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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Horn of Africa faces drier weather

By Emma Brown The eastern Horn of Africa may be getting drier — not wetter as current climate change models predict, a study shows. The study, published in Science Advances last week (9 October), shows that the region, which includes Djibouti, eastern Ethiopia and Somalia, faces increasing dryness as global temperatures rise. The finding raises …

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Africa News Headlines for 5 May 2015 – John Kerry in Horn of Africa Edition

Burundi presidential term saga balloons into regional crisis as US, Rwanda, Tanzania drawn in Source: Mail & Guardian John Kerry meets Kenyan civil society activists, impressed by their energy and power Source: Standard Digital Kerry makes historic Somalia visit to show U.S. support Source: The Washington Post Secretary Kerry Visits Kenya Source: U.S. Africa Command …

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Whoever governs, Britain’s Africa policy is tied to the UN and the EU

Marie Gibert, Nottingham Trent University [Republished under a Creative Commons license from The Conversation.] The hallmark of Britain’s policy towards Africa is continuity. Under the coalition, Africa has not taken the morality flavoured prominence it had in Labour’s foreign policy, but the core of the relationship has nonetheless been upheld. Of course, Britain’s colonial past …

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Capsule Review: ‘Asmara: Africa’s Secret Modernist City’

There is a hidden gem in Africa, a city-size museum in the unlikeliest place: the capital of Eritrea. In Asmara: Africa’s Secret Modernist City (Merrell Publishers, 2003, $65.00), authors Edward Denison, Guang Ya Ren, and Naigzy Gebremedhin have produced a coffee table book that is far more than a collection of pretty pictures. Long an …

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