Bomb-sniffing rat retires after award-winning Cambodian career
A giant African pouched rat called Magawa who spent years sniffing out landmines in the Cambodian countryside has stopped working and will enjoy a well-earned retirement eating bananas and peanuts, his employers told AFP. Magawa, originally from Tanzania, was trained by the Belgian charity APOPO which says the rodent helped clear mines from 225,000 square…
Cambodian toxic hooch kills 31 in less than a month
Toxic home-brewed rice wine has killed more than 30 Cambodian villagers in three separate incidents in less than a month, authorities said Friday.
Cambodia's Hun Sen hails extraction of country's 'first drop of oil'
Cambodian premier Hun Sen announced Tuesday that the kingdom had extracted its first drop of crude oil from its waters, a long-awaited milestone for one of Southeast Asia's poorest nations.
Ideas, think tanks, intellectuals in nation building - Part 2
The Ibo is seen as extraordinarily good in business. He has long transport routes (now reduced by armed robbers), he is good at electronics, spare parts, and building luxury houses in Lekki
Treason trial opens for Cambodia opposition leader
The treason trial of Cambodian opposition leader Kem Sokha opened Wednesday, more than two years after his arrest in a case decried by his family as a "farce" and widely pilloried as politically motivated.
GEF council approves Nigeria’s mini-grid, land restoration projects
Nigeria is one of the beneficiaries of the two new work programmes endorsed by the GEF council in a meeting at the weekend. The Council also took a number of decisions concerned with updating GEF policies and operations
ITUC reports increased suppression of workers’ right
The annual International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) Global Rights Index (GRI), has highlighted how systematic dismantling of the foundations of workplace democracy, and the violent repression of strikes and protests put peace and stability at risk.
Cambodian PM sues political foe in French courts
Cambodia's leader issuing a longtime political opponent in a French court for defamation, the lawyer who filed the complaint said Wednesday.
Cambodia to cut public holidays from 28 to 22
Cambodia’s nearly full month of public holidays will be cut to 22 days next year, with International Human Rights Day, a Buddhist festival and four others set to be axed, local media reported on Wednesday.