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July 11 2014

From Global development | The Guardian Fri Jul 11 2014, 07:21:54

Amnesty identifies former presidents François Bozizé and Michel Djotodia, and commanders of Christian militia and Muslim rebels

Amnesty International has identified government, militia and rebel leaders from Central African Republic (CAR) for their roles in atrocities that have forced close to 1 million people in the strife-stricken state to abandon their homes over the past year.

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From Global development | The Guardian Fri Jul 11 2014, 02:00:00

£3m pilot project delivered by the private sector hopes to boost attainment and the quality of education for 8,000 girls

In two classrooms in Ghana's Greater Accra region, solar-powered computers project animated videos broadcast live by satellite on to walls. Pupils at Mataheko primary school are taking part in a lesson in addition and subtraction based on the price of Spider-Man rucksacks and of dresses, and reciting songs about skiing for verb practice.

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July 10 2014

From Global development | The Guardian Thu Jul 10 2014, 12:46:17

EU council targets two unnamed individuals who it says are obstructing the peace process and responsible for atrocities

The EU has imposed travel bans and asset freezes on two South Sudanese military leaders it says have been violating ceasefire agreements put in place to stop fighting that has killed thousands.

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From Global development | The Guardian Thu Jul 10 2014, 11:00:00

The UN predicts that two-thirds of the world will live in cities by 2050, with 90% of growth taking place in the global south

Two-thirds of the world's population will live in cities by 2050, posing unique infrastructural challenges for African and Asian countries, where 90% of the growth is predicted to take place.

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July 9 2014

From Global development | The Guardian Wed Jul 9 2014, 11:05:45

South Sudan marks its third anniversary of independence on Wednesday engulfed by a worsening refugee crisis. More than a million people have been internally displaced and 400,000 have fled the country since a political rift spiralled into conflict in December. Humanitarian agencies say almost 4 million people are in urgent need of food, and there are fears that some parts of the country could descend into famine by August

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From Global development | The Guardian Wed Jul 9 2014, 07:53:56

Human rights groups say agreement to protect British investors empowers multinational firms and endangers land reform

British companies will be able to sue the Colombian government in the international courts for the first time under a controversial investment treaty that critics say will make it harder for the Latin American country to carry out land reform a key component of its ongoing peace process.

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July 8 2014

From Global development | The Guardian Tue Jul 8 2014, 21:00:05

Three years since seceding from Sudan, conflict, disease and now the prospect of famine ravage the worlds youngest country

Nyayiel Kuony Tet watches the shower of fat white sacks as they tumble from the tail of a Hercules, seesaw through the sky and hit the earth with the crack of exploding fireworks.

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From Global development | The Guardian Tue Jul 8 2014, 19:01:00

Programmes rated as green-amber overall, but report criticised for asking wrong questions and inadequate conclusions

Britain has played a key role in galvanising international attention towards the problem of undernutrition, but the government needs to target its policies on those most in need and better engage the private sector in its efforts, according to the UK aid watchdog.

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From Global development | The Guardian Tue Jul 8 2014, 07:03:32

MSF report: relief agencies 'feed the headquarters beast'; the UN urges final push on its millennium development goals

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From Global development | The Guardian Tue Jul 8 2014, 02:00:04

Gender-equality quota will give women more power, but may be more concerned with maintaining the status quo

A quiet gender revolution, the likes of which has not been seen in southern Africa and, perhaps, anywhere in the world is under way in Namibia.

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