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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

Counter-terrorism laws can hurt humanitarian action

GENEVA, 22 July 2013 (IRIN) – The growing body of counter-terrorism legislation is having a direct impact on humanitarian action, restricting funding, stalling project implementation, and resulting in an increased climate of self-censorship by aid workers, according to a new, independent study. Commissioned by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and … 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

EXCLUSIVE-Western oil exploration in Somalia may spark conflict -UN report

By Michelle Nichols and Louis Charbonneau   UNITED NATIONS, July 17 (Reuters) – Western commercial oil exploration in disputed areas of Somalia and discrepancies over which authorities can issue licenses to companies could spark further conflict in the African nation, U.N. monitors warned in a confidential report. In the U.N. Monitoring Group’s latest annual report … 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