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Climate Change and Drought Fuels Fresh Community Clashes in Somalia

Via The Africa Report, a look at the central Somali state of Galmudug which is at the epicentre of climate-induced upheaval in the Horn of Africa where water scarcity threatens herders and villages: The pastoral community of central Somalia’s Galmudug state is getting pulled ever deeper into a complex web of conflict as a result […]

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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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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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Water Woes Risk Boosting al-Shabaab and Derailing Elections In Somalia

Courtesy of STRATFOR (subscription required), a look at how water and food shortages are being exploited by al-Shabaab to derail planned elections: Widespread food and water shortages in Somalia risk boosting al-Shabaab’s recruitment efforts and, in turn, its ability to conduct more terrorist attacks against politicians that could derail long-awaited elections and further undermine the […]

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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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