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  Saoi O’Connor (Ireland), Mitzi Jonelle Tan (Philippines),  Belyndar Rikimani (Solomon Islands), Leonie Bremer (Germany), Laura Muñoz (Colombia),  Fatou Jeng (The Gambia) , Disha Ravi (India), Hilda Nakabuye (Uganda) and Sofia Hernandez (Costa Rica) are young Fridays for Future climate activists. To our World Leaders: Five years ago, in 2015, the Paris Agreement was signed. […]

LONDON, Dec 10 (Reuters) – Four people have been charged with the toppling of a statue of a slave trader in the English port city of Bristol in an incident which sparked a major debate about Britain’s imperial past earlier this year. The statue of Edward Colston, who made a fortune in the 17th century […]

Mukhtar Karim is CEO of the Lady Fatemah Trust. It’s happening. Highly sought-after vaccines making their way on to the private market. Doses of the coronavirus jab developed by the University of Oxford and AstraZeneca could be available for purchase in India as soon as March, according to comments made by the CEO of the […]

  By Megan Rowling BARCELONA, Dec 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Many developing nations are under huge financial stress from the COVID-19 crisis, making it more important than ever that they receive the funding promised by rich nations to help them tackle climate change, said the head of the Green Climate Fund. Yannick Glemarec said […]

  By Thin Lei Win Dec 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Nine out of 10 people in dozens of poor nations could miss out on getting vaccinated against COVID-19 next year because rich countries have hoarded far more doses than they need, campaigners said on Wednesday. Rich nations home to 14% of the global population […]

Cannabis is illegal in Nigeria. Its production, distribution and use are criminalised by local laws. Cultivated mostly in southern Nigeria, the drug is affordable and readily available through street drug-running. Cannabis users are also widely seen as social deviants, and are liable to arrest and imprisonment. Despite the stigma and danger from the law, the use […]

Kenya’s capital city, Nairobi, used to be known as the “Green City in the Sun” for its lush environment. There have been however recently been a lot of changes to Nairobi’s land cover – what’s on the ground’s surface. Most recently, there was uproar over the felling of hundreds of trees to make way for the construction of the […]

From a historical standpoint, the current conflict in Ethiopia fits within an established political pattern. There have been power struggles between the centre and the border regions since the modern Ethiopian state was established in the late 19th century. The Ethiopian state was built on the back of conquest. Regions that existed on the margins were incorporated into the […]

Although soils are vital for agriculture, biodiversity and clean water, this below-ground world is often overlooked. The loss of life below the ground due to intensification of agriculture, climate change, erosion and compaction, among other things, is one of the biggest global threats to soils. Many organisms live in the soil. In fact, about 25% of all biodiversity occur […]

Since the 1970s feminist movement for the support of abused women under the appellation “Battered Women’s Movement”, the struggle against domestic violence has continued. In Ghana, for example, national records reveal that one-third of women have been victims of domestic violence. In Nigeria, 33% of women aged 15-49 have experienced either physical or sexual violence in a domestic setting. Both Ghana and Nigeria enacted […]

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