Namibia: We Don’t Want Things Imposed On Us – Say People Affected by Genocide

[Namibian] THE communities affected by the 1904-1908 genocide want to negotiate reparations with Germany themselves as they do not want something imposed on them by the government, the Nama Traditional Leaders Association’s chairperson, Petrus Kooper, says.

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Libya: UN Mobilized to Support Thousands Uprooted By Tripoli Clashes, Renews Call for Humanitarian Truce

[UN News] Since fighting broke out on the edge of Libya’s capital, Tripoli, earlier this month, over 42,000 people have been displaced and thousands are believed trapped in the city’s southern outskirts. As UN humanitarian teams work around the clock to provide life-saving assistance, human rights chief Michelle Bachelet stressed on Tuesday the urgent need for an immediate ceasefire, and humanitarian corridor for civilians.

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South Africa: SARS Tightening Illicit Economy Leakages

[SAnews.gov.za] The South African Revenue Service (SARS) is embarking on strategic initiatives in an effort to curb revenue leakages emanating from illegal and unethical practices in the illicit economy, the revenue collector said.

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Mozambique: Aid Efforts Hampered by Rains After Cyclone Kenneth

[The New Humanitarian] Macomia/Mozambique -The needs of stricken communities are becoming evident in northern Mozambique and the Comoros islands in the wake of Cyclone Kenneth, with at least 45,000 homes destroyed and residents in remote rural areas urgently requiring food, water, shelter, and electricity.

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Liberia: Palm Oil Development Leaves Liberians Poorer, Says Winner of ‘Green Nobel’

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -Palm oil plantations in Liberia are billed as bringing jobs and development but actually leave locals poorer, said a Liberian lawyer who won the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize on Monday.

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