Global development

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India’s HIV patients say shortages leaving hundreds of thousands without drugs
Campaigners say many people have had to stop or switch antiretroviral medication regimes – but the government denies supply crisis

Cheena Kapoor in Delhi

12, Aug, 2022 @5:00 AM

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‘Electricity can go anytime here’: how Zimbabwe’s iron men ran out of steam
Livelihoods are on the line with outages of up to 17 hours a day as the country’s ageing power plants struggle to cope

Nyasha Chingono in Harare

11, Aug, 2022 @6:15 AM

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‘Patients are falling through the cracks’: drug costs hinder India’s response to TB
The country has the world’s largest number of multi-drug-resistant cases – but doctors and activists warn patients are going undiagnosed and untreated

Catherine Davison in Mumbai

11, Aug, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Campaigners call on UN Women to pull out of BlackRock partnership
Women’s organisations and activists say collaboration gives company ‘a veneer of feminist approval it clearly does not merit’

Sarah Johnson

10, Aug, 2022 @11:10 AM

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‘We borrow our lands from our children’: Sami say they are paying for Sweden going green
Indigenous reindeer herders fear the drive towards a more sustainable economy is destroying their traditional way of life and cultural identity

Karen McVeigh and Klaus Thymann

10, Aug, 2022 @8:30 AM

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UK government honoured anti-abortion figure before editing women’s rights statement
Former US envoy given award at conference now engulfed in row over changes to reproductive rights pledges, while participant list revealed to have included members of a group accused of hate speech

Lizzy Davies

09, Aug, 2022 @8:51 AM

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‘It’s never enough’: the Senegal goldminers surviving from one nugget to the next
Thousands are lured to the Kédougou region by dreams of riches hidden underground. Fortunes rarely materialise, but still the pickaxes fall, night and day

Kaamil Ahmed in Kédougou

09, Aug, 2022 @6:45 AM

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‘There are snakes – but we attack the fires’: refugees fight flames in the Sahara
Malian volunteers from a huge camp in Mauritania work tirelessly to put out blazes that threaten homes and land – and all without using water

Nick Roll in Bassikounou, photographs by Guy Peterson

08, Aug, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Inside Somalia’s vicious cycle of deforestation for charcoal
As gas prices rise Somalis are turning to the affordable energy source, driving unsustainable logging – as al-Shabaab condemns but profits from the trade

Mohamed Gabobe and Caroline Kimeu

08, Aug, 2022 @5:30 AM

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Photographer Fatimah Hossaini: ‘In Kabul, there was so much hope and desire’
The Afghan artist narrowly escaped from Kabul to Paris last August, as the Taliban took over. She talks about the terror of that time, why she still longs for home, and her work photographing Afghan women in exile

Rachel Cooke

07, Aug, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Death toll reaches 36 in eastern DRC as protesters turn on UN peacekeepers
With elections due next year, analysts fear political motives could be driving the rising violence and tensions in the region

Jason Burke Africa correspondent

05, Aug, 2022 @8:27 AM

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‘It’s an illusion of choice’: why young Kenyans are boycotting the election
As presidential elections approach, engagement appears low among under-35s – but some see staying away from the polls as a form of protest

Caroline Kimeu in Nairobi

05, Aug, 2022 @6:15 AM

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