Africa: New Map Overlays Conflict, Climate Change and Aid

A pilot version of an online mapping tool has been launched in Africa which enables researchers and policymakers to identify how climate change vulnerability, conflict, and aid intersect. Researchers from the Strauss Center's Climate Change and African Political Stability (CCAPS) programme,

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Benin: Careless Handling of Medical Waste Could Cost Lives

Cotonou — Fifteen-year-old Aicha is one of the many spice vendors hawking their wares in the Dantokpa market, in Benin's economic capital, Cotonou. But a closer look at her tidy stall reveals a disturbing detail: the powdered spices are packaged in recycled medicine vials.

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Kenya: Fertilizer Shortage Could Exacerbate Food Insecurity

Nairobi — Those Kenyan farmers who normally use fertilizer to boost yields could be forced go without this season (March-May) unless the government moves quickly to boost supplies. A senior government official told IRIN a complaint lodged by a major fertilizer supplier,

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