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Number of suspected cholera cases reaches 100 000 in Yemen

9 June 2017

Joint news release UNICEF/WHO 8 JUNE 2017 | SANA’A – The number of suspected cholera cases in Yemen continues to rise, reaching 101 820 with 791 deaths as of 7 June 2017. Worst affected are the country’s most vulnerable: children under the age of 15 years account for 46% of cases, and [read more]

“The World in Crisis” by Andrew Palmer, a Synopsis

10 April 2017

Paradigm Shifts and an Inflection Point   – This is a Synopsis of “The World in Crisis”, which will be published later this year (2017) The World in Crisis is an account of the fundamental and systemic problems that we face today, and the way in which these stresses will interact [read more]

The Projected Growth in Africa’s Population

24 March 2017

In much of the world populations are already stabilizing or contracting, but in Africa a population explosion is taking place, which, based on the UN’s medium fertility model, could see the population of Africa increase from 800 million in 2000 to 4.38 billion in 2100; an additional 3.576 billion [read more]

Get climate money to those who need it

20 March 2017

Clare Shakya International climate finance is often accounted for in terms of megawatts of renewable energy or tonnes of carbon emission saved; everyone needs to ensure that those facing direct climate change impacts get much more of the money Thanks to recent political changes in some developed [read more]

Trump: Just what the climate doctor ordered?

6 March 2017

Dipak Gyawali Having Donald Trump in the White House may actually spur aid agencies from developed countries to work in greater cooperation with the Global South, argues Dipak Gyawali In a perverse sense, the Trump administration might be just the bitter medicine that’s needed to make global [read more]

Review of The Margin of Victory, by Douglas Macgregor

22 December 2016

Margin of Victory, Five Battles that Changed the Face of Modern War – by Douglas McGregor, Naval Institute Press, Annapolis Maryland 2016 This is an important book for two reasons, firstly, it gives a series of fascinating insights into some key campaigns and battles of the 20th century. [read more]

Criminality and Corporations

21 October 2016

Some corporations have policies which actively encourage law-breaking, Enron was one example. Rowan Bosworth-Davies’s report on the 33rd Cambridge International Symposium on Economic Crime held at Jesus College, Cambridge in September 2015 “The Limits of the Law, The role of compliance in the [read more]

Middle Class Migrants

19 October 2016

The illicit world interweaves within the legitimate world, where the boundaries meet is uncertain, there are no clear-cut boundaries, no absolute certainties, the world we live in is far more fluid and ambiguous than we imagine. To give an example, on the 2nd January 2015 360 people disembarked in [read more]
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