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When Economists Shut Off Your Water

Via Africa As A Country, commentary on water accessibility and pricing in Kenya: Access to water in Nairobi is horribly unequal. The World Bank, Nairobi Water Company, and development economists exploited this unjust context to treat poor Kenyans like guinea pigs. The following account is based on ethnographic research that Adrian Wilson, Irene Nduta, and […]

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Drought In East Africa Was Caused by Climate Change

Via Inside Climate News, an article on recent studies that show that East Africa’s current drought was caused by climate change: A group of scientists have concluded that a devastating drought in the Horn of Africa, where tens of millions of people and animals have been pushed into starvation, would not have happened without the influence of […]

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South Sudan’s Oil and Water Give It Bargaining Power – But Will It Benefit The People?

Via The Conversation, a look at how South Sudan’s oil and water give it bargaining power – but will it benefit the people? South Sudan has long been one of east Africa’s most unstable states. But surging external interest in its resources and the diplomatic agility of its rulers are again underlining how pivotal the country remains […]

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Forgotten Droughts: Five Regions That Could Soon Face Conflict Over Water

Via EuroNews, a look at five regions of the world which could soon face conflict over water: Millions of people in ‘neglected’ regions could soon face violent conflict over water, according to an early warning tool developed by the Water Peace and Security partnership. News cameras turned to Europe this summer as the continent sweltered through […]

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Is Eastern Africa’s Drought The Worst in Recent History? Are Worse Yet To Come?

Via The Conversation, an article on the drought in eastern Africa: Large areas of Ethiopia, Somalia and Kenya are currently in the grip of a severe drought. An estimated 16.7 million people face acute food insecurity. That’s more than the combined populations of Austria and Switzerland. Four consecutive rainy seasons have now failed since late 2020, a […]

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Historic Drought Looms for 20M People In Horn of Africa

Courtesy of National Geographic, an article on the historic drought impacting 20 million living in Horn of Africa: As many as 20 million people in four African countries are facing extreme hardship and food shortages as an exceptionally long and severe drought grips the eastern Horn of Africa. Three rainy seasons in a row have […]

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