Global development

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As millions face famine #CongoIsStarving is calling on Joe Biden to help | Vava Tampa
Only a UN tribunal, sponsored by the US president, can end the culture of impunity fuelling violence and poverty in the DRC

Vava Tampa

19, Nov, 2021 @12:40 PM

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Rio Tinto’s past casts a shadow over Serbia’s hopes of a lithium revolution
People in the Jadar valley fear environmental catastrophe as Europe presses for self-sufficiency in battery technology

Daniel Boffey in the Jadar valley, Serbia

19, Nov, 2021 @4:00 AM

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‘We have fallen into a trap’: for hotel staff Qatar’s World Cup dream is a nightmare
Exclusive: Seduced by salary promises, workers at Fifa-endorsed hotels allege they have been exploited and abused

Pete Pattisson in Doha

18, Nov, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Pride and poverty: Qatar’s World Cup fever tempered by legacy of labour abuses
With a year to go, the new stadiums, hotels and roads are finished and locals are excited, but the low-paid workers who built them are ambivalent

Pete Pattisson

18, Nov, 2021 @8:00 AM

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‘Horrific’: 10 people suffocate in overcrowded migrant boat off Libya
MSF rescue 99 survivors who spent 13 hours on vessel trying to reach Europe as authorities accused of ignoring distress call

Lorenzo Tondo in Palermo

18, Nov, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Young people more optimistic about the world than older generations – Unicef
Despite mental health and climate concerns, youth believe they can improve the world, survey for World Children’s Day finds

Peter Beaumont

18, Nov, 2021 @6:00 AM

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‘Critical lifeline’ of migrant cash expected to near £600bn in total
Sum sent back home from former residents of low-income countries surpasses overseas aid and rich nations’ direct investment

Phillip Inman

17, Nov, 2021 @5:01 PM

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‘People should be helped, not punished’: could Pakistan’s suicide law be about to change?
Criminalisation means survivors are vulnerable to blackmail to avoid imprisonment and stigma, but there is hope the colonial-era legislation could soon be repealed

Sarah Johnson

17, Nov, 2021 @2:03 PM

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Dirty dollars: how tattered US notes became the latest street hustle in Zimbabwe
In country hit by hyperinflation, a shortage of dollars means those struggling to survive can make a profit dealing torn notes

Nyasha Chingono in Harare

17, Nov, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Parliament to vote on bill to ban child marriage in England and Wales
Marriage of under-18s associated with risk of domestic, sexual and ‘honour’-based violence, say MPs, who will vote on Friday

Karen McVeigh

16, Nov, 2021 @4:35 PM

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Mexican environmental campaigner missing after attack on villagers
Irma Galindo Barrios, a member of the Mixtec people, was defending indigenous lands from illegal logging

David Agren in Mexico City

16, Nov, 2021 @9:15 AM

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‘If I can get a plane into the sky, I can do anything’: female Afghan pilot refuses to be grounded
Months after Mohadese Mirzaee became Afghanistan’s first female commercial airline pilot, the Taliban took Kabul. Now a refugee in Bulgaria, she is determined to fly again

Stefanie Glinski in Kabul

16, Nov, 2021 @8:00 AM

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