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News Zimbabwe

Women on the Front Lines of Halting Deforestation

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By; Sally Nyakanyanga0 / The Dawn News / January 2018 Judith Ncube, the chairperson of the Vusanani Cooperative in Plumtree, Zimbabwe. Credit: Sally Nyakanyanga PLUMTREE, Zimbabwe, Jan 29 2018 (IPS) – In Zimbabwe, the bulk of rural communities and urban poor still get their energy supplies from the forests, leading to deforestation […]

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Guatemalan Journalist Detained for Defending his Territory
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Guatemalan Journalist Detained for Defending his Territory

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Source: Colombia Informa / The Dawn News / November 24, 2017 On November 11, the Guatemalan state detained Jerson Xitumul Morales, a journalist and correspondent of Community Press, a digital alternative medium of Guatemala. The CGN-PRONICO Nickel Processing Company of Izabal, S.A. had pressed charges against him. These accusations are […]

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Land is a scarce resource in India - home to 1.3 billion people [Photo courtesy: Protest organisers]
India News

Rajasthan farmers sit neck-deep to protest land deal

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Hundreds of farmers near Jaipur city partially bury themselves in pits to protest against ‘forceful’ land acquisition. By: Saif Khalid / Source: Al Jazeera / The Dawn News / October 5, 2017 Hundreds of farmers in the state of Rajasthan, India, have been protesting against the government’s plan to acquire their […]

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Ghana News

Ghana’s presidency and parliament to run on solar energy

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By: Abdur Rahman Alfa Shaban / Source: Africa News / The Dawn News / October 5, 2017 Ghana’s presidency, Flagstaff House and its lawmaking chamber will soon be depending on solar energy as a source of power. Local media portal, Starrfm quotes the Energy Minister, Boakye Agyarko, as confirming the […]

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