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S Sudan troops battle rebels for Malakal | SBS News

S Sudan troops battle rebels for Malakal | SBS News | africa | Scoop.it
"The reports that we have come across involve mass killings, extrajudicial killings, widespread destruction and looting, and child soldier recruitment," UN Assistant Secretary General for Human Rights Ivan Simonovic told ...
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Human Rights and International Law (24): 20 Years Ago, Dallaire Sent His "Genocide Fax"

Human Rights and International Law (24): 20 Years Ago, Dallaire Sent His "Genocide Fax" | africa | Scoop.it
20 years ago, Romeo Dallaire sent his famous "genocide fax" to the HQ of the UN, warning of impending atrocities in Rwanda. More specifically, he tells about a Hutu informant revealing the existenc...
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Cape Town, Africa - Mandela Had Close Relations With Jewish Communities, Looked To Anne Frank For Inspiration While Imprisoned

Cape Town, Africa - Mandela Had Close Relations With Jewish Communities, Looked To Anne Frank For Inspiration While Imprisoned | africa | Scoop.it
Cape Town, Africa � Since 95-year-old former South African president Nelson Mandela was laid to rest December 15, friends and associates from his early Struggle years until the present have been remembering the impact he had on their lives,...

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Africa summit likely to decide CAR president's fate - TVNZ

Africa summit likely to decide CAR president's fate - TVNZ | africa | Scoop.it
BBC News Africa summit likely to decide CAR president's fate TVNZ The embattled president of Central African Republic (CAR), who is under growing pressure to resign, has travelled to Chad for a summit with other African leaders who want to end the...
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UN says it has credible sources reporting that child soldiers are ...

UN says it has credible sources reporting that child soldiers are ... | africa | Scoop.it
Global post: A top UN rights envoy in South Sudan said child soldiers are fighting in the more than month-long conflict, with mass killings reported to have.
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Tracing the Rwanda ‘Genocide Fax’

Tracing the Rwanda ‘Genocide Fax’ | africa | Scoop.it
If the United Nations Security Council had been aware of the impending genocide, history might have taken a vastly different turn.
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Soybean production potential in Africa - Sinclair &al (2014) - Global Food Security

Soybean production potential in Africa - Sinclair &al (2014) - Global Food Security | africa | Scoop.it

Soybean... could possibly become a major crop in Africa due to its many uses as a food, feed, and in industry. Also, its ability to undertake symbiotic nitrogen fixation is a great advantage over cereal crops. This study simulated yield potential across west and east Africa. A number of areas were excluded from soybean production because of inadequate early season rains to allow timely sowing of the crop. Among the remaining areas, average yields greater than 200 g/m2 were commonly simulated. Two drought traits were examined as plant modifications to increase yields. These results identified those areas and plant traits in Africa where soybean has the potential to be an important, viable crop. 

 

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The Butcher of Congo: King Leopold II of Belgium.

The Butcher of Congo: King Leopold II of Belgium. | africa | Scoop.it
King Leopold II of Belgium was responsible for the deaths and mutilation of 10 million Congolese Africans during the late 1800’s. The spoils of modern day Belgium owes much to the people of the Congo River Basin.
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