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‘Staggering number’ of human rights defenders killed in Colombia

The UN human rights office says it is “deeply troubled by the staggering number of human rights defenders killed in Colombia” last year.
from UN News on Jan 17, 2020.
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Ethiopia, Sudan, Egypt agree preliminary Nile dam deal

Officials from Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan say they have reached a preliminary agreement clearing the way for the filling and operation of a $5bn dam on the Nile.
from news africa on Jan 17, 2020.

Lesotho Prime Minister Thabane to step down

Lesotho's prime minister has agreed to step down following a controversy over the death of his first wife, his party announced on Thursday.
from allAfrica on Jan 17, 2020.

UK promises help for the greening of African cities

Britain's aid chief has pledged new UK aid to help build green African cities.
from DfID on Jan 17, 2020.

Development in danger, warns UN

Deepening political polarisation and increasing scepticism about multilateralism could seriously damage development prospects., warns the UN.
from UN on Jan 17, 2020.
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Civil unrest set to surge

Forty-seven countries witness a surge in civil unrest – trend to continue in 2020
from Verisk Maplecraft on Jan 16, 2020.

She's tackling Nigeria's period poverty with reusable pads

It wasn’t your typical summer camp. Sexuality health educator Lolo Cynthia, taught 250 Nigerian girls how to sew reusable menstrual pads from linens and cloth.
from OZY on Jan 14, 2020.
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Why India needs to buy better water data from China

Brahmaputra river water data is shared by China with India, but a weak understanding of hydrology means that the data is coming from the wrong places.
from Thethirdpole on Jan 14, 2020.
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