Global development

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‘The stakes couldn’t be higher’: GE urged to invest in green US jobs
Labor and environmental groups are demanding that General Electric stop offshoring jobs and invest in renewable energy

Michael Sainato

12, Oct, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Day of the Girl is critical, but support is needed year-round, say campaigners
From period poverty to blockchain, initiatives raising awareness of girls’ rights abound on 11 October, but long-term help is needed after Covid setbacks

Georgina Quach

11, Oct, 2021 @3:49 PM

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Bolsonaro blocks free tampons and pads for disadvantaged women in Brazil
Campaigners say president’s veto is ‘absurd and inhumane’ in country where period poverty keeps one in four girls out of school

Jo Griffin

11, Oct, 2021 @11:02 AM

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Digital gender gap: men 50% more likely to be online in some countries – report
Failure to ensure women have equal access to the internet hampering developing economies and fuelling gender inequality

Sarah Johnson

11, Oct, 2021 @6:01 AM

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Agony of Ecuador’s brutal prison massacre endures for bereaved relatives
At least 119 inmates died in a Guayaquil jail after local gangs’ links with Mexican cartels brought a new level of horror

Dan Collyns in Guayaquil

10, Oct, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Zimbabwean who cleared Falklands mines urges rethink on 75% cut to clearance programmes
Cuthbert Mutukwa fears disastrous consequences for home country if UK cuts go ahead as it nears ‘mine-free’ status

Lizzy Davies

08, Oct, 2021 @4:32 PM

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Reports of physical and sexual violence as Libya arrests 5,000 migrants in a week
Raids by the security forces leave at least one man dead, as official observers decry ‘inhumane’ detention conditions

08, Oct, 2021 @6:00 AM

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England’s last Covid ‘red list’ restrictions confound South Americans
Lingering quarantine rules anger would-be travellers from seven targeted countries

Joe Parkin Daniels in Bogotá

07, Oct, 2021 @10:35 PM

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WHO endorses use of world’s first malaria vaccine in Africa
World Health Organization’s director general hails ‘historic day’ in fight against parasitic disease

Lizzy Davies

06, Oct, 2021 @5:17 PM

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Najla Bouden: what next for Tunisia’s first female PM?
Academic’s appointment marks historic moment for Arab world but comes amid political and economic crisis, with some fearing she will be Kais Saied’s pawn

Lizzy Davies

06, Oct, 2021 @6:00 AM

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‘We want dignity’: the vanishing craft of Kashmir’s papier-mache artists
Award-winning artist Maqbool Jan is one of a handful still practising the ancient artform, but without government help he fears it could be lost

Shoaib Shafi in Srinagar

06, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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‘They wanted to kill me’: the lawyer taking on police brutality in Kenya
Almost 20 years ago, a police shooting left David Makara without an arm and facing jail. Inspired by the blind lawyer who saved him, he now defends others facing injustice

Sarah Johnson

05, Oct, 2021 @10:01 AM

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