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Kenya’s electrification is taking less than half the time it took US

It took more than two decades for the US to take electrification 95 per cent of all farms. Kenya is working on doing that in just seven years.
from Quartz Africa on Jan 17, 2017.
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Award-winning Mexican environmentalist murdered

A Mexican Indigenous winner of the Goldman Environmental Prize has been shot dead, the second recipient of the award to be murdered in less than a year.
from Common Dreams on Jan 19, 2017.

$500 million bid to develop vaccines against the next viral threat

A coalition that aims to develop new vaccines for emerging infectious diseases has nearly half a billion dollars in its coffers and its first three diseases in its sights.
from Science on Jan 19, 2017.

Mali suicide bombing 'a direct attack' on the peace process

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has condemned a suicide-vehicle attack on a military camp in Mali that reportedly killed at least 50 people and injured dozens.
from UN on Jan 19, 2017.

40% of Syrian refugee children in Turkey missing out on education

Nearly 500,000 Syrian refugee children are enrolled in Turkish schools but 380,000 are still missing out on an education, says the UN Children's Fund.
from UNICEF on Jan 19, 2017.
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The Gambia's power-hungry Jammeh finds a way to stay

Gambia’s National Assembly has agreed to allow the defeated President Yahya Jammeh to stay in office for three months from Wednesday when he was due to leave power.
from Mail&Guardian on Jan 19, 2017.

Cassava could 'transform economies' in Central Africa

A newly established regional forum on cassava for Central African countries aims to facilitate dialogue to improve how to add value to cassava farming.
from SciDev.Net on Jan 18, 2017.
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Congo holds world’s largest tropical peatland

An extensive peatland in the Congo Basin has been mapped for the first time, showing it to be the largest such tropical peatland in the world.
from Environment News Service on Jan 18, 2017.
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