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27 Jun 2010 description

27 Jun 2010 14:54:22 GMT

* Group of five will not renege on deal

* Sudan says "freezing" cooperation

* New meeting called to tackle impasse

By Barry Malone

ADDIS ABABA, June 27 (Reuters) - Five East African countries said on Sunday that they would not go back on a deal they signed to share River Nile waters that has drawn fierce criticism from Egypt and Sudan.

After more than a decade of talks driven by anger over the perceived injustice of a previous Nile water treaty signed in 1929, Ethiopia, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Kenya signed a deal last month without …

02 Jun 2009 description

By Jasmin Melvin

WASHINGTON, June 2 (Reuters) - Climate change could cost the African continent more farmland than the United States uses to plant its eight major field crops combined, according to a study published in the June issue of Environmental Science and Policy.

Farming on up to 1 million square kilometers (247 million acres) of land in Africa could subside by 2050 as climate change makes areas too hot and dry for growing crops, the study said.

The latest U.S. Agriculture Department data puts plantings of the eight major U.S.

07 Mar 2006 description

LONDON, March 7 (Reuters) - Hunger and starvation among African children could be eliminated for $5 billion, the head of the World Food Programme (WFP) said on Tuesday.