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Drought, Political Maneuvering Blamed for Central Kenya's Unrest
Central Kenya has been hard-hit by drought, political maneuvering, and land-use issues as northern herders have brought livestock to the area, looking for pasture and water. But many are also bringing illegal firearms, resulting in violence and a recent government directive to di...
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Inside a Nigerian Hospital Fighting to Reduce Maternal Death Rate
Nigeria has one of the world’s worst rates of maternal mortality. 58,000 Nigerian women died from pregnancy complications in 2015. Health workers at a hospital in northern Kaduna state are trying to improve maternal health. Chika Oduah gives us an inside look at the hospital's m...
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At Least 25 Starve to Death in Somaliland - Official
At least 25 people have died of starvation in the self-declared republic of Somaliland as the Horn of Africa grapples with an increasingly severe drought.
“The drought situation is at its most dangerous level. Eighty percent of the livestock have gone and we are struggling with s...
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Namibian President Calls for Land Expropriation
Namibia's president said Tuesday that the government is considering radical land expropriation to spur the transfer of property to the country's black majority.
Speaking at Namibia's 27th independence celebrations, President Hage Geingob said the government should evoke part of t...
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Drought, Political Maneuvering Blamed for Central Kenya's Unrest
The smell of rotting animals permeates the air in parts of central Kenya's Laikipia area, as lurking vultures and hyenas seem to be the only ones benefiting from the drought.  
Dead elephants, buffaloes, zebras, giraffes, cattle, sheep and goats dot the landscape. While some died...
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UN Calls on Cameroon to Stop Forcibly Deporting Nigerian Refugees
The U.N. refugee agency is calling on Cameroon to stop forcibly deporting refugees to Nigeria in violation of international refugee law and a tripartite agreement recently signed by UNHCR, Nigeria, and Cameroon to ensure voluntary returns.
UNHCR says Cameroon is not living up to...
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