RedskyNews Category: Af – Politics & Science

Africa To Adopt Drought Declaration

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Namibia will this afternoon add another entry to its list of firsts for African achievements when local and world-renowned experts adopt the Windhoek Declaration on Drought Resilience in Africa. Officially opening the high-level African Drought Conference in Windhoek yesterday morning,

Food Aid Suspended In Somalia

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The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Thursday it had suspended food distribution to 1.1 million people in central and southern Somalia after Al Shabaab militants blocked deliveries in parts of the famine-hit country. The independent humanitarian

Activists Unhappy At Climate Deal

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European ministers say they have made a significant step in securing a deal to draw up a new international climate treaty, but campaigners warned it would not be enough to tackle global warming. The deal, which was finally agreed as

Permafrost Loss Gets Worse

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The threat to climate change posed by thawing permafrost, which could release stocks of stored carbon, is greater than estimated, a group of scientists said on Wednesday. By 2100, the amount of carbon released by permafrost loss could be “1.7-5.2

Climate Change Threatens Nile

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JOHANNESBURG — Rising global temperatures and shifting rainfall patterns could affect water flows on Africa’s mighty Nile and Limpopo rivers, an agricultural research group said Monday. The Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research, a global think-tank, warned the changes could

World Population Hits 7 Billion

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She’s a 40-year-old mother of eight, with a ninth child due soon. The family homestead in a Burundi village is too small to provide enough food, and three of the children have quit school for lack of money to pay

Climate Talks On Global Aid

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Climate negotiators said they made progress on laying out ways to help poor countries but deep differences remained on core issues ahead of a make-or-break talks in South Africa. With scientists warning that the planet is far behind on meeting

Climate Threatens Cocoa Industry

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Climate scientists say that the booming cocoa industry in Ivory Coast and Ghana will be threatened by climate change. A report released by Colombia-based International Center for Tropical Agriculture says the expected annual temperature rise of more than two degrees

Land Grabs Leave People Homeless

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Demand for cheap food and fuel in the rich world is driving poor people from their homes, according to Oxfam, as big business, including British companies, buy up millions of acres of land in the developing world in increasingly violent

Kenya Famine Refugees Under Attack

In this photograph taken Sunday Aug. 7, 2011,  A Somali refugee whose identity is being withheld to protect her as a rape victim, lays in her hut with her children at the Ifo refugee camp outside  Dadaab, Eastern Kenya, 100 kms (60 miles) from the Somali border. speaking to AP, she said she was gang-raped by five men after a group of families traveling together were ambushed. Sexual attacks against famine refugees from Somalis fleeing to Kenya are rising dramatically, but Kenyan police say they don't have enough manpower to stop the attacks. That lack of manpower underscores a larger problem for Kenya: Officials here say they are being overwhelmed by the influx of tens of thousands of Somali refugees, and they're letting U.S., U.N. and other world leaders know about it.  (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

DADAAB, Kenya – Marauding gangs and criminals are attacking Somali famine refugees more frequently as they flee across the border to Kenyan camps, but Kenyan police say they don’t have enough manpower to stop them. The lack of manpower underscores