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UN sounds alarm over climate change's impact on human rights
UN sounds alarm over climate change's impact on human rights
Climate change is not only having a devastating impact on the environments we live in, but also on respect for human rights globally, the United...
I question France’s motives, says Burkina Faso’s defence minister
I question France’s motives, says Burkina Faso’s defence minister
At Ellis Park Stadium, as he observed President Cyril Ramaphosa’s inauguration — as he watched the fighter jets scream overhead, and the...
The United Nations is winning the war in Mali
The United Nations is winning the war in Mali
“If you don’t see a bunker, just lay down and wait for the explosion.”
Counting under way after Mali's violence-marred poll
Counting under way after Mali's violence-marred poll
Counting was under way in Mali following a key presidential election that saw balloting halted at hundreds of polling stations because of violence...
Clashes are on the rise between farmers and herdsmen in the Sahel
Clashes are on the rise between farmers and herdsmen in the Sahel
As fireworks were lighting up the skies to usher in the New Year across the world, gunfire was echoing out in Nigeria’s Benue State. On this...
Ouédraogo shone on Africa’s soul
Ouédraogo shone on Africa’s soul
Celebrated Burkinabé filmmaker Idrissa Ouédraogo, known for focusing on the everyday stories of village life, died on February 18 in Ouagadougou....
For global water crisis, climate may be the last straw
For global water crisis, climate may be the last straw
Before man-made climate change kicked in – and well before "Day Zero" in Cape Town, where taps may run dry in early May – the global water...
IMF warns millions face humanitarian emergency in W Africa
IMF warns millions face humanitarian emergency in W Africa
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank on Saturday raised the alarm on the "humanitarian emergency" in West Africa's...
Sahel braces for potentially deadly hungry season
Sahel braces for potentially deadly hungry season
Sahel states are bracing for a long, potentially deadly hungry season, many weakened by the return of people from Libya who are unemployed, armed...
Terrorist threat rising in Sahel
Terrorist threat rising in Sahel
An offshoot of al-Qaeda is working to turn the whole of Africa's Sahel region, which lies just south of the Sahara, into a "new Somalia" and...
Human catastrophe looms in the Sahel
Human catastrophe looms in the Sahel
A major food crisis in West Africa's Sahel region is threatening the lives of 10-­million people, including hundreds of thousands of children, and...

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