From roaring streets of Nicaragua to the controversy over a gold mine project in French Guiana and the waste collectors in India, a review of April 2018 development news.

Anger in Nicaragua [FOCUS]
Nicaragua ©France 24
Anger in Nicaragua

For a month now, life in Managua is paced by marches asking President Ortega’s resign. They are more each day in the streets. France 24 met with students who fight at their own risks: repression already killed 60 protesters.

Young Nicaraguans lead protests against President Ortega  ” , France 24, 21 May 2018

Failing Burundi [VIDÉO]
I Leave Burundi ©FIDH
Failing Burundi

Since 2015, Burundians have been fleeing their country because they are afraid to die. Pierre Nkurunziza’s regime kills and is dragging the country into chaos despite all international conventions.

Burundi: repressive constitutional reform to give the president full powers  ” , Worldwide Movement For Human Rights, 15 May 2018

An African Silicon Valley? [TRIBUNE]
© Issouf Sanogo - AFP
An African Silicon Valley?

Vivatech gives Rémy Rioux the opportunity to point out that Africa is making a technological leapfrog which is revolutionizing usages, particularly the ones of companies.

What if Africa can invent an inclusive and sustainable economy thanks to digital technologies?  ” , Le Monde Afrique, 23 May 2018

Golden illusion? [DECODING]
© Photograph: Chloe Farand
Golden illusion?

While public debate has just been initiated on the project of an open-pit gold mine in French Guiana, voices are being raised alerting on the environmental risks. Explanations on the field with opponents to the mine.

Paris to decide fate of ‘mega’ gold mine in forests of French Guiana  ” , The Guardian, 27 April 2018

Africa from the Élysée [DOCUMENTARY]
© REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer
Africa from the Élysée

One year after President Macron’s election, researchers, policy specialists and President’s advisors take a look back on France’s new African orientations. A decoding of the vision of Africa of President Macron in five episodes.

Macron and Africa  ” , [in French], RFI, 7 May 2018

Waste collectors [REPORT]
© Ishan Tankha - Le Monde
Waste collectors

For more than 10 years, in Pune, western city of India, are united in the Solid Waste Collection and Handling or SWaCH cooperative. This way they can defend their social rights together. Meeting with those who clean Pune’s streets.

Empowering waste workers for a cleaner, safer city  ” , UN Environment, 15 May 2018

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