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Fires and Floods Hurl Climate Change To Fore Of U.S. Election

Fires and Floods Hurl Climate Change To Fore Of U.S. Election

Previously overshadowed by the coronavirus pandemic and the country’s racial reckoning, climate change has hurled to the front of the U.S. presidential race, as historic wildfires raged in the West and powerful storms battered the South. This week, Democratic contender Joe Biden tackled the issue of extreme weather from his home base in Delaware, calling […]

Ghana Risks the Anger of 800,000 Cocoa Farmers

Ghana Risks the Anger of 800,000 Cocoa Farmers

The government of President Nana Akufo-Addo in Ghana will struggle to sidestep one of its most difficult decisions since coming to power a year ago: telling a crucial constituency to accept a pay cut. The New Patriotic Party-led government has little choice but to end subsidies for its 800,000 farmers that will likely cost almost […]

UN Proposes Pay Cut to Curb Peacekeeper Sex Abuse

UN Proposes Pay Cut to Curb Peacekeeper Sex Abuse

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday proposed cutting payments to countries that fail to investigate sex abuse accusations against their troops deployed in peacekeeping missions, among a series of new steps aimed at stamping out the misconduct. The United Nations has been badly shaken by the wave of allegations of sex abuse by troops it […]