A simple way to prevent African water wars

By Nader Noureddine Ethiopia should lower the height of its Renaissance saddle dam to defuse the water crisis, says Nader Noureddine. The first stage of Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance dam project is fast approaching its end. At 70 metres high, the dam is just 25 metres shy of the target for this stage of the project. …

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South Sudan News Headlines for January 19-26, 2016

A selection of news headlines about South Sudan published during the week of January 19 to January 26, 2016. South Sudan conflict: Riek Machar says he is fully committed to peace Source: NTV South Sudan: Riek Machar wants Uganda’s Museveni to play bigger role Source: The Africa Report S. Sudanese community accuses Kiir of “failing” …

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Lessons in refugee hospitality from the Horn of Africa

Tamara Wood, UNSW Australia The unique response of the Horn of Africa region to Yemeni refugees could offer lessons to countries and regions dealing with similar influxes elsewhere. Escalating internal fighting and Saudi-led air strikes in Yemen have led to an estimated 21.4 million people – more than 80% of its population – being in …

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Africa News Headlines for 23 October 2015

A selection of Africa news headlines from around the globe over the past 24 hours Kenya submits data evidence to UN over sea boundary dispute with Somalia Source: Geeska Afrika Sudan begins releasing blocked supplies for Darfur peacekeepers Source: Reuters Uganda Political Tensions Climbing Ahead of 2016 Poll Source: Voice of America WHO: Cholera Outbreaks …

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Fight against genital cutting on wrong track

By Rasha Dewedar [CAIRO] Families decide to cut their young daughters’ genitals because of private values rather than social norms, a study says, suggesting that programmes to eradicate the practice may be misguided. The study, published in Science on 25 September, was carried out in 45 schools in the state of Al Jazirah (Gezira) in …

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