Global development

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Rising humidity could be linked to increase in suicides, report finds
Increasingly intense and frequent spells of humidity linked to global heating may exacerbate mental health conditions, with women and young people worst affected

Kaamil Ahmed

15, Nov, 2021 @11:54 AM

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Stop talking, start acting, says Africa’s first extreme heat official
Rising temperatures are already killing people in Sierra Leone’s Freetown, says Eugenia Kargbo, who is planning how best to protect the hundreds of thousands living in informal settlements

Saeed Kamali Dehghan

15, Nov, 2021 @8:01 AM

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Palm oil land grabs ‘trashing’ environment and displacing people
Growing rush for land is destroying ecosystems and disrupting lives to satisfy global demand for goods, study warns

Kaamil Ahmed

15, Nov, 2021 @7:30 AM

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Floods, sewage and crocodiles: the crisis of the Gambia’s sinking city
Those living in Banjul’s slums face the effects of a climate crisis they did little to cause – and will need more help than the Cop26 deal promises

Lizzy Davies in Banjul

15, Nov, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Tourist visas and flights from Syria – the route to Europe via Belarus
Travel agents in Middle East and migrants who have reached Poland describe how thousands are making the journey

Lorenzo Tondo in Białystok and Martin Chulov in Beirut

12, Nov, 2021 @2:36 PM

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How risk of kidnap became the cost of an education in Nigeria
Abductions are rife in the north of the country, where armed gangs target schools and colleges with apparent impunity

Emmanuel Akinwotu, west Africa correspondent, and Alex Uangbaoje in Kaduna

12, Nov, 2021 @8:30 AM

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Community-led upgrade to a Nairobi slum could be a model for Africa
Mukuru, one of Kenya’s largest informal settlements, has cleaned up its act with improved water, roads and sanitation

Peter Muiruri

12, Nov, 2021 @7:00 AM

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‘It’s our lifeline’: the Taliban are back but Afghans say opium is here to stay
Despite talk of a Taliban ban, in Helmand’s poppy fields farmers and traders say they are not the only ones who depend on the drug to survive

Shah Meer Baloch in Musa Qala

11, Nov, 2021 @6:31 AM

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Joy, toys and bumper cars as Manila’s children reclaim the city
Malls, restaurants and arcades in the Philippines capital are packed with children as Covid curbs ease

Girlie Linao in Manila

11, Nov, 2021 @5:47 AM

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Poland-Belarus crisis volunteers: ‘Border police can be very aggressive’
Grupa Granica strives to bring supplies to stranded migrants and help them deal with border officers

Lorenzo Tondo in Sokolka

10, Nov, 2021 @7:20 PM

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A woman murdered every month: is this Greece’s moment of reckoning on femicide?
Lax punishments, police inaction and inadequate laws serve to embolden abusers, say campaigners – and stark figures bear them out

Ruth Michaelson and Maria Sidiropoulou in Athens

10, Nov, 2021 @12:00 PM

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World’s ‘calamitous’ water crisis being ignored in climate talks – WaterAid
Cop26 summit focusing on slowing down global heating at expense of current impact on water-stressed regions, says head of WaterAid

Sarah Johnson

10, Nov, 2021 @6:30 AM

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