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  • West Africa: Extreme Weather Set to Foil Sahel Knowledge
    [SciDev.Net] Technology and expertise from outside are needed to support traditional knowledge and help people in Africa’s arid Sahel region cope with climate change, according to researchers.
  • Uganda: Prepare for Endless Petitions Over 2016 Polls
    [East African] Hundreds of thousands, possibly millions of Ugandans, will be unable to vote in next year’s elections, thanks to the failure by the Independent Electoral Commission to explain the process of updating the national voter register.
  • Africa: Top Media Fail to Connect Climate Change, Migration and Food Security, Says New Report
    [IFAD] Paris -Top news media are failing to identify climate change as a contributor to some of the world’s biggest crises, including migration, food insecurity and conflict, says a new research report funded by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and presented at the 21st UNCCD Conference of Parties (COP21) in Paris today.
  • Africa: Will New Forum Boost Compliance With the Rules of War?
    [IRIN] Geneva -Next week in Geneva, the International Committee of the Red Cross and the government of Switzerland will unveil recommendations aimed at strengthening the Geneva Conventions.
  • Rwanda: Anti-Graft Campaign Needs Collective Action
    [New Times] The Office of the Ombudsman is presently leading a week-long nationwide campaign against corruption ahead of this year’s International Anti-Corruption Day, which falls on Wednesday, December 9.
  • Uganda: 150,000 Children to Benefit From Vitamin-Rich Food Plan
    [Monitor] Kampala -At least 150,000 children in five districts will benefit from the multi-sectoral community-based nutrition programme, the UNICEF Nutrition Manager, Dr Abiud Omwega has said.
  • South Africa: Ramaphosa, Dlamini Hit Out At Malema
    [News24Wire] Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa used the platform of the Congress of South African Trade Unions’ (Cosatu) 30th Anniversary to rebuke Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema for his utterances that Nelson Mandela was a sell-out.
  • Sudan: Um Shawail, the Prodigious Child
    [SudaNow] The media last Tuesday announced the demise of Um Shawail, the miraculous child who, six years ago, survived 40 days among snakes and scorpions in a deserted 34-meter-deep well in which her father threw her, then 13 years old, as a punishment for losing four of the goats she was grazing in Soudery region in North Kordofan.
  • Kenya: Pressure Mounts on Uhuru Over Eurobond
    [The Star] The heat over the expenditure of the proceeds of the Sh250 billion Eurobond intensified yesterday, as the Cord and Amani leaders piled pressure on the government to tell Kenyans the truth.

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