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How China will protect one-quarter of its land

Other nations could learn from China’s red-line initiative to preserve nature, biodiversity and ecosystem services in the country, says Jixi Gao.
from Nature on May 24, 2019.

What use is dredging the Brahmaputra?

Sediment will flow into india's Brahmaputra river as fast as dredged takes place, negating the whole point of the expensive exercise.
from Thethirdpole on May 21, 2019.

Picturing Sri Lanka’s undead war

Ten years after the end of Sri Lanka’s civil war, people in former combat zones are finding ways to cope with their traumas and an array of war monuments has sprung up.
from International Crisis group on May 17, 2019.

Chinese investments fuel growth in African science

Africa has emerged as a major partner in China’s Belt and Road Initiative, and that is paying dividends for science.
from Nature on May 16, 2019.

Pakistan had all but eliminated polio. Then things went badly wrong

The polio virus was almost wiped out Pakistan — one of three countries where the disease remains endemic. But suddenly, everything change.
from Washington Post on May 13, 2019.

Can data save lives? Guinea-Bissau thinks the answer is Yes

A new technology initiative is transforming the malaria response in Guinea-Bissau, strengthening the health system and saving lives.
from UNDP on May 9, 2019.

The Ethiopian city lost in the shadow of South Sudan’s war

Ethiopia's western Gambella region has become a watchword for trouble as South Sudan's troubles have spilled over. But there may be reason for optimism.
from Inter Press Service on May 7, 2019.

Scientists in Pakistan and Sri Lanka bet their futures on China

Researchers are turning to China for support and collaboration as their countries take centre stage in the Belt and Road Initiative.
from Nature on May 3, 2019.

Flu outbreak rages near Everest base camp

The spring climbing season at Mount Everest is kicking off with a flu outbreak near base camp, putting climbers and their Nepali hosts in danger.
from National Geographic on May 1, 2019.

What’s the answer for mHealth?

Despite increasing use of mHealth technologies in sub-Saharan Africa, key challenges remain.
from SciDev.Net on Apr 26, 2019.
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