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allAfrica.com: Africa: How Mobile Media Is Transforming Africa for Good (Page 1 of 2)

allAfrica.com: Africa: How Mobile Media Is Transforming Africa for Good (Page 1 of 2) | Africa in the Press | Scoop.it

Often has the question been asked: Who does technology serve? Earlier this year, as a member of the judging panel for the first African Open Data Bootcamp in Kenya, I came across a "Sanitation in Schools" app.

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They don't make land anymore [501821690] | The Africa Report.com

They don't make land anymore [501821690] | The Africa Report.com | Africa in the Press | Scoop.it
Warlords, Russian oligarchs, Wall Street speculators, Chinese state-owned corporations, Britain's landed gentry, Saudi Arabian princes, Mumbai's dotcom billionaires and Parisian commodity traders have at least one thing in common.
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The Enduring Cloudiness in Climate and Coastal Forecasts

The Enduring Cloudiness in Climate and Coastal Forecasts | Africa in the Press | Scoop.it

There are many reasons humanity is having a very hard time addressing the buildup of long-lived greenhouse gases contributing to global warming. (The stasis is on vivid display in Doha, Qatar, at the current round of climate treaty talks; track #cop18 on Twitter for the latest.)

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Glacial progress marks UN climate talks - FT.com

Glacial progress marks UN climate talks - FT.com | Africa in the Press | Scoop.it
Normally, one set of annual UN climate talks looks much like another.
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The Congo Basin Forests: What policymakers should know ahead of UN climate talks - AlertNet

The Congo Basin Forests: What policymakers should know ahead of UN climate talks - AlertNet | Africa in the Press | Scoop.it
The Congo Basin contains a forest that covers 200 million hectares, spans six countries, and supports the livelihoods of 60 million people.
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allAfrica.com: Africa: Conserving the Environment a Must for Oil Companies Prospecting in Africa

allAfrica.com: Africa: Conserving the Environment a Must for Oil Companies Prospecting in Africa | Africa in the Press | Scoop.it

Oil companies prospecting for oil and gas in Africa need to ensure the very highest standards in environmental risk management, Tullow Oil's director of exploration, Angus McCoss said recently.

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EU still split on credits as Doha talks begin | European Voice

EU still split on credits as Doha talks begin | European Voice | Africa in the Press | Scoop.it
No agreement on surplus emissions credits.
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Climate aid assurances fail to convince African nations - AlertNet

Climate aid assurances fail to convince African nations - AlertNet | Africa in the Press | Scoop.it
African negotiators are demanding that rich nations provide a concrete commitment to increase funding for developing states to adapt to a warmer world and grow in a cleaner way...
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Report urges new development agenda for small-scale farming | International Institute for Environment and Development

A three-year study of the ways small-scale farmers operate in Africa, Asia and Latin America has prompted calls for a major rethink of development and business interventions.

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What Went Wrong? Lessons From Malawi's Food Crisis

Once again Malawi finds itself in a tight spot. A food crisis set off by erratic rains, rising food prices and economic hardships is slowly unfolding.

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Renewed flooding threatens Niger capital

Renewed flooding threatens Niger capital | Africa in the Press | Scoop.it

NIAMEY — Renewed flooding of the Niger river threatens Niger's capital Niamey and parts of the west of the country, local and regional authorities warned Thursday.

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Violence Spiking in South Sudan’s Jonglei State

Violence Spiking in South Sudan’s Jonglei State | Africa in the Press | Scoop.it
Aid group warns that rising numbers of women, children are being stabbed, shot, beaten...
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allAfrica.com: South Sudan: New Laws Offer a Blueprint for a Transparent Oil Sector (Page 1 of 2)

allAfrica.com: South Sudan: New Laws Offer a Blueprint for a Transparent Oil Sector (Page 1 of 2) | Africa in the Press | Scoop.it

Amid reports of endemic corruption, escalating security concerns, and delays restarting crude oil production, South Sudan's new oil laws offer grounds to be optimistic about the prospects for development and stability, said Global Witness in a report released today.

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Congo war exposes folly of western aid

Congo war exposes folly of western aid | Africa in the Press | Scoop.it
Britain and other donors bankrolled flawed elections that handed power to a greedy elite incapable of constructing a viable state, says Richard Dowden...
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The shadow of climate change reaches the kitchen

The shadow of climate change reaches the kitchen | Africa in the Press | Scoop.it
With the world population expected to rise, "we need to produce more food with less emissions".
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To Save Congo, Let It Fall Apart

To Save Congo, Let It Fall Apart | Africa in the Press | Scoop.it
Congo isn’t too big to fail; it’s too big to succeed. Rather than striving to hold it together, we should let it break up.
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Fraying round the edges

Fraying round the edges | Africa in the Press | Scoop.it
THE first act of the rebel army that conquered Goma, a city in eastern Congo, on November 20th was to march up to the border with neighbouring Rwanda, as if for a...
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Rich nations fail to meet 8 climate-finance pledges analysis shows | International Institute for Environment and Development

Rich nations fail to meet 8 climate-finance pledges analysis shows | International Institute for Environment and Development | Africa in the Press | Scoop.it

The most detailed analysis to date of how well rich nations have kept promises to provide poorer ones with funds to tackle climate change was released today. The research concludes that they have collectively failed to fulfil eight substantive pledges

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allAfrica.com: Rwanda Set to Benefit From Carbon Markets (Page 1 of 2)

allAfrica.com: Rwanda Set to Benefit From Carbon Markets (Page 1 of 2) | Africa in the Press | Scoop.it

Rwanda's efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions qualifies it to benefit from the international market in carbon credits, an official with the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) has said.

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Climate change: African civil society in uproar over false claims by developed nations on climate finance

Climate change: African civil society in uproar over false claims by developed nations on climate finance | Africa in the Press | Scoop.it

[DOHA] Representatives of Civil Society organisations from Africa at the on-going United Nations climate change conference (COP 18) in Doha, Qatar Wednesday expressed dismay at the claims made by representatives of developed countries that they have successfully delivered all the Fast Start Finance (FSF) pledged to developing countries.

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allAfrica.com: Djibouti: Rising Food Insecurity Fuels Migration (Page 1 of 3)

allAfrica.com: Djibouti: Rising Food Insecurity Fuels Migration (Page 1 of 3) | Africa in the Press | Scoop.it

Balbala — Successive years of poor rains have eroded the coping mechanisms of pastoralists in Djibouti's rural regions, even as high food prices and unemployment rates afflict the country's urban areas. These factors are increasing the vulnerability to food insecurity and spurring migration.

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World Bank Warns Against Complacency Amid High Food Prices and Hunger

The world cannot afford for high and volatile food prices to be the “new normal,” while millions of people continue to suffer, the World Bank said...
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allAfrica.com: Africa: Striving to Increase African Food Productivity (Page 1 of 2)

allAfrica.com: Africa: Striving to Increase African Food Productivity (Page 1 of 2) | Africa in the Press | Scoop.it

For decades food security and self-sufficiency in Africa have been seen as a distant dream. The Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme, however, hopes to make it a reality, and while it may have begun with a slow start, its coordinators are confident it will produce more positive results in the coming years.

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Fewer hungry people in need of famine relief in East Africa

..NAIROBI (Xinhua) -- The number of people in East Africa who require food aid declined to 14.5 million in October from 16 million in August, food security experts said in a new outlook published on Saturday.

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South Sudan demobilizes 22 child soldiers [501821764] | The Africa Report.com

South Sudan demobilizes 22 child soldiers [501821764] | The Africa Report.com | Africa in the Press | Scoop.it
South Sudan has demobilised 22 child soldiers who have been handed over to their parents.
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