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Namibia hit by drought

The BBC reports: “On a farm so parched that it looks like a desert, Monica Amaraki reaches for an old brass tap only to find that no water flows from it. Here in Namibia in southern Africa, a drought is … Continue reading

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The potential future of the African continent

The Mail & Guardian Africa reports on the potential future physical state of the African continent if trends of sea level rise and desertification continue: Africa could see climate change adaptation costs rise to $50 billion per year by 2050, … Continue reading

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Nigeria says 36 towns now retaken from Boko Haram

The Lebanese Daily Star reports on gains made against Boko Haram in northern Nigeria: Nigeria said Wednesday that 36 towns had been retaken from Boko Haram since the start of a four-nation military offensive, voicing hope that the operation could … Continue reading

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China to send 700 combat troops to South Sudan

The Guardian reports on a recent shift in Chinese foreign policy in regard to conflicts on the African continent: China is to send 700 combat troops to South Sudan in what analysts describe as a significant shift from its stated … Continue reading

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African biodiversity under threat

This article by Deutsche Welle speaks on the threat to African biodiversity: A group of researchers from 20 African, American and European universities, who met recently in the Cameroonian capital Yaounde, said such hydroelectric dam projects, along with industrialization and … Continue reading

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Nigeria on red alert after Ebola death

The Times of India reports on a recent death from Ebola virus which occurred in the Nigerian capital Logos: Nigeria was on alert against the possible spread of Ebola today, a day after the first confirmed death from the virus … Continue reading

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Eight ways climate change is making the world more dangerous

Natural disasters have become more frequent and costly since the 1970s, as this article from the Guardian illustrates: Forget the future. The world already is nearly five times as dangerous and disaster prone as it was in the 1970s, because … Continue reading

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