Benin: Careless Handling of Medical Waste Could Cost Lives

[IPS] Cotonou – Fifteen-year-old Aicha is one of the many spice vendors hawking their wares in the Dantokpa market, in Benin’s economic capital, Cotonou. But a closer look at her tidy stall reveals a disturbing detail: the powdered spices are packaged in recycled medicine vials.

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Chad: Mothers Breaking Apart Anthills in Search of Food

[IPS] N’djamena – “Only God knows what will happen to me and my children – for two months there’s been nothing to eat. We’re living like beggars,” Henriette Sanglar, a mother of four in the Moursal quarter of the Chadian capital, N’Djamena, told IPS.

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Africa: Developing Countries ‘Need a Say in Geoengineering Debates’

[SciDev.Net] London – Decisions on whether and how to use massive technical solutions known as ‘geoengineering’ to mitigate or reverse climate change must involve developing countries, a session on geoengineering governance at the Planet Under Pressure conference agreed yesterday (28 March).

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