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Ethiopia’s Quest for Deeper Water (+Photos)

April 4, 2013, 12:38 am

The hunt for water is a daily ritual of necessity in the Somali Region of Ethiopia. Exacerbated by climate change, on the brink of an emergency, the quest becomes more urgent.

Kenyan Supreme Court Upholds Election Results

March 31, 2013, 1:58 am

Kenya’s Supreme Court upheld the election of Uhuru Kenyatta as the country’s next president, March 30. The loser accepted the verdict, marking the end of a tense election [...]

$22 Minimum Wage Reflects Productivity, Says U.S. Senator

March 19, 2013, 8:31 am

A $22 minimum wage would reflect increases in worker productivity in the United States since the 1960s, says Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren. Minimum wage in the United [...]

Tunisia’s Government Wins Confidence Vote, Stability

March 14, 2013, 12:22 pm

Tunisian Prime Minister Ali Larayedh’s new cabinet lineup won a vote of confidence on Tuesday—a tip of the scale in favor of stability amid unrest.

South Africa Is an Angry and Frustrated Nation

March 13, 2013, 12:13 am

These are not the best of times in South Africa. It seems clear that there is fear and loathing everywhere as the press is packed with fresh allegations of corruption, and a [...]

Kenyatta Elected Kenyan President by 0.07 Percent Margin

March 9, 2013, 12:12 am

Uhuru Kenyatta, indicted by the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity, is Kenya’s new president. He needed 50 percent of the votes to become president—he [...]

100,000 Killer Bees Attack, Lion Attack, and Other Animal Attacks This Week

March 7, 2013, 11:04 am

100,000 killer bees attacked two park workers in Tampa, Florida on Wednesday. A lion attacked and killed a woman at the Cat Haven sanctuary in Fresno, California on Wednesday.

Kenyan Elections: Fraud Allegations Could Upset Fragile Peace

March 7, 2013, 6:14 am

Kenyan elections could turn violent as in 2007 when disputed results caused a violent clash. Prime minister and presidential candidate Raila Odinga’s camp is calling foul on [...]

Kenyan Elections ‘Largely Calm and Orderly’

March 6, 2013, 8:51 am

Officials hope for continued peace as Kenyans await official election results, despite the attack that resulted in the death of several police officers.

African Women Particularly Impacted by Climate Change

February 21, 2013, 7:00 am

African women, 80 percent of whom work in agriculture, will be particularly impacted by climate change. Women are often, however, excluded from forming solutions.


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