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Loss of biodiversity threatens the earth

As the world celebrates Earth Day on April 22, some experts say more effort needs to be made to stem the loss of biodiversity.

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Musician Michael Franti uses his artistry to Envision a better world

Michael Franti often sings about social issues and has been using his music and other artistic endeavours to advocate for the environment.

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Preparations under way for humanitarian operations in Syria

United Nations relief agencies and their partners are making preparations for humanitarian operations in Syria.

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Sanitation and water for all partnership aims to boost global access

For hundreds of millions of people around the world, safe water and proper sanitation remain a challenge according to the UN Children’s Agency (UNICEF).

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Violence remains a problem in Africa says Tanzanian scholar

Violence continues to be a serious problem in Africa, according to a Tanzanian scholar.

Dr. Lindah Mhando says the causes of violence include unemployment, the unequal distribution of resources and marginalization of women.

She has edited a book entitled “Birthing Masculinity”.

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Growing Chinese investment in Africa

Chinese investment in Sub-Saharan Africa has been on the rise in recent years.

In 2008, it peaked at more than $5 billion dollars. However, some controversy does surround the issue.

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Secretary-General requests more UN observers for Syria

The United Nations and the Syrian government have worked out a deal for the UN observers in the country who are tasked with monitoring elements of the six-point peace plan.

The agreement outlines the functions of the observers and the responsibilities of the Syrian government.

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Almost 2.5 billion people are excluded from formal banking

Three quarters of poor people around the world don’t have a bank account, according to a report issued by th

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Number of displaced people drops in Africa

The number of people who are internally displaced by conflict and violence in Africa has been declining since 2004, according to a new report.

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Actor & Goodwill Ambassador Don Cheadle works for the environment

Don Cheadle may be well known for his on screen work, but it’s his off screen efforts to let the world know about environmental issues that he is trumpeting ahead of the Rio+20 Sustainable Development conference.

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