Dipole: the 'Indian Niño' that has brought devastating drought to East Africa

Posted on Mon 13 March 2017 in Africa • Tagged with East Africa, Indian Nino, drought, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia

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Rob Marchant, University of York

A severe drought threatens millions of people in East Africa. Crop harvests are well below normal and the price of food has doubled across much of Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia and nearby countries. The Conversation

The last major drought in the region, in 2011, caused hundreds of thousands …

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[Updated]Enough is enough: Gambians put faith in democracy as Yahya Jammeh ousted at ballot box

Posted on Wed 04 January 2017 in Africa • Tagged with politics, Gambia, Yahya Jammeh, Adama Barrow, West Africa, ECOWAS

Marloes Janson, SOAS, University of London


January 04, 2017 - Since the time that this article was first published on December 6, 2016, Gambia's Yahya Jammeh has gone on state TV to reject the results of the election that he lost. Citing irregularities, he has called for fresh elections.

As …

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