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Getting a grip on central Sahel’s gold rush

A gold boom is offering a new source of funding and potentially even recruits to several armed groups, including jihadists, In Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger.
from International Crisis Group on Nov 15, 2019.

How green is China?

China has ostensibly transformed from the world’s environmental ‘baddie’ to its ‘poster child’. But the reality on the ground is more complicated, argues Ma Tianjie.
from New Internationalist on Nov 11, 2019.

Déjà vu: preventing another collapse in South Sudan

South Sudan’s conflict parties are supposed to form a unity government by 12 November. But key disputes between them remain unresolved.
from International Crisis Group on Nov 4, 2019.

India’s tigers seem to be a massive success story — many scientists aren’t sure

Researchers question official figures showing a sharp rise in India's tiger population, and the country’s plans to protect the species.
from Nature on Oct 31, 2019.

Lithium: draining the desert

The rush for minerals threatens communities and ecosystems in Chile and Argentina.
from Latin America Bureau on Oct 27, 2019.

Refugees in Greece face rising hostility

Karim* stands outside what used to be his front door. Now it is bricked up and someone has drawn a menacing black padlock, taller than a man, on the grey breezeblocks.
from Mail&Guardian on Oct 23, 2019.

Colombia´s anti-drugs policies: evidence versus ideology

Crop substitution in Colombia is being underfunded and coercion prioritised.
from Latin America Bureau on Oct 21, 2019.

Colombia´s anti-drugs policies: evidence versus ideology

Crop substitution in Colombia is being underfunded and coercion prioritised.
from Latin America Bureau on Oct 21, 2019.

The digital future of agriculture in Africa

Africa is home to 60 per cent of the world’s arable land. The reality, however, is that not every inch of that land is being fully, or even smartly, cultivated.
from The Economist on Oct 18, 2019.

A rapper’s quest to be president

Bobi Wine wants to unseat Uganda’s entrenched ruler. Can he stir a youth revolution here and across Africa?
from Christian Science Monitor on Oct 14, 2019.
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