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Is India sharing the Ganga’s water fairly?

India complies with a 1996 water-sharing treaty most of the time, but when it doesn’t Bangladesh takes a serious hit. So are the countries cooperating or not?
from thethirdpole.net on Aug 21, 2017.

It’s time to invest in Congo’s energy future

The D R Congo government has sent plans for the Inga 3 dam back to the drawing board after the project failed to attract financing.
from International Rivers on Aug 18, 2017.

Angola’s ruling family is worth billions. What happens when dad steps down?

After nearly four decades in office, Angolan President José Eduardo Dos Santos is due to hand over power after Angola’s 23 August elections.
from African Arguments on Aug 18, 2017.

How a tiny African country became the world’s key military base

In early August, China became the latest country to open a military base in Djibouti, the third smallest country on Africa’s mainland.
from Quartz Africa on Aug 18, 2017.

Population ageing: hallmark of the 21st century

While rapid population growth may be the defining feature of the 20th century, the hallmark of the 21st century is likely to be population ageing.
from IPS on Aug 17, 2017.

Scientists use Google Earth and crowdsourcing to map uncharted forests

A crowd of people has just counted the world’s drylands forests—charting forests never before mapped, totalling an area equivalent in size to the Amazon rainforest.
from World Resources Institute on Aug 17, 2017.

Colombia’s peace process enters second phase

The UN’s first mission as peace observers in Colombia ended today with the removal of containers full of arms from FARC camps. Next challenge: reintegrating fighters.
from Colombia Reports on Aug 15, 2017.

Is water the new drug for Mexico’s cartels?

What it's like when narcos run your privatised water system.
from New Internationalist on Aug 15, 2017.

Hundreds of thousands of drought-hit Somalis flee to cities

As our plane makes its descent into Baidoa I begin to make out hundreds of displacement camps that have popped up like mushrooms on the outskirts of the Somali town.
from Refugees International on Aug 13, 2017.

Home-grown scientists step up to save Africa’s primates

Scientific network aims to train a generation of African leaders in primate research.
from Nature on Aug 13, 2017.
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