Looming disaster in the Sahel

In Africa’s drought-struck Sahel, a vast region stretching across the continent south of the Sahara, 18 million people are on the brink of disaster, including 1 million children at risk of starvation. The UN says $1.5 billion in aid is needed immediately in order to avoid a humanitarian catastrophe in the Sahel which may cost …

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Save the crane

What is it with some local councils and the arts…? In 2010 Hackney Council decided they should obliterate Belgian street artist Roa’s painting of a rabbit, until a petition made them reconsider. Last week Croydon Council created a list of 10 of the borough’s greatest residents – but forgot to include David Lean on it. …

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