Natural resources and development

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Kenyan government halts baobab exports to Georgia after outcry
President orders Ministry of Environment and Forestry to launch investigation over contractor’s licence for removing trees

Caroline Kimeu in Nairobi

24, Nov, 2022 @7:45 AM

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Campaigners allege ‘biopiracy’ over export of Kenyan baobabs
Foreign contractors say they are saving the trees, which can live for thousands of years, but one farmer who sold his tree says he feels exploited

Caroline Kimeu in Kilifi

24, Oct, 2022 @6:30 AM

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Corruption blights the developing world but the US and Europe are accomplices | Kenneth Mohammed
State capture is growing on every continent but only because the west helps to launder and hide money stolen by kleptocrats

Kenneth Mohammed

15, Jun, 2022 @6:00 AM

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‘Relentless’ destruction of rainforest continuing despite Cop26 pledge
Tropics lost 11.1m hectares of tree cover in 2021, including forest critical to limiting global heating and biodiversity loss

Patrick Greenfield

28, Apr, 2022 @8:01 AM

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By 2050, a quarter of the world’s people will be African – this will shape our future | Edward Paice
Africa’s unprecedented population growth will impact geopolitics, global trade, migration and almost every aspect of life. It’s time for a reimagining of the continent

Edward Paice

20, Jan, 2022 @10:04 AM

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Barbados can be a beacon for the region – if it avoids some of its neighbours’ mistakes | Kenneth Mohammed
The Caribbean’s newest republic must avoid the corruption that has hampered Trinidad and Tobago and use its presidency to ensure good governance

Kenneth Mohammed

14, Dec, 2021 @10:20 AM

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Blowing the house down: life on the frontline of extreme weather in the Gambia
A storm took the roof off Binta Bah’s house before torrential rain destroyed her family’s belongings, as poverty combines with the climate crisis to wreak havoc on Africa’s smallest mainland country

Lizzy Davies in Jalambang

26, Nov, 2021 @7:01 AM

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The UK has been linked to Congo’s ‘conflict minerals’ – where are the criminal charges? | Vava Tampa
Swiss court ruling is not the first time plunder of DRC’s mineral wealth has been linked to the killing of Congolese people. Without accountability, it won’t be the last

Vava Tampa

21, Jul, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Trillions of dollars spent on Covid recovery in ways that harm environment
Only 10% of $17tn global bailout directed to cutting greenhouse gas emissions and restoring nature, report finds

Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent

15, Jul, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Land subsidence 'will affect almost fifth of global population'
Unesco warns of urban centres sinking because of unsustainable farming and groundwater extraction

Weronika Strzyżyńska

31, Dec, 2020 @7:00 PM

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At least 102 killed in massacre in western Ethiopia after Abiy visit
Witnesses report knife and gun attacks and children shot by armed men after PM warning over continuing ethnic conflicts

Staff and agencies in Addis Ababa

23, Dec, 2020 @8:21 PM

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'We are lost without you': White Island volcano victims remembered, one year on
The family of lawyer Gavin Dallow and Zoe Hosking gather to pay tribute as anniversary of Whakaari tragedy ends a painful year of mourning

Matilda Boseley

09, Dec, 2020 @2:36 AM

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