Wednesday, July 23, 2014

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Environment

Allegedly in contravention of Kenyan law, thousands of Sengwer have been forcibly removed from their ancestral homeland in the Embobut forest.
At current rates, it will take sub-Saharan Africa 15 years to reach its water goals and 150 years to reach its sanitation targets. A group of experts explain what needs to change.
Smallholder tobacco production in Zimbabwe has been a real success, but at what cost to woods and forests?
Climate change was not a defining issue in Mandela’s Long Walk to Freedom, but his philosophy contained profound principles and commitments now needed for climate justice.
A new Amnesty report claims that firms have been misrepresenting oil spills to avoid paying compensation. But this is just the tip of the iceberg of Nigeria's oil problems.
After the Haiti cholera scandal, the UN Mali mission has become the first tasked with assessing its own environmental impacts. However early indications don't look promising.
Oil legislation proposed in Democratic Republic of Congo could facilitate future corruption and lead to environmental damage in one of Africa’s most diverse and fragile national parks.
Sudan could be liable for environmental damage to South Sudan if it fails to tackle its locust problem.
Namibia is facing what could be its most severe drought in thirty years. The immediate crisis is serious, but it underlines the importance of Namibia’s efforts to become climate-resilient.

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