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Avoiding deforestation and forest degradation

Avoiding deforestation and forest degradation under a new climate agreement: The evolution of REDD+ and implications for international forest policy

By Maria Brockhaus.


Defaunation Leads to Desertification

The word ‘Defaunation‘ is a merely new term used by scientists in a recent article published in the Journal Nature Communications. According to the team of scientists ” large animals important for the carbon storage in tropical forests. 182 more words

Short Assessment on Violent Extremism Threat in Burkina Faso

By Rida Lyammouri

May 18th, 2016

In less than a year Burkina Faso experienced attacks by different extremist groups, including al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), the Macina Liberation Front (MLF) or Ansar al-Din south, and al-Murabitun of Adnan Abu Walid al-Sahraoui. 590 more words


Moroccan Authorities Should be Praised and Not Criticized!

By Rida Lyammouri

May 17th, 2016

13 years after Casablanca attacks, Moroccan authorities did a tremendous job keeping violence off the country and its people and visitors safe, so thank you! 989 more words


Algeria: weathering the storm or about to implode?

By Jacob Lindelöw Berntson

In late March, Algeria’s ruling party FLN (Front de Libération Nationale) held a rally in which leader Amar Saadani urged Algerians to stand behind President Abdelaziz Bouteflika and the country’s army. 833 more words

Middle East

Adnan Abu Walid al-Sahraoui Threatens Morocco

By Rida Lyammouri

May 7th, 2015

Al-Jazeera Arabic reported on 04 May 2016 to have received an audio recording from so called Islamic State in Grand Sahara. 498 more words


Farmer-led irrigation in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia is transforming food security

Photo credit: CGIAR

Farmers manually irrigate a field in Kumasi, Ghana.Photo Credit: Bernard Keraita/IWMI

Water-smart investment benefits ripple beyond food security

By Meredith Giordano

Nearly four years ago, researchers documented for the first time how farmer-led irrigation in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia is transforming food security at an astonishing scale. 285 more words