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Major boost for climate change resilience in Africa

Cape Town – A new US$10 million fund has been launched to increase climate change resilience in Africa.

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Ensuring food security: Key resources

From nutrition to gender issues, Michael Hoevel scans the best online resources relating to food security. Addressing food security requires looking at multiple phenomena simultaneously — from hunger, livelihoods and nutrition to climate changegender and market access. The resources below provide experience, information and recommendations from a range of experts around the world.

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The #BullshitFiles: Christina Aguilera feeds war-torn Rwanda

Christina Aguilera, ambassador for World Food Program (WFP), recently went to “war-torn Rwanda” People Magazine tells us. Well thankfully she made it back home safe.

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Protecting Niger’s Desert Salt Pans

Bilma – The Bilma community has mined the salt pans in the massive Ténéré desert region in northern Niger for centuries. But the threat of the ever-encroaching desert has become a real concern as locals here struggle to cope with a decline in salt prices.

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East Africa: How piracy is causing economic mayhem and wrecking businesses

When it comes to businesses, fortunes are always at the mercy of chance. This is the reality Raju Malde, a director at Pwani Oil, one of Kenya’s biggest oil and fats manufacturers, is grappling with. The profitability of his company is facing one of its worst threats with a surge in freight costs as shippers factor in charges arising from piracy on the Indian Ocean.

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Oil Brings New Friction to Sudan and South Sudan

JUBA (South Sudan) – As Sudan and South Sudan meet for the latest round of negotiations featuring oil as a key issue this week, four ships loaded by Khartoum with southern crude are carrying their disputed cargoes to unknown buyers.

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