, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, said on Tuesday.

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World's largest inland water body is under threat

17 April 2019 by 0 Comment Read for you 110 Views
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The world’s largest inland body of water is under threat. The 1,000-kilometre-long Caspian at some point had close to a million seals. Today, all its former glory has been erased by pollution and climate change.

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Egypt referendum: No one believes this vote will be fair but we won't be silenced

16 April 2019 by 0 Comment Read for you 78 Views
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As the world watches the peaceful revolution that is changing Sudan in awe and amazement, it is clear that in Egypt, Sudan’s neighbour to the north, President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi is getting nervous. On the same day as the protests in Khartoum reached a head, several of us who oppose

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South Africa preps for Brexit outcome

16 April 2019 by 0 Comment Read for you 95 Views
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South Africa fears for its trade relations with the United Kingdom as the latter negotiates a good deal for Brexit. The country is considering several scenarios that could have an impact on bilateral and multilateral agreements.

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Fear and despair engulf refugees in Libya's 'market of human beings'

15 April 2019 by 0 Comment Read for you 110 Views
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On the roofs of the highest buildings in Tajoura, a military complex and migrant detention centre in southern Tripoli, snipers are taking position. “Tonight nobody will sleep because of fear,” said a refugee locked up there. “We can hear the sound of guns and explosion

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