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Recently, a study was conducted about rape in the Democratic republic of Congo (DRC). It has been widely documented about the rapes occurring in DRC, especially in conflict areas with nearly one woman a minute subjected to some form of sexual abuse. However, the study conducted suggests that sexual abuse goes farther than just conflict […]
Wind turbine giant Vestas is planning to build a new factory in the UK, creating 2,000 jobs, the company said. The Danish-owned firm is applying for planning permission for a new plant at Sheerness in Kent to build turbines for the offshore wind industry. Greenpeace called on the Government to ensure support for offshore wind, […]
Endemic poverty in parts of Afghanistan is forcing many poor families to sell their children in order to survive, RFE/Human rights officials say dire economic conditions have forced many families in the northern Jawzjan Province — one of the most undeveloped regions in Afghanistan — to sell their kids. RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan reports. The […]
Genetically modified crops seemed like a valid solution by many to “end world hunger”, by providing populations with fruits and vegetables that has been genetically modified to grow faster and bigger all year round. However recent tests carried out by French scientists and researchers whose work was later reviewed and published by Environmental Sciences Europe; […]