Namibia: Over 30 000 Drought-Related Cattle Deaths Recorded in Seven Months

[New Era] As fodder and pasture continue to decline and the dry season soldiers on, over 30 000 drought-related cattle deaths were recorded in Namibia between October 2018 and April 2019 — the normal rainfall season.

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Oil shortages in Syria are starting to hurt

THERE WAS little grace to the Grace 1’s journey, a 12,000-mile (19,000km) slog around the Cape of Good Hope that came to an inelegant end off the coast of Gibraltar. In the early hours of July 4th British marines roped down from a helicopter to seize the tanker, which held 2m barrels of Iranian oil. Britain says the cargo was bound for Syria, and that by traversing European waters it violated European sanctions

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Kenya: Nairobi Police Executing Suspects

[HRW] Police in Kenya have killed no fewer than 21 men and boys in Nairobi’s low-income areas, apparently with no justification, claiming they were criminals, Human Rights Watch said today. The extrajudicial killings point to a broader problem of police using excessive, unlawful force in the name of maintaining law and order in Nairobi’s informal settlements and failing to comply with the law in ensuring all police killings are reported, investigated, and those respaonsible for unlawful killings are

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Africa: Drought Leaves 45 Million in Need Across 14 Countries

[The New Humanitarian] Nairobi -Failed rains across eastern Africa, southern Africa, and the Horn of Africa are seeing another dire season for farmers, increasing food prices and driving up the aid needs of tens of millions of already vulnerable people across the three regions.

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