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When the Grass is Greener: Maasai in Kenya Swap a Nomadic Existence for Farming
The Maasai have led semi-nomadic pastoral lives for generations, but now some are settling down − and all thanks to a type of grass.
On the Edge of Home: The Forcible Evictions of the Sengwer in Kenya
Allegedly in contravention of Kenyan law, thousands of Sengwer have been forcibly removed from their ancestral homeland in the Embobut forest.
Experts Weekly: How Can Africa's Water and Sanitation Shortfall be Solved?
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.
Going Up in Smoke: The Environmental Costs of Zimbabwe's Tobacco Boom
Smallholder tobacco production in Zimbabwe has been a real success, but at what cost to woods and forests?
What Climate Change Activists Can Learn from Mandela's Great Legacy
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.
'Downright False': Shell Accused of Misreporting Oil Spills in the Niger Delta
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.
Mali: Are the Blue Helmets Going Green?
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.
Why Changing Congo’s Proposed Oil Legislation Should Be Top of the Bill
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.
A Gathering Swarm: Could Locusts Escalate Tensions Between the Sudans?
Sudan could be liable for environmental damage to South Sudan if it fails to tackle its locust problem.
Drought in Namibia: Snapshot of the Future?
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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