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Kenya’s history of election violence is threatening to repeat itself

Kenya has seen an increase in intra-party political violence following the start of its political party primaries that began on 13 April and are scheduled to run for two weeks.
from The Conversation on Apr 24, 2017.

Success, not ecodoom, will save the world

The best way to encourage conservation is to share our success stories, not to write obituaries for the planet.
from Naturer on Apr 22, 2017.

The region in Niger quietly piloting a Boko Haram amnesty

A bold experiment in Niger is proving attractive, but comes fraught with dangers.
from African Arguments on Apr 22, 2017.

New divisions threaten stability in the DRC

D R Congo's ruling alliance is using opposition rifts to keep Kabila in office.
from Institute for Security Studies on Apr 21, 2017.

Why Jakarta's voters turned away from Ahok

A candidate's religion and race are keys factor in influencing voting patterns of Jakarta's residents, argues an expert on Indonesian politics.
from ChannelNews Asia on Apr 20, 2017.

US foreign aid saves money as well as lives

Cutting the budget for applied research in foreign aid would make the United States less competitive.​
from Nature on Apr 20, 2017.

Cow poo offers mixed energy results for rural Zimbabweans

Biogas – the process of producing energy by fermenting waste – is gaining in popularity around the world.
from Thomson Reuters Foundation on Apr 19, 2017.

Ending Myanmar’s blame game

The situation in Myanmar's Rakhine state is fuelling criticism of de facto head of government Aung San Suu Kyi in a way that obscures the military’s responsibility in the crisis.
from Project Syndicate on Apr 18, 2017.

Junk status may scupper South Africa's nuclear plan

South Africa’s credit rating downgrades to junk status are a blow to the government’s nuclear ambitions.
from Mail&Guardian on Apr 17, 2017.

Farmers are on the frontline of climate change

Research is unveiling a new threat to the farming sector: climate change.
from Worldwatch Institute on Apr 17, 2017.
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