Global development

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Bereaved then evicted by in-laws: Kenya’s widows fight disinheritance
The law supposedly protects widowed women, but patriarchal culture and colonial-era legal influences often win out, leaving women in poverty

Caroline Kimeu in Nairobi

01, Jul, 2022 @6:15 AM

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Afghan embassy staff remain in hiding despite being eligible for UK relocation
UK government accused of leaving former employees and their families ‘in limbo’ in Afghanistan, where they are targets for the Taliban

Nicola Kelly

01, Jul, 2022 @5:15 AM

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Zebras, giraffes … and a cycle race through the Maasai Mara
East Africans rarely get a chance to show what they can do on two wheels. They did that in Kenya this month and the result was spectacular

Stephen Burgen in Maasai Mara

30, Jun, 2022 @6:30 AM

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Culinary kudos: the trailblazing chef showcasing the cuisine of rural West Africa
Fatmata Binta grew up in a Fulani community and brought her nomadic food culture to a wider audience. Now she has become the first African to win the Basque culinary world prize

Lizzy Davies

30, Jun, 2022 @5:30 AM

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‘Our only livelihood’: Zimbabwean fishing communities fear for future as stocks dwindle
The country’s first women’s fishing co-operative has made a good living on Lake Kariba for a decade, but global heating, overfishing and lower rainfall now mean that catches are becoming increasingly sparse

Nyasha Chingono in Binga

30, Jun, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Delhi’s street vendors baulk at India’s single-use plastic ban
Ban on 19 items comes in on Friday, but researchers warn that millions are not prepared to use alternatives to ubiquitous plastic

Amrit Dhillon in New Delhi

29, Jun, 2022 @11:10 PM

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Judith Elkan obituary
Other lives: Psychotherapist and founder of the Friends of Bereaved Families Forum to support reconciliation in the Middle East

Stefan Simanowitz

29, Jun, 2022 @11:18 AM

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Bolivia’s corrupt system failed to stem femicide. Now, feminists are fighting back
The case of Richard Choque, a serial rapist and murderer, who was placed only under house arrest, prompted outrage

Thomas Graham in La Paz

28, Jun, 2022 @9:15 AM

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‘Bought like a chicken’: struggle to end wahaya slavery in Niger
Al-Husseina Amadou was just one of thousands of girls in west Africa who are still bought cheaply as a wahaya, or ‘fifth wife’

Fred Harter in Niamey

28, Jun, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Revealed: Greek police coerce asylum seekers into pushing fellow migrants back to Turkey
Six forcibly recruited men speak out about brutal illegal pushbacks involving threats, beating and looting

Katy Fallon, Klaas van Dijken, Bashar Deeb, Jack Sapoch and Mohannad Al-Najjar

28, Jun, 2022 @5:45 AM

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‘If you love or are a woman, don’t go to Malta,’ say couple in abortion drama
After her ‘babymoon’ became a tragic medical crisis, Andrea Prudente wants to use her story to oppose bans on abortion

Megan Clement

28, Jun, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Discipline, teamwork, acceptance: why football is a lifeline for queer Cambodian teens
A new documentary tells the story of the Lotus Sports Club and Pa Vann Sovann, its much-respected transgender coach

Fiona Kelliher

27, Jun, 2022 @10:00 AM

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