Global development

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Battling a tide of sewage in Brazil: ‘For 17 days we lived with our feet under water’ | Ciro Barros and Iuri Barcelos
Residents near the world’s fourth largest hydroelectric power plant say the Belo Monte dam has made their houses prone to floods of waste water

Ciro Barros and Iuri Barcelos

11, Dec, 2017 @11:25 AM

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Boris Johnson condemned for trade forum with Sudan over rights abuses
MPs warn foreign secretary against pursuing investment in country with poor record on corruption and human rights, ahead of controversial London summit

Hannah Summers

11, Dec, 2017 @6:30 AM

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Women in sub-Saharan Africa forced into sex to pay hospital bills, study says
Patients too poor to settle medical debts are chained to drainpipes, starved and abused in health centres across parts of Africa and Asia, report reveals

Kate Hodal

08, Dec, 2017 @2:12 PM

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The Gulf work trap that brought tragedy to an entire family
When a Sri Lankan family moved to the Gulf in search of a better life, they reckoned without stringent labour laws that would bring unspeakable grief

Anthony Harwood

08, Dec, 2017 @7:00 AM

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Children bear 'disproportionate lethal impact' of Syrian war, warns study
Questions raised over legality of airstrikes and shelling as figures show a quarter of all civilians killed in Syria in 2016 were under 18

Karen McVeigh

07, Dec, 2017 @6:00 AM

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'The nanny realised something was wrong': South Africa’s rape crisis
Dedicated nurses play a key role in helping rape survivors in South Africa, yet their future is threatened by a funding crisis that has lurched from bad to worse

Hannah Summers and Simisola Jolaoso

06, Dec, 2017 @1:59 PM

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'No longer at the mercy of the madams': India's bank for sex workers | Amrit Dhillon
Across West Bengal, a bank run by and for sex workers ensures they keep their earnings safe and avoid the loan sharks – and means they can get an official ID

Amrit Dhillon in Kolkata

06, Dec, 2017 @6:00 AM

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Park life: workers struggle to make ends meet at Ethiopia's $250m industrial zone | William Davison
The government hopes its investment will lure foreign firms and boost the economy – but low wages and poor infrastructure may see it falter

William Davison in Hawassa

05, Dec, 2017 @12:20 PM

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Gloves not guns: fighting the good fight in Rio's brutal favelas | Jo Griffin
After Alan Duarte lost nine of his male relatives to violence, he set up a boxing academy to help young people develop their potential. His work is now the subject of an award-winning documentary by British filmmakers, The Good Fight

Jo Griffin

05, Dec, 2017 @6:30 AM

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Police have killed dozens of children in Philippines war on drugs, Amnesty says
Rights group urges International Criminal Court to open investigation into crimes against humanity committed over past 18 months in brutal state crackdown

Karen McVeigh

04, Dec, 2017 @4:52 PM

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Ed Sheeran Comic Relief film branded 'poverty porn' by aid watchdog
Campaigns fronted by Tom Hardy and Eddie Redmayne also called out for reinforcing white saviour stereotypes in the annual Radi-Aid awards

Karen McVeigh

04, Dec, 2017 @10:40 AM

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Sweet as honey: the African killer bees providing a living in Liberia | Lorraine Mallinder
A corps of master beekeepers is leading a drive to produce honey for the growing domestic market, offering subsistence farmers a new livelihood

Lorraine Mallinder

04, Dec, 2017 @5:00 AM

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