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Terrorist group wants to ban plastic bags

Somalia’s Al-Shabaab terrorist group is trying to brand itself as an eco-friendly outfit with its decision to ban single-use plastic bags and cutting down trees.
from Quartz on Jul 13, 2018.
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Kiir given three more years in South Sudan and UN imposes sanctions

Lawmakers in Juba have voted to extend the term of President Kiir and the transitional parliament by three years while the UN has imposed an arms embargo on South Sudan.
from DPA on Jul 14, 2018.

Violence driving Ethiopian displacement crisis as rains set in

Communal clashes in southern Ethiopia are fueling a humanitarian crisis in which more than 800,000 people have been displaced without food, clean water, shelter.
from ICRC on Jul 13, 2018.

Cameroon’s President Biya to run for seventh term

President Paul Biya of Cameroon will run for re-election in October, he said on Friday.
from Premium Times on Jul 13, 2018.

Island rat wipe-outs could protect coral reefs from climate [...]

Scientists have come up with an unusual strategy to save coral reefs – eradicating rats from neighbouring islands.
from The Independent on Jul 13, 2018.
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Nuclear power in Africa?

Russia’s state nuclear energy corporation has recently signed MOUs to build nuclear power plants in Africa. What's the likelihood that they will be built?.
from Pambazuka News on Jul 16, 2018.

Congo decision to open national parks to drilling isn’t really [...]

The D R Congo says it will allow oil drilling in two UNESCO world heritage sites. Here are three points to help us understand the move.
from African Arguments on Jul 16, 2018.
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Grand challenges in humanitarian aid

Here's an attempt to map ways of closing the massive gap between the magnitude of humanitarian need and the global capacity to respond.
from Nature on Jul 12, 2018.
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