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Desolate lands. (Photo/Caritas International/Flickr).

The Worst Drought In Living Memory: Drying Out And Dying Out In Kenya’s Turkana

One local official said half a million head of livestock had succumbed to thirst, hunger, and disease, leaving many herders destitute.


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For some Senegalese salt is good business. For its farmers, it's a nightmare. (Photo/Yoann Gauthier/Flickr).

These Senegalese Women Are Fighting And Winning The Battle Against A Major But Unusual Climate Change Threat – Salt

Almost 60 anti-salt dykes have been built across four regions of Senegal, allowing some 7,000 hectares of once-toxic land to be farmed.


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This Foreign Invader Has Robbed African Farmers Of $3 Billion, And There’s No Silver Bullet To Kill It

As a moth, they are good flyers averaging about 100 kilometres a night. If left untreated, the armyworm can cause crop losses of up to 50%, munching its way through a hectare within 72 hours.


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The Nile cuts through Cairo and it's virtually Egypt's only source of fresh water. (Photo/CTSNOW/Flickr).

Over 300 Million Rely On It: Why The 11 Nations That Depend On The Nile Need To Reach A River Deal Soon

More than 80% of the water reaching Egypt comes from the Blue Nile which originates in Ethiopia.


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Millet has high levels of iron and other micronutrients, is very tolerant to drought and can keep for a long time. (Photo/ Flickr/ Rootytoot)

Going Back To Your Roots: Africa Must Re-Adopt Its ‘Orphan Crops’ In The Face Of A Changing Environment

More than 95% of the global populations food needs relies on maize, rice and wheat, with global food security dependent on fewer than 30 plant species. Indigenous African crops can battle a range of stresses like drought