Africa

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UK must reverse aid cuts ‘as soon as possible’ to help educate girls – Julia Gillard
Former Australian PM wants Boris Johnson to make ‘ambitious pledge’ to support girls at Kenyan summit

Liz Ford

15, May, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Third of global food production at risk from climate crisis
Food-growing areas will see drastic changes to rainfall and temperatures if global heating continues at current rate

Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent

14, May, 2021 @4:28 PM

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Rights group fear for migrant activist ‘disappeared’ in Qatar
Malcolm Bidali, a Kenyan who blogged about migrant workers’ plight, detained by Qatari security services

Pete Pattisson

14, May, 2021 @12:54 PM

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‘Bodies are being eaten by hyenas; girls of eight raped’: inside the Tigray conflict
A nun working in war-torn Tigray has shared her harrowing testimony of the atrocities taking place

Tracy McVeigh

14, May, 2021 @9:06 AM

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Rape is being used as weapon of war in Ethiopia, say witnesses
Ethiopian nun speaks of widespread horror she and colleagues are seeing on a daily basis inside the heavily isolated region of Tigray

Tracy McVeigh

14, May, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Contractors accused of rescuing white workers first after Mozambique attack
Amnesty International says private military firm in Cabo Delgado abandoned others to their fate

Jason Burke Africa correspondent

13, May, 2021 @6:13 PM

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Campaigners lose court case to stop Ugandan forest clearance
Court ruling gives go-ahead for sugar plantation in Bugoma forest, home to endangered chimpanzees

Samuel Okiror in Kampala

13, May, 2021 @3:10 PM

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Idriss Déby obituary
President of Chad for 30 years who squandered his country’s wealth and repressed its people

Vava Tampa

13, May, 2021 @2:39 PM

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Violence against women ‘a pandemic’, warns UN envoy
A decade after Istanbul convention was drawn up to end gender-based violence, activists report decline in women’s rights and safety

Sarah Johnson and Ruth Michaelson

13, May, 2021 @12:14 PM

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Two transgender women jailed in Cameroon over homosexuality law
Social media celebrity Shakiro and friend given five-year sentences as rights groups fear crackdown on LGBT+ community

Emmanuel Akinwotu West Africa correspondent

13, May, 2021 @10:47 AM

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Price of gold: DRC’s rich soil bears few riches for its miners – photo essay
As the value of gold reached new heights last year, those mining it continued to face crippling deprivation and dangerous conditions

Moses Sawasawa

12, May, 2021 @6:05 AM

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Tea-growing areas to be badly hit if global heating intensifies
In Kenya, the area of optimal tea-growing conditions will be reduced by more than a quarter by 2050

Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent

10, May, 2021 @5:00 AM

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