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In #India firms reap bitter harvest in #Africa #Ethipopia

26 October 2012 , By Aman Sethi, The Hindu Have Emami and Karuturi bitten off more than they can chew in their land quest? Indian companies which invested in controversial deals involving hundreds of thousands of acres of land in… Continue Reading →

Human rights are the best weapon to combat hunger, report says

A report by civil society groups says it is impossible to tackle the causes of hunger if existing power relations remain untouched Mark Tran guardian.co.uk, Wednesday 26 September 2012 09.56 BST An Indian boy eats food distributed by a charity outside… Continue Reading →

Circumcision is good? #WTFnews

  NYT News Service Sep 2, 2012, The American Academy of Pediatrics has shifted its stance on infant male circumcision , announcing this week that new research, including studies in Africa suggesting that the procedure may protect heterosexual men against HIV,… Continue Reading →

Landmark Ruling in Nambia on HIV+ve Women Sterilized

  Johannesburg– In a landmark judgment, the High Court in Windhoek found today that the Namibian government had coercively sterilised three HIV-positive women in violation of their basic rights. “This decision is a significant victory for HIV positive women in… Continue Reading →

Sudan using protests ‘to silence dissenters’, same as India

Rights group report urges Sudan to end the violent crackdown on anti-government protesters and journalists. Last Modified: 27 Jun 2012 10:09   Omar al-Bashir, Sudan’s president, has said the protests against high prices is the work of “a few agitators”… Continue Reading →

Fake Drug Plague or Pharmaceutical Industry Attack on Generics?

by Pratap Chatterjee, CorpWatch Blog June 13th, 2012 Are Africa and South East Asia just suffering from a deluge of fake medicines that is causing disease resistance to rise? Or are they also suffering from a deluge of poorly informed media articles, encouraged… Continue Reading →

Maternal Deaths Halved in 20 Years, but Faster Progress Needed

UN News The report “Trends in maternal mortality: 1990 to 2010”, shows that from 1990 to 2010, the annual number of maternal deaths dropped from more than 543,000 to 287,000 – a decline of 47 per cent. While substantial progress… Continue Reading →

UN adopts historic ‘land grab’ guidelines

In recent years large-scale acquisitions of farmland in developing countries have caused concern 11 May 2012 Last updated at 15:23 GMT,  BBC NEWS The United Nations has adopted global guidelines for rich countries buying land in developing nations. The voluntary rules call… Continue Reading →

Egypt women’s NGO takes pro-FGM Parliamentarian to court

Manar Ammar | 4 May 2012 Egypt MP Azza el-Garf publicly supports FGM, and is being sued by a local women’s org. Egypt’s New Women Foundation said they are suing Islamist Parliament member Azza al-Garf over her pro-female genitals mutilation (FGM)… Continue Reading →

Female circumcision anger aired in India #FGM

By Rupam Jain Nair | AFP – Tue, Apr 24, 2012  AFP A Muslim woman from the Bohra community … Ashgar Ali Engineer, a Bohra Muslim … Eleven years ago, Farida Bano was circumcised by an aunt on a bunk bed in her family home at the end of her 10th… Continue Reading →

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