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Beekeeping relieves land degradation in Kyrgyzstan
Making a difference through geothermal energy
A UNU fellow discusses how geothermal can help Kenya in achieving the Millennium Development Goals.
Population growth tests Africa’s expanding cities
Observers warn of a possible catastrophe in crowded urban areas, but others think growth will be a crucible for change.
Famine we could avoid
Is climate change and/or drought to blame for 10 million people on the brink of starvation in the Horn of Africa?
Water for life: an African photo exhibit
Photographer Peter Bregg travelled through Kenya, Uganda and Ethiopia documenting projects that aim to ease the struggle so many face in accessing clean water.
Education for sustainable development is vital for Africa
Kenya’s sustainable development hinges on field-oriented education that produces professionals engaged in slum communities.
Sands shifting for Africa’s nomadic herders
Huge areas of land used by pastoralists in Africa have been lost to sedentary farming and conservation.
Does climate change cause conflict?
A new report links temperature rises to conflict in Africa. But does this mean that climate change causes conflict?
Sucking dry an African giant
The size and vibrancy of Lake Chad has diminished significantly thanks to climatic changes and poor human management.
Hunger and poverty overshadowed
Governments are preoccupied by the global financial crisis, but who is thinking of the 900 million people now going hungry around the world?
Call for action on African food security
Food security is a critical issue for Africa today, as the continent struggles with declining agricultural stocks and high food prices.
Africa and climate change
For the depth and breadth of climate challenges that Africa faces, the country needs frontier science and entrepreneurship.
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