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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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A Ugandan contingent of the AMISOM forces on the road to Baidoa. (Photo/ AU-UN IST/ Tobin Jones).

Al Shabaab And African Union Forces In A War Of Attrition In Somalia: Who Will Blink First?

Few of AMISOM’s backers want to shoulder the burden of Somalia’s long term stability, several – including Ethiopia – have begun to withdraw their troops. Al-Shabaab will probably quietly wait them out.


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Ethiopia has seen much physical development and economic growth in the past decade. But the rose tints may be fading. (Photo/Simon Davis/DFID)

Not Long Ago, Ethiopians Said Their Country Was More Democratic Than Botswana, Ghana Or Mauritius

But it seems Ethiopians define ‘democracy’ more instrumentally, in terms of provision of material welfare or effective governance, rather than intrinsically — that is, protecting individual freedoms or following procedures