Rohingya refugees at risk of monsoon misery | THE TELEGRAPH

AID agencies have warned that Rohingya Muslims living in Bangladesh's squalid refugee camps are facing yet more destruction and death due to an impending monsoon.   Since August last year, 700,000 Rohingya have fled from Rakhine state in Myanmar, where, as a Muslim minority, they were persecuted by the Myanmar army and police. They have … Continue reading Rohingya refugees at risk of monsoon misery | THE TELEGRAPH

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A pasteurisation machine for breast milk | THE ECONOMIST

It will help Bangladeshi mothers who work in factories FOR the feeding of babies, everyone agrees that “breast is best”. It is not, however, always convenient. Textile workers in Bangladesh, who are mostly women, are entitled to four months’ maternity leave. Once this is over, they often end up parking their children with relatives when … Continue reading A pasteurisation machine for breast milk | THE ECONOMIST

Use it or lose it: EU plans to move closer to the Swedish model for parental leave | THE ECONOMIST

Even as Sweden has second thoughts about aspects of its ultra-generous system WHEN Johan Braven had his first child he took nine months of leave. For the second he took ten months, the same amount as his wife. “I was afraid of not having the bond if I didn’t spend time at home with the … Continue reading Use it or lose it: EU plans to move closer to the Swedish model for parental leave | THE ECONOMIST

‘I can pedal faster than a man can run’ – how bikes are changing the dynamic on Africa’s roads | THE GUARDIAN

Campaigns to get people cycling are focusing on girls and women, making it easier for them to get to school, helping with business and reducing sex attacks A teenage girl cycles down a dusty road in rural Ghana, a younger sibling balanced precariously on the back of her saddle. A dozen other cyclists are pedalling up … Continue reading ‘I can pedal faster than a man can run’ – how bikes are changing the dynamic on Africa’s roads | THE GUARDIAN

50 years on: Guadeloupeans remember French brutality | AL JAZEERA

Guadeloupeans who survived the deadly crackdown of May 1967 describe the legacy of distrust of the French state. Pointe-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe - "Without warning, they shot me. I fell to the ground and played dead." It was May 26, 1967. Solange Coudrieux, a Guadeloupean teacher, was on his way home when he got caught up in a … Continue reading 50 years on: Guadeloupeans remember French brutality | AL JAZEERA

Failure to launch | THE ECONOMIST

French Guiana, in South America, seeks more autonomy from France Protests in the second-poorest of France’s overseas departments enter their fifth week OF ALL the voters fuming about neglect by out-of-touch politicians in distant Paris, the people of French Guiana have perhaps the strongest case. It is the second-poorest of France’s five overseas departments (DOMs). … Continue reading Failure to launch | THE ECONOMIST