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19 November 2021

Stories from 19 November 2021

A ‘new deal’ for Africa: Is this the best chance for a generation?

The pressure is now “on Europe, on the developed countries, and on governments, to seize this opportunity to deliver a generational change in Africa.”

More leeway to the ship recycling industry from the environmental authorities in Bangladesh triggers criticism

Activists in Bangladesh are criticising the recent decision of the environmental authorities who downgraded the status of the ship recycling industry from red to orange.

An impossible task: Serbia on the European path, hand in hand with Russia and China

Serbia keeps touting the country’s progress in aligning itself with EU foreign policy, but real gains won’t happen with Kosovo on the agenda. 

When athletes get political: Support for the Uyghurs ahead of the Beijing Winter Olympics

NBA player Enes Kanter called for fellow Muslim athletes to join him in condemning the atrocities that the Uyghurs have been suffering at the hand of the Chinese government.

‘Strollout’: Australia’s word of 2021 alludes to the slow vaccine rollout and delayed climate action

Cartoonist Veteran Peter Broelman joked, "‘The government is a bunch of heartless climate-denying rorting crooks who only look after themselves’ was too long to fit on a page."

Indonesian official tries to silence Greenpeace activists, changes course amid criticism

The report has since been withdrawn to avoid "politicization" and insinuations that the government does not welcome criticism. 

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