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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.

In some African countries, more than half of women have lost a child

In some African countries, more than half of women have lost a child, a new study shows.
from University of Chicago on Feb 13, 2020.

Eight priorities for the African Union

The African Union is taking a larger role in addressing questions of peace and security. Here are eight situations where the organisation could act against conflict.
from ICG on Feb 10, 2020.

An animal farm of disinformation

How has China managed to transform the Internet into a “disinformation farm”? And how can people protest this system when they are oblivious to what they don't know?
from PEN on Feb 9, 2020.

New leader is changing Angola. But the end destination isn’t clear

João Lourenço’s presidency has blown many previous truths about Angola out of the water.
from The Conversation on Feb 6, 2020.

How quickly can Iran make a nuclear bomb?

With an international deal in serious jeopardy, Iran is not racing to build nuclear weapons — but its capabilities are growing again.
from Nature on Feb 6, 2020.

Peace price: securing UN financing for African peace operations

Compromise over co-financing peacekeeping missions would serve the conflict prevention goals of the AU and the UN.
from ICG on Feb 4, 2020.

No more killing of conservationists

The suspicious death of Mexican butterfly activist Homero Gómez González whose body was found near the reserve he managed has cast a shadow over the conservation world.
from Buglife on Jan 31, 2020.

Stars urge action on climate and poverty

Malala Yousafzai is one of 2,000 activists, campaigners and public figures signing an open letter demanding action to end extreme poverty, inequality and the climate crisis.
from The Guardian on Jan 31, 2020.
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