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  • 24 Nov 2016

    Calculations by the Jubilee Debt Campaign have shown that the future borrowing costs of African governments rose across the board in the week, following Donald Trump winning the US Presidential election.

  • 23 Nov 2016

    An executive decree issued yesterday by the Turkish authorities has ordered the permanent closure of 375 non-governmental organisations under state of emergency powers.

  • 23 Nov 2016

    Ahead of the Autumn Statement today, Church leaders are calling for the chancellor to not allow higher than expected inflation to further erode the value of benefits.

  • 23 Nov 2016

    The Foreign Office and Commonwealth Office has confirmed that a Briton held on death row in Ethiopia is still alive, two weeks after hearing that his life may be in danger.

  • 22 Nov 2016

    The extent to which violence is embedded in society means that uprooting it is everyone’s job, senior UN officials said yesterday (21 , lamenting that violence against women and girls continue to be a low priority on the international development agenda and urging more action and more funding to end the pandemic of such violence now, once and for all.

  • 22 Nov 2016

    Multinationals with a record of tax dodging will find it harder to win multi-million pound contracts in future, as a growing number of councils ask more detailed questions about potential suppliers’ tax practices.

  • 21 Nov 2016

    The Controlling Migration Fund announced by the Home Secretary is far too small to make enough difference, according to a new TUC report published today.

  • 21 Nov 2016

    Punjab’s top law officer has told Pakistan’s Supreme Court that the state had made failings in the case of Imdad Ali, a schizophrenic man who faces hanging. Pakistan has signed international treaties banning the execution of mentally ill prisoners.

  • 19 Nov 2016

    Fears are growing for the physical and mental health of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, the British charity worker jailed in Iran after being sentenced  to five years in prison following an unfair trial on unspecified 'national security charges' earlier this year.

  • 18 Nov 2016

    More than a hundred organisations have seen their funding shrink, their reputations tarnished and their staff intimidated under Russia's draconian 'foreign agents' law, said Amnesty International in a new report today

  • 18 Nov 2016

    The UK government has rejected calls from the House of Commons committees on Business, Innovation & Skills and International Development to suspend arms exports to Saudi Arabia for use in Yemen.

  • 18 Nov 2016

    The UK government has rejected calls from the House of Commons committees on Business, Innovation & Skills and International Development to suspend arms exports to Saudi Arabia for use in Yemen.

  • 17 Nov 2016

    The Bolivian state oil company YPFB has denied reports that workers prospecting near the Peruvian border have had several encounters with a group of uncontacted Indians. The company had sub-contracted the exploration work to BGP Bolivia, a subsidiary of a Chinese oil corporation.

  • 17 Nov 2016

    Quakers in Britain, Friends World Committee for Consultation and Quaker United Nations Office are among the signatories to the COP22 Interfaith Climate Statement delivered to United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, at the UN climate change negotiations in Marrakesh.

  • 17 Nov 2016

    A lively, youthful and demanding faith group voice of faith was heard clearly in the streets of Marrakech last Sunday (13 November 2016), where a joint group from ACT Alliance, the Lutheran World Federation and the World Council of Churches marched among several thousand activists to demand environmental justice during the UN climate conference COP22.