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Zimbabwe

By: MacDonald Dzirutwe
Date: March 22nd 2016
Source: Euronews

HARARE (Reuters) – Zimbabwe’s plan to win back international funding by paying compensation to white farmers forced off their land faces a major snag: the black farmers expected to stump up the cash say they don’t have it.

Brazil

Date: March 22nd 2016
Source: New Kerala

New York, Mar 22 :Following a visit to Brazil, a United Nations independent human rights expert on Monday expressed alarm about the extent of documented and reported attacks on indigenous peoples in the country's central-western state of Mato Grosso Do Sul.

Malaysia

By: Rowena Dela Rosa Yoon 
Date: March 22nd 2016
Source: Asian Correspondent

SARAWAK’S controversial mega-dams project is officially dead – ending a three-year battle to stop developmental aggression.

The Sarawak state government has finally bowed to pressure from local communities who have been protesting against the construction of 12 mega-dams along the Baram river in the Malaysian province of Borneo.