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Chilean police clash with anti-government demonstrators during a protest in Santiago, Chile, Nov. 12, 2019. Santiago is one of a dozen cities worldwide to see mass unrest in recent months. AP Photo/Esteban Felix

Urban unrest propels global wave of protests

From Santiago and La Paz to Beirut and Jakarta, many of the cities now gripped by protest share a common problem: They've grown too much, too fast.
Traditional non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages are made from locally available produce - like bananas. Pascale Gueret/Shutterstock

The role of rural women in making home brew: a Rwandan case study

Although still hugely popular in rural areas, we found that there is little or no support from the government to develop the local brew industry because it's viewed as unhygienic and hard to tax.
Scott Morrison visiting a Queensland farm this week. Alex Ellinghausen/AAP

Drought is inevitable, Mr Joyce

Having an envoy for drought and a prime minister keen to visit drought-affected areas puts the government under pressure to do the wrong thing.

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