Education, pauvreté, santé / Education - Poverty - Health
Investigation launched into killings and evictions on World Bank tourism project
Tanzania government blamed for violence against villagers in national park, while thousands more people face losing their homesThe World Bank is investigating allegations of killings, rape and forced evictions made by villagers living near the site of a proposed tourism project it is funding in Tanzania.The bank has been accused of "enabling" alleged violence by the Tanzanian government to make way for a $150m (£123m) project ministers say will protect the environment and attract more tourists to Ruaha national park. Continue reading...
Brazil's first-ever minister for Indigenous peoples: 'It is time for the world to look at our way of life'
Sônia Guajajara rose from poverty to become one of Brazil's most formidable politicians. She talks about battling farmers, miners and land grabbers and why technology is not the answer to the climate crisisJust days after a groundbreaking supreme court victory, Sônia Guajajara, Brazil's first minister for Indigenous peoples, has a new target in her sights.She is preparing to oppose efforts in the Brazilian parliament, backed by the agricultural business lobby, to reinstate the controversial "time limit" ("marco temporal"). This legal doctrine established restrictions for Indigenous land claims, and so favoured farmers, miners and land grabbers. The decision to abolish the time limit bolstered the Indigenous campaign for land rights in Brazil and Latin America. Continue reading...
When the drugs don't work: can we do anything about antimicrobial resistance?
One little girl's tragic death in an Abuja hospital this summer illustrates a global problem, but one that is worst in Africa where it could kill 4 million people by 2050Four months ago, Dr Nubwa Medugu took a call from a colleague in the hospital she works at in Abuja, Nigeria, asking her to come and see a six-year-old girl who had undergone cardiac surgery. Abeni (not her real name) had been prescribed antibiotics, but they weren't working.Medugu, who specialises in clinical biology and infectious diseases, found Abeni in a bad state; she had a fever, her heart rate was high, and her breathing was fast and shallow. Continue reading...
Global survey finds diabetes goes undiagnosed in 40% of cases
New research concludes that disparities in treatment show the need to improve access to care, particularly in developing countriesAbout 40% of people living with diabetes globally go undiagnosed, according to new research.Most people who are not diagnosed live in Africa (60%), followed by south-east Asia (57%) and the western Pacific region (56%), says the 2023 diabetes global industry overview, the largest survey of its type to date. Continue reading...
Kidnapped and forced to marry their rapist: ending 'courtship rape' in Uganda
In Karamoja, one of the country's poorest regions, schoolgirls face forced sex and abduction as an accepted route to marriageThe walk to school can be dangerous in Karamoja. In this region of north-east Uganda, one of the poorest in the east African country, marriages can begin with a man abducting a woman, raping her and keeping her captive at his house until it is unacceptable for her to return to the life she had. Girls on their way to school are a target."Most children drop out of school when their mothers cannot always escort them. Other mothers, out of fear, stop sending their girls to school," says Christine Akello, from the Uganda Association of Women Lawyers in Karamoja. Continue reading...
L'Algérie met fin brusquement à l'enseignement des programmes scolaires français dans les écoles privées
Fin août, peu avant la rentrée, les autorités algériennes ont demandé aux responsables des établissements de ne plus enseigner de matière en français sous peine de sanction.
Libye : à Derna, « les gens sont dans une phase de stress post-traumatique aiguë »
Dans un pays où la santé mentale est un tabou et un angle mort du système médical, un petit nombre de psychologues se mobilise depuis la catastrophe.
Bilan des inondations en Libye : « 4 000 morts ? Mais de qui se moquent-ils ? »
Le chiffre officiel des victimes du cyclone Daniel est de 3 875 personnes tuées. Mais le contrôle de l'information et l'interdiction d'accès à plusieurs lieux alimentent les doutes et la colère de la population.
Au Soudan, des « centaines de morts » de la dengue
Après l'apparition de cas de rougeole, de paludisme et choléra, des médecins sonnent l'alarme sur la propagation de la maladie qui provoque fièvres et hémorragies fatales.
Unilever to make payments to Kenyan tea pickers over 2007 plantation attacks
UK law firm Leigh Day says money given to 77 workers for murders and rapes 'sidesteps' multinational's responsibility over attackUnilever is to make payments to 77 tea pickers who worked on one of its plantations in Kenya that was targeted during post-election violence in 2007.The UK law firm Leigh Day, representing the workers, said the London-based consumer goods multinational had agreed to make voluntary, or ex-gratia, payments to former workers at its subsidiary Unilever Tea Kenya, who were attacked by armed assailants at its plantation in Kericho. Continue reading...