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Locust invasion – a smallholder farmer’s worst nightmare

Mwende was expecting a bumper harvest as a result of the recent rains. But then a new threat to her livelihood arrived; locust swarm.
from Greenpeace International on Feb 16, 2020.
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Army officers running Zimbabwe mining and fuel cartels, report claims

The influence of the military in Zimbabwean politics is on the ascendancy in politics, economy and government, a report claims..
from Zimbabwe Now on Feb 17, 2020.

South Sudan's Machar rejects President Kiir's peace offer

South Sudan's rebels have rejected a peace offer by President Salva Kiir, including plans to reduce the number of states.
from Aljazeera on Feb 16, 2020.

Children in conflict at highest risk of violence since records began

Wars and conflicts are intensifying and becoming increasingly dangerous for children, according to a new report.
from Save the Children on Feb 13, 2020.

Myanmar urged to end Internet restrictions

Myanmar should lift internet restrictions in Rakhine and Chin states, said said a coalition of 29 organisations in a joint statement today.
from Foirtify Rights on Feb 13, 2020.
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Ending Philippines-US military pact will affect South China Sea disputes

President Rodrigo Duterte has confirmed plans to terminate The Philippines agreement governing the presence of US troops, a key part of the region’s major security partnerships.
from South China Morning Post on Feb 16, 2020.

Adopt a carbon tax to protect tropical forests

We urge more countries with tropical forests to adopt a tropical carbon tax — in South and Central America, Africa, Asia and the Pacific.
from Nature on Feb 13, 2020.
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Poverty and climate change push Cambodian families into booming brick industry

Cambodian children are working in brick kilns across the country despite government denials, an expose has found.
from Thomson Reuters Foundation on Feb 13, 2020.
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