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Governments and TNCs: Shared Responsibility for Human Rights and the Environment

The role of Transnational Corporations (TNCs) in Africa continues to be of vital importance for the economic development of the continent in terms of generating wealth, developing technologies, and creating jobs for new generations. But TNCs have a contradictory role because, on the one hand, TNCs carry out an economic transformation through different spheres of …

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Four things you need to know about forests and health

Forests are good for our physical and mental wellbeing. Spending time around trees helps boost our immune system, lowers blood pressure and promotes relaxation. From cleaner air to providing natural cooling and the freshwater we drink; forests support our health in ways that may not be visible. 1-. Forests provide us medicines Many of the …

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UN Report: next 18 months crucial for achieving global goals

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a major disruption to people’s lives and livelihoods around the world in 2020, pushing back into poverty an additional 119-124 million people, says a new United Nations report. An equivalent of 255 million full-time jobs were lost, and the number of people suffering from hunger, which was already climbing before …

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Cardinal Laurent Monsengwo Pasinya: Death of the Moses of the Congo

Like Moses, Cardinal Monsengwo, who died in France 11th July aged 81, fought for most of his life to lead his flock to the promised land of democracy, although he never saw it himself. Most of those who knew him consider Mgr. Laurent Monsengwo Pasinya to have been one of Congo’s greatest figures and even …

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