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Sierra Leone takes steps to tackle overfishing

Can a one-month industrial fishing ban and population count help Sierra Leone regain control of its dwindling fish?
from China Dialogue on May 24, 2019.

China identified as major source of ozone-depleting CFC gas

A puzzling burst of a banned ozone-depleting gas has been tracked to industrial areas in northeastern China.
from ABC on May 23, 2019.

When international NGOs try - and fail - to 'help' local ones

From assuming superiority to stealing ideas, international NGOs can do more harm than good when partnering with local ones. But there are fixes.
from African Arguments on May 22, 2019.

Help developing countries escape commodity dependence

Commodity dependence not only describe a country’s present, but most probably will determine its future.
from UNCTAD on May 21, 2019.

Human rights worsen in Tanzania as Magufuli cracks down on critics

Bloggers, politicians, journalists, businesspeople, artists, musicians — anyone critical of Tanzania’s President John Magufuli — are being rounded up on spurious charges.
from Daily Maverick on May 21, 2019.

Forgiving the perpetrators of genocide

Hyppolite Ntigurirwa was seven when his father, friends and relatives were killed in the Rwandan genocide. He explains why he’s chosen to forgive the perpetrators.
from New Internationalist on May 17, 2019.

Hello, Mr Stewart - here's some tips on aid

Rory Stewart is still warming his seat as Britain's aid minister - and already two organisations are giving him advice.
from BOND, ODI on May 16, 2019.

Zimbabwean officials try to sell parents on a new idea: adoption

Who counts as family? The stakes are high in Zimbabwe, where twin crises stretch people’s ability to take in orphaned relatives – and testing cultural taboos against adoption.
from Christian Science Monitor on May 15, 2019.

A botched decolonisation: Inside Cameroon's civil war

Civil war is brewing in Cameroon along linguistic lines, stemming from botched decolonisation and fuelled by President Paul Biya’s repressive regime.
from New Internationalist on May 14, 2019.

The Internet age calls for younger leaders

Days before Algeria’s 82-year-old President Abdelaziz Bouteflika was ousted from power, the country made a last ditch attempt to keep control: it shut down the internet.
from Inter Press Service on May 13, 2019.
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