News headlines in June 2012, page 2

  1. Food Crisis Empties Niger Schools

    Wednesday, June 20, 2012

    Since December 2011, the food crisis in Niger has displaced large numbers of people from areas of scarcity to parts of the country that enjoyed better harvests. The social impacts for these internal migrants are serious, not least in terms of disruption of education.

  2. The Resurgence of Polio in Nigeria

    Tuesday, June 19, 2012

    Twelve-year-old Sunday Oderinde sits by the side of the road with both legs folded under him and watches his friends play a game of soccer on the streets of Iwaya, a suburb in Lagos, Nigeria. It is a game that he would love to join in but cannot.

  3. Environment in Trouble in Most Biodiverse African Country

    Tuesday, June 19, 2012

    Ranked fifth in the world in terms of animal and plant diversity, the Democratic Republic of Congo is considered to be a treasure chest of biodiversity and a vital regulator of global warming.

  4. Resolution on Arms Trade ‘Bold but Not Bulletproof'

    Saturday, June 16, 2012

    The European Parliament sent a bold message to the world last week with its comprehensive and ambitious resolution to put an end to the illicit global arms trade. But analysts regret the new resolution ignores several key factors, such as the impact of the arms trade on the socio-economic development of recipient countries, and the involvement of civil society in future negotiations.

  5. Liberia Looking for a Sustainable Economic Future at Rio+20

    Friday, June 15, 2012

    Deep in the forest in Gbarpolu County, northwest Liberia, a group of men working a surface gold mine are asked what will happen to the land when they are finished with it.

  6. Ethnic Cleansing of Muslim Minority in Myanmar?

    Friday, June 15, 2012

    Reports of sectarian violence in western Myanmar have exposed the plight of 800,000 Muslim Rohingya, a persecuted minority that a regional human rights body described in 2006 as facing a 'slow-burning genocide.'

  7. Blood Flows in Solidarity in Argentina

    Thursday, June 14, 2012

    Voluntary blood donations have risen markedly in the year ending Thursday Jun. 14 in Argentina, which hosted the World Blood Donor Day event for 2011. South Korea takes over for the coming year.

  8. Science Mitigates Climate Uncertainties in Mexico City

    Thursday, June 14, 2012

    Rising temperatures, water scarcity, loss of biodiversity, widespread respiratory ailments and urban heat islands are some of the climate impacts faced by the Mexican capital, one of the world’s biggest cities.

  9. Mine Tailings Pollute a Chilean Town's Water

    Thursday, June 14, 2012

    People in the small town of Caimanes in northern Chile will suffer severe health problems if water pollution produced by a tailings dam built by the Los Pelambres mining company is not cleaned up, experts warn.

  10. Students Flock to Online Black Market

    Thursday, June 14, 2012

    Former university graduates, current students and professors are embroiled in an unusual scandal this exam season, as news reports filtering in from around the Balkans reveal a major online trade in stolen final papers.