From the pioneering South-African carbon tax to Justin Trudeau’s announcement on doubling development aid for women’s health. Our June 6th Development press review highlights sticking analyses on the past weeks’ development news.

Putting carbon tax revenues to good use [OPINION]
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Putting carbon tax revenues to good use

As South Africa becomes the first country in the continent to introduce a carbon tax, researchers Harald Winkler and Andrew Marquard explain how its revenues could be used in the fight against poverty.

Carbon tax revenues could be harnessed to help South Africa’s poor  ” , The Conversation, May 30, 2019

India: When business and politics mix [ANALYSIS]
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India: When business and politics mix

Narendra Modi’s crushing victory during the last general elections questions the relationship between governmental and business figures. Shortly before the results, researchers Arvind Ashta and Amarendra Sahoo investigated the ways politics and business mix in India.

India: a businessman’s dream, a citizen’s nightmare  ” , The Conversation, May 8, 2019

South Africa: The growing idea of land expropriation [ARTICLE]
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South Africa: The growing idea of land expropriation

As inequality persists in land-access and decent housing in South Africa, correctives like large-scale state expropriation are bound to grow more appealing. Radical left-wing party EFF encourages its supporters to occupy government-owned land to put pressure on the State.

Why South Africans Are Talking About Land Expropriation  ” , The Nation, May 1, 2019

Tiananmen, thirty years later [ARTICLE]
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Tiananmen, thirty years later

Thirty years after Tiananmen Square’s bloody repression of student protests, security forces were deployed throughout Beijing to prevent any form of commemoration in Mainland China. In Hong Kong, a vigil gathered around 180,000 people.

Beijing silent as tight security surrounds Tiananmen Square anniversary  ” , The Guardian, June 4, 2019

Protecting women’s sexual and reproductive health rights [ARTICLE]
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Protecting women’s sexual and reproductive health rights

As Donald Trump announced he is cutting funding for programs that support women’s access to abortion in developing countries, Justin Trudeau made public Canada’s will to increase funding to protect women’s sexual and reproductive health rights. Two visions of the world.

Trump has cut U.S. support for abortions abroad. Canada’s Trudeau is now doubling down on that aid.  ” , The Washington Post, June 4, 2019

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