Africa News Headlines for 28 January 2016

A selection of headlines about Africa gathered from around the globe over the past 24 hours. Pride & Prejudice: How African LGBT Activists are Risking Their Lives to Bring Tolerance to Their Homes Source: Essence Unspoiled beaches, mangrove swamps and fields of ganja: A walk on the wild side Source: Daily Maverick Exposed! The world …

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Exclusive: Interview with Committee to Protect Journalists’ Sue Valentine

In a news release dated January 6, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) judged 2015 to be the “fourth most deadly year on record for journalists.” It said that 71 journalists were killed in the line of duty, with 42 percent of them (30 individuals) murdered by the so-called Islamic State. According to the news …

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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 14 November 2015 – Paris Attacks Edition

This is a selection of Africa news headlines related to the terrorist attacks in Paris on November 13, 2015, collected from publications over the past 24 hours. African leaders stand in solidarity with France following Paris attacks Source: RFI English AU strongly condemns ‘despicable’ terrorist attacks in Paris Source: Jacaranda FM SPLM-N condemns deadly terror …

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East Africa on alert for El Niño deluge

By Gilbert Nakweya [NAIROBI] East African countries near the equator are bracing for high El Niño-related rainfall that meteorologists warn may cause floods, crop losses and disease in the coming months. The region is set to experience much more rain than usual during the October-December wet season, and possibly until early next year, forecasts say …

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