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Thursday, August 7, 2014

[RED DEMOCRATICA] Africans see opportunity to finally tackle climate change

 

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August 7, 2014
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Africans see opportunity to finally tackle climate change
Sentiment has changed worldwide since the Kyoto Protocol, which could help participants reach agreement on a climate-change pact, say African climate negotiators attending the U.S.-African summit. They also see opportunity for compromise on whether developed or developing countries are chiefly responsible for cutting emissions. "We in Africa are hoping to find language that can address the same concerns but is appealing to each party," says Tanzania negotiator Richard Muyungi. Reuters (8/6)
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Security Council to visit South Sudan; UN evacuates staff
The killing of six humanitarian workers by militias has prompted the United Nations to evacuate its staff and aid workers from Upper Nile state in South Sudan. The UN Security Council will visit South Sudan next week to "bring international attention to the dire humanitarian situation as well as the plight of the South Sudanese people," said Ban Ki-moon, UN secretary-general. Yahoo/Agence France-Presse (8/6), Voice of America (8/6), The Guardian (London) (8/6)
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Ban stresses need for "durable cease-fire" in Gaza
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on Israel and Palestinian militants to "go back to the negotiating table" and refrain from violence. "We must spare no effort to turn the current calm into a durable cease-fire that addresses the underlying issues of the conflict," he said. ABC News/The Associated Press (8/6), The Guardian (London) (8/7)
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Resolving gender inequities is crucial for development
The Millennium Development Goals are a success story in many ways, including how they have helped reduce poverty and improve access to clean water, writes Diana Ohlbaum. Resolving gender inequality, however, requires more effort, she writes. "Until these underlying inequities are addressed, effective development will continue to prove elusive," she argues. Devex.com (free registration) (8/7)
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Thousands reportedly flee as militants overrun Iraq towns
Islamic State fighters captured four northern Iraq towns, including the Christian town of Qaraqosh, after Kurdish forces withdrew. Thousands of residents fled as a result, according to reports. Voice of America (8/7), Quartz (8/6), The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (8/7)
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CAR interim president aims to form more inclusive government
The Central African Republic's interim government stepped down this week, as established under an earlier agreement. Interim President Catherine Samba-Panza says she will be forming a more inclusive government. Meanwhile, sectarian clashes continue. Deutsche Welle (Germany) (8/6), Reuters (8/5), Yahoo/Agence France-Presse (8/6)
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