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E.Africa experts hope better water data will promote sharing

by Maina Waruru   NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – A row broke out among small farmers in central Kenya’s upper Tana water catchment area around four years ago, with accusations and counter-accusations flying, tempers rising and fighting not far off. Water experts say better management is needed and hope such disputes will dwindle once an … Continue reading

The Responsibility to Protect in International Law

by Jay Crush, A Critical Analysis of the Status and Implementation of the Responsibility to Protect in International Law Background The 1990s saw levels of human cruelty and violence comparable to that seen during World War II. In Rwanda 800,000 were slaughtered in 100 days, ‘a faster rate of killing than the Holocaust’,[1] despite there … Continue reading

“Moment of hope” as U.N. to help 60,000 Somali refugees go home

By Katy Migiro NAIROBI, July 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Tens of thousands of Somali refugees have returned home as security in their homeland has improved, the United Nations said on Wednesday, saying it would support a further 60,000 refugees who are ready to go back. The number of refugees from Somalia – 1.1 million … Continue reading

Matchmaking medical research

LONDON, 5 July 2013 (IRIN) – Are you a global research consortium looking for sites to test treatments for neglected tropical diseases? Or a major biotech company interested in performing clinical trials on potential tuberculosis vaccines? Or a doctor in a remote part of Africa or South Asia keen to play a role in the … Continue reading

Some Kenyan parents oppose laptop offer to kids, but government defends plans

By Associated Press, Published: July 4 NAIROBI, Kenya — An ambitious plan by Kenya’s government to give laptops to schoolchildren has been opposed by parents who say the money for the computers should instead go toward raising teachers’ salaries and feeding children. The program is bound to fail in a country that lacks enough teachers … Continue reading