Global development

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Nollywood booming while African film industries could create 20m jobs – report
UN study finds streaming services have increased demand for film productions from across the continent, but warns piracy and underinvestment hampering growth

Emmanuel Akinwotu, west Africa correspondent

05, Oct, 2021 @7:01 AM

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One in five 15- to 24-year-olds globally ‘often feel depressed’, finds Unicef
Covid’s toll on mental health of children and young people laid bare in report citing fears about the future, family and lockdowns

Sarah Johnson

05, Oct, 2021 @6:30 AM

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‘Renting the Taj Mahal’: the fight to save Darjeeling’s toy train
India’s tiny train has puffed up the Himalayas since 1881 but now the world heritage site is under threat

Amitava Banerjee in Darjeeling

03, Oct, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Ethiopia expels ‘meddling’ UN staff as famine deepens in Tigray without aid
Seven senior officials responsible for ‘delivering lifesaving aid’ told to leave amid de facto blockade of food, medicine and fuel

Georgina Quach

01, Oct, 2021 @2:50 PM

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Embracing vitiligo: Ugandan artist dispels skin stigma with portraits
People with the condition can face being seen as ‘cursed’ in the east African country, says Martin Senkubuge, whose art aims to make them proud of their skin

John Agaba in Kampala

01, Oct, 2021 @7:01 AM

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‘I don’t know where to go’: uncertain fate of the women in Kabul’s shelters
Women in refuges have been sent home to their abusers or to prison since the Taliban takeover. Those in the few shelters still open fear what lies ahead

Amie Ferris-Rotman and Zahra Nader

01, Oct, 2021 @6:00 AM

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WHO ‘should pay reparations to victims of sexual abuse by staff’
Exclusive: UN agency must respond to the ‘real needs’ of the women and girls, says Julienne Lusenge, co-chair of the independent inquiry into the scandal

Lizzy Davies

01, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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The climate crisis is destroying the human rights of those least responsible for it | Patrick Verkooijen and AK Abdul Momen
The UN must urgently appoint a special rapporteur on climate change and human rights to galvanise action on the biggest threat to fundamental freedoms

Patrick Verkooijen and AK Abdul Momen

30, Sep, 2021 @11:20 AM

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‘I’ll never go back’: Uganda’s schools at risk as teachers find new work during Covid
Many private schools may not reopen after staff laid off during lockdown say they will not return to the profession

Alon Mwesigwa in Bombo

30, Sep, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Indigenous children set to receive billions after judge rejects Trudeau challenges
Canadian government ‘wilfully and recklessly’ discriminated against First Nations children by failing to properly fund welfare services

Leyland Cecco in Toronto

29, Sep, 2021 @9:08 PM

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Brazil hospital chain accused of hiding Covid deaths and giving unproven drugs
Group of whistleblowing doctors gave 10,000-page dossier to investigators last month with allegations against Prevent Senior

Tom Phillips and Flávia Milhorance in Rio de Janeiro

29, Sep, 2021 @6:45 PM

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Fears grow for photojournalist arrested by Taliban as executions resume
Taliban deny Morteza Samadi, 21, has been sentenced to death but family concerned for his safety after he was detained while covering women’s protests in Herat

Zahra Joya and Ruchi Kumar

29, Sep, 2021 @1:26 PM

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