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ISS: Firepower won’t restore trust among Kenya’s warring Laikipia communities

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Heavily armed security forces aren’t the answer to a century-old land dispute sparked by the effects of climate change. Clashes in Kenya’s Laikipia County between...

Democracies that fail to act on climate change face ‘existential’ threat

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Climate change poses “an existential challenge” for democratic governments and could lead to more authoritarian rule if efforts to curb global warming founder, fueling...

ISS: Climate change and violence in Africa: no time to lose

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The AU is the first international body to tackle the problem head-on, and it needs global support. Climate change poses serious security threats in Africa....

Triple C threat facing Mozambique

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Conflict, COVID-19 and climate change are, according to the UN Secretary-General, the triple threat currently faced by South Africa’s eastern neighbour. The conflict component of...

Hunger, fear and death – an Ethiopian migrant family’s lot

First, drought in Ethiopia’s Oromiya region destroyed Asha Khalif Ali’s crops and animals. Then her husband and brother were killed in ethnic violence. She...

Drones finding their place in the environment

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Climate change is an irrefutable fact as the globe gets warmer year-on-year. It is therefore crucial to accurately analyse its effects and gather data....

ISS: Climate change is feeding armed conflict in Somalia

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The blast that killed over 350 people and the double car bombing in Mogadishu last October have frustrated Somalia's efforts to build...

UN seeks $2billion for Sahel as migration spectre looms

The United Nations sought on Wednesday a record $2 billion for the Sahel in what a senior UN official said is necessary...

ISS: Think again – Unstable climates make for unstable politics

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El Niño has hit Africa particularly hard this year. The unpredictable weather cycle has been more intense than past iterations, and is...

New UN climate deal struck, critics say gains modest

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Climate negotiators agreed a pact that would for the first time force all the biggest polluters to take action on greenhouse gas...

Support grows for Durban climate deal

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Support grew yesterday for an EU plan to agree a global climate change pact with binding targets by 2015, after poor nations...

UN climate chief sees air clearing on cut pledges

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The UN's climate chief said she believes countries can snap the deadlock that has lasted for years and sign up to fresh...

EU urges conclusion on climate fund, others want changes

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The European Union said countries should agree to the draft of a new climate fund and not delay its progress, while others...

WMO: 2011 one of hottest years on record

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The world is getting hotter, with 2011 one of the warmest years on record, and humans are to blame, a report by...

Increasingly erratic climate menaces Africa’s cocoa

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The weather may not always have been kind to cocoa farmers in West Africa, but until recently it was at least broadly...

Last chance to save Kyoto deal at climate talks

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Almost 200 nations began global climate talks yesterday with time running out to save the Kyoto Protocol aimed at cutting the greenhouse...

Small island states ‘may disappear if no climate deal’

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Small island states may disappear under rising seas if an international agreement to tackle climate change is delayed for another decade, an...

EU says climate pact not enough, wants deal by 2015

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The world needs a far more ambitious plan to cut emissions of planet-warming greenhouse gases than the Kyoto Protocol, European Union climate...

Africa’s Nile, Limpopo at risk from climate change

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Climate change is likely to lead to increased average rainfall in the world's major river basins but weather patterns will be fickle...

Traditional farm methods help climate adaptation

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Traditional agriculture methods could help protect food supplies and make agriculture more resilient to the effects of climate change, a report by...

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