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Environment
Keeping our planet cooler just got a little easier
The World October 18, 2016
Negotiators have agreed to a global phase-out of chemicals that run some air conditioners and refrigerators, but are also big contributors to global warming. That has countries and researchers scrambling to come up with clean and affordable alternatives.
Agence France-Presse
Heavy fighting erupts in South Sudan capital
GlobalPost July 10, 2016
Former rebels and government soldiers exchanged fire on Sunday, two days after gun battles left at least 150 fighters dead.
Technology
Uber is expanding in Africa — and so are anti-Uber protests
GlobalPost March 25, 2016
In Nairobi this week, an Uber driver's car was torched. Again.
Agence France-Presse
How ‘rescuing’ Swaziland’s elephants triggered controversy about US zoos
GlobalPost March 23, 2016
The zoos called it a rescue mission. Many conservationists disagree.
Conflict
The Hague finally convicts someone for using rape as a weapon of war
GlobalPost March 21, 2016
What took so long?
Conflict
Mozambique fears a return to war
GlobalPost March 15, 2016
The country had defied its traumatic past, but an escalating political crisis is threatening its future.
Economics
American fast-food chains are invading Africa
GlobalPost March 12, 2016
Five years ago, Ivory Coast was in a civil war. Now residents of its economic capital can get a Whopper Jr. with fries (hold the pickle).
Agence France-Presse
Thieves are robbing the graves of Sierra Leone's Ebola victims
GlobalPost March 11, 2016
There's deep outrage over the thefts in a nation still healing from devastation caused by the deadly virus.
Agence France-Presse
How a mild stimulant generates hundreds of millions of dollars a year
GlobalPost March 05, 2016
'To really understand khat you have to chew it.'
Justice
Albinos are still regularly hunted and killed for their body parts
GlobalPost March 03, 2016
There's a lucrative trade in albino body parts, which are sold for use in witchcraft in Malawi, Tanzania and Mozambique.
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