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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.

Abiy Ahmed woos the Ethiopian diaspora in South Africa

Abiy Ahmed’s visit to South Africa was the first time a sitting Ethiopian prime minister has spoken directly to the sizeable diaspora here.
from Mail&Guardian on Jan 13, 2020.

India's invisible green warriors

Nilanjana Bhowmick heralds India's most overshadowed environmentalists: waste-pickers
from New Internationalist on Jan 12, 2020.

The fight to save the last clean waterway in Brazil’s Manaus

In the heart of the Brazilian Amazon, Jó Farah wades knee-deep in a stream he claims is the last clean one in the city of Manaus, capital of Amazonas state.
from Mongabay on Jan 9, 2020.

How India remains poor: 22 states have become poorer

With every fifth Indian still below the poverty line, the country needs to take huge strides to alleviate poverty, a poverty scorecard shows.
from Down to Earth on Jan 8, 2020.

Not Modi's India anymore

Countrywide protests are rooted in a battle for India’s secular values, argues Nilanjana Bhowmick.
from New Internationalist on Jan 7, 2020.

Few medical schools teach climate change health threats

Heat, mosquito-borne diseases and air pollution are medical issues that should be viewed through a climate lens, advocates say.
from Scientific American on Jan 6, 2020.

To fight ebola, an anthropologist heals distrust

Ebola-affected communities in D R Congo may remember an anthropologist who sat,listened and tried to see the world through their eyes.
from Christian Science Monitor on Jan 6, 2020.

Look back at the decade: It’s a tinderbox world

Growth has stumped environment. The decade of 2020 is the last chance we have to walk the talk and make it right.
from Down to Earth on Jan 1, 2020.
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