24 March 20

Amnesty International calls on Mozambique to protect Cabo Delgado residents

The international human rights organisation Amnesty International has called on authorities in Mozambique to “do all needed to lawfully protect people in Cabo Delgado.” On Monday, an attack on Mocimboa da Praia by an armed Islamist group variously described as
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19 February 20

Locust invasion reaches South Sudan as crisis expands

Swarms of desert locusts that are already destroying swathes of crops across East Africa have now reached crisis-stricken South Sudan.

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11 January 20

Kenya: swarm of desert locusts worst in decades

Kenya is facing an “unprecedented threat” from its worst swarm of desert locusts in decades, authorities in the country say.

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28 December 19

South Sudan: Another pipeline break causes environmental, health problems

An oil pipeline break in South Sudan is causing environmental damage and health problem, just two months after the rupture of another pipeline in the same region.

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03 December 19

Talks resume over Ethiopian Nile dam dispute

Talks between Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan over a controversial dam project in Ethiopia have resumed.

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21 November 19

Somalia: More than half a million people affected by floods

More than half a million people have been affected by floods in Somalia, according to the latest figures from the United Nations.

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20 November 19

Kenya develops ‘Climate Atlas’ to protect food supply

Kenya is set to launch a weather modelling system to help farmers protect their crops and cope with the devastation caused by floods and drought conditions.

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30 October 19

Kenya: President Kenyatta promises plastic ban by 2020

Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta has vowed to implement a single-use plastic ban across the country by 2020.

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17 October 19

Ethiopia turns to drones for food security boost

Ethiopia’s Agriculture Transformation Agency (ATA) is using drones and satellites to help improve the country’s food security prospects.

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01 October 19

No breakthrough in Ethiopia-Egypt Nile dam talks

Talks between Ethiopia and Egypt over the construction of Ethiopia’s Renaissance Dam have hit a dead-end once again.

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