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Drought-hit Zimbabwe to transfer thousands of animals

Drought-hit Zimbabwe to transfer thousands of animals

Zimbabwe’s wildlife agency said Monday it would move hundreds of elephants and other animals in a dramatic bid to save them from a lethal drought. ... Lire l'article

Sea levels could rise even faster, higher than feared: study

Sea levels could rise even faster, higher than feared: study

Global warming could drive a much more dramatic increase in sea levels than current projections suggest, scientists say, citing a rise of 10 metres (33 ... Lire l'article

Congolese warlord given 30-year sentence for crimes against humanity

Congolese warlord given 30-year sentence for crimes against humanity

The International Criminal Court sentenced Congolese rebel chief Bosco “Terminator” Ntaganda to 30 years in jail for war crimes and crimes against humanity on Thursday, ... Lire l'article

Head of UN Palestinian agency resigns amid ethics probe

Head of UN Palestinian agency resigns amid ethics probe

The head of the UN agency for Palestinian refugees has resigned amid an internal probe into alleged mismanagement and ethical abuses at the organization, the ... Lire l'article

Paris climate pledges “too little, too late”: report

Paris climate pledges “too little, too late”: report

Three-quarters of national commitments under the Paris climate accord to curb greenhouse gases will not even slow the accelerating pace of global warming, top climate ... Lire l'article

At least 42 killed in Haiti protest violence: UN

At least 42 killed in Haiti protest violence: UN

At least 42 people have been killed and dozens injured during anti-government protests in Haiti since mid-September, the UN’s human rights body said Friday, adding ... Lire l'article

Greta Thunberg seeks lift back across Atlantic to climate meet

Greta Thunberg seeks lift back across Atlantic to climate meet

Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg had made it half-way from Sweden to Chile by boat, train and electric car when next month’s UN climate summit ... Lire l'article

African Development Bank announces record capital increase to $208bn

African Development Bank announces record capital increase to $208bn

The African Development Bank on Thursday announced the largest capital increase in its history, with an almost 125 per cent jump from $93 billion to ... Lire l'article

East Africa reels from deadly floods in extreme weather

East Africa reels from deadly floods in extreme weather

A powerful climate phenomenon in the Indian Ocean stronger than any seen in years is unleashing destructive rains and flooding across East Africa - and ... Lire l'article

Boko Haram displaced suffer after Nigeria closes aid groups

Boko Haram displaced suffer after Nigeria closes aid groups

After Nigerian authorities closed down the offices of ACF and Mercy Corps in northeast Nigeria a month ago, nearly 400,000 people are left “without food ... Lire l'article

Nigeria to lift ban on aid groups in northeast soon: UN

Nigeria to lift ban on aid groups in northeast soon: UN

United Nations humanitarian chief Mark Lowcock said Friday that Nigeria has promised to lift a ban on two international aid groups working in the restive ... Lire l'article

Climate change amplifies conflicts, hinders peacebuilding: Somalia report

Climate change amplifies conflicts, hinders peacebuilding: Somalia report

Climate change poses serious challenges to current and future peacebuilding efforts and can amplify conflicts, according to a report on years of devastating violence and ... Lire l'article

Big firm products top worst plastic litter list : report

Big firm products top worst plastic litter list : report

Tens of thousands of pieces of plastic littering the planet come from just a handful of multinational corporations, an environmental pressure group said Wednesday. (Picture ... Lire l'article

Trump sends US$4.5 million in aid to Syria’s White Helmets

Trump sends US$4.5 million in aid to Syria’s White Helmets

President Donald Trump has authorised US$4.5 million in aid for Syria’s White Helmets group, famed for rescuing wounded civilians from the frontlines in the civil ... Lire l'article

Ivory Coast tourism attracts $5bn from Arab investors

Ivory Coast announced Tuesday that Arab investors had pledged $5 billion to support its programme to attract foreign tourists to the West African nation. The ... Lire l'article

Niger floods force 23,000 from their homes

Floods in southeast Niger have forced 23,000 people to flee their homes since early October, officials said Saturday, threatening a new humanitarian crisis in a ... Lire l'article