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Pope Francis's Radical Environmentalism

Exploiting the earth "is our sin," the pontiff says.<p>This past weekend, Pope Francis did something that was quietly revolutionary. In a talk at the Italian university of Molise, Francis characterized concerns about the environment as “one of the greatest challenges of our time”—a challenge that is …

Congo’s Forgotten Curse: Epidemic of Female-on-Female Rape

In a secure darkened room, Marie, a 36-year-old mother of six, whispers and struggles to make eye contact. A shoe trader, she regularly travels by …

Climate-change activists are playing a dangerous game with their 'enemy' narrative

In climate change the enemy is everyone. Campaigners would be better talking about co-operation and common ground<p>The argument between the British political parties over energy prices appears, on the face of it, to be another tedious, media-fuelled battle of words shaped by focus groups. Yet it is …

Swiss refiner Argor accused of laundering DRC gold

<b>A major Swiss gold refiner is being investigated on suspicion of money laundering linked to the processing of gold allegedly looted from DR Congo.</b><p>Swiss federal prosecutors confirmed criminal proceedings against Argor-Heraeus SA, over claims it knew gold it handled in 2004 and 2005 had been taken …

Corruption

In pictures: Country of kings, Nigeria's many monarchs

Photos from an exhibition by photographer George Osodi give a rare glimpse of Nigeria's many regional monarchs and show they have not lost any of their pomp and grandeur despite having no constitutional power.

Africa