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Yemen war made possible by US and UK arms sales

Today marks the fourth anniversary of the start of the Saudi-led bombardment of Yemen, in which over 60,000 people have been killed.
from CAAT on Mar 26, 2019.

Death rate for C-section mothers '50 times higher in Africa'

The in-hospital maternal mortality rate following a Caesarean delivery in Africa may be 50 times higher than in high-income countries.
from The Conversation on Mar 26, 2019.

A human-rights approach is essential to end the global TB epidemic

It is critical to ensure that tuberculosis services are included within essential universal healthcare packages and social protection programmes.
from Down to Earth on Mar 24, 2019.

South Africa’s election buzzphrase: 'fourth industrial revolution'

South African politicians have become enamoured with the “fourth industrial revolution”, turning to it as a campaign catchphrase ahead of the May presidential election.
from Quartz Africa on Mar 22, 2019.

India is leaving its poor farmers behind

Unrestricted use of water pumps – of which India has the most in the world – is driving water beyond the reach of India's poor, Joydeep Gupta argues.
from Thethirdpole on Mar 22, 2019.

Fresh start needed for development

International co-operation needs a fresh start to tackle economic, social and environmental challenges and other traps that impede development.
from ECLAC on Mar 21, 2019.

So far so good with new currency, says Zimbabwe finance minister

Just under a month ago, Zimbabwe launched a new pricing system that some – but not the government – are calling a currency.
from The Zimbabwean on Mar 19, 2019.

Investors warn soy giants of backlash over South American deforestation

The world’s leading soy trading companies are challenged to come clean about their impact on the environment and to eliminate deforestation from their operations.
from Mongabay on Mar 19, 2019.

The humble gourd is falling out of favour

Gourd has sculpted the culture and traditions of rural India for ages.
from Down to Earth on Mar 15, 2019.

How Africa can quell the next disease outbreaks

As mobility increases, so must investments in national public-health institutions and local leadership, says John N. Nkengasong.
from Nature on Mar 15, 2019.
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