At current rates, it will take sub-Saharan Africa 15 years to reach its water goals and 150 years to reach its sanitation targets. A group of experts explain what needs to change.
ARTICLE | 24 MARCH 2014 - 12:23PM | BY MARK DEARN
On 22 March, groups across the globe marked World Water Day, an occasion for highlighting the importance of water and sanitation as well as the many shortfalls in its provision.
The Central African Republic has been described as the 'next Somalia' or 'new Mali', but Islamist militants wanting to deploy there would face big, if not insurmountable, challenges.
By Sara Pantuliano
While commentators argue about who or what is most at fault for South Sudan's return to conflict, one thing is clear: the international community is not free from blame.
Sudan could be liable for environmental damage to South Sudan if it fails to tackle its locust problem.
9 SEPTEMBER 2013 - 10:38AM | BY GEORGE RICHARDS
Whether it is disagreements over oil fees, disputes over borderlands, or accusations of fuelling rebel groups in each other’s territory, there is no shortage of tensions between Sudan and South Sudan. The rhetoric from both sides of the divide is often barbed, and relations between political figures in the two countries are ever heated and precarious.
ARTICLE | 30 JANUARY 2013 - 1:08PM | BY WILLIAM LAMBERS
As conflict continues in Mali, the international community will need to support aid agencies to prevent a worsening of the humanitarian situation.
As French and Malian troops push north in Mali to recover territory gained by Islamist militants, the UN Refugee Agency renewed its warning that increased aid is vital to prevent a worsening of the humanitarian situation.