$6.4 billion spent to combat desertification in last 2 years: Report

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
By Ishan KukretiLast Updated: Friday 06 September 2019https://www.downtoearth.org.in/news/climate-change/-6-4-billion-spent-to-combat-desertification-in-last-2-years-report-66528 To combat desertification, around $6.4 billion has been?spent by member countries of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification’s (UNCCD)?between July 2017 and June 2019, according to a report by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) on the financing of programmes and projects concerning desertification,…

The High Atlas Mountains, Imlil, Morocco

Originally posted on Mountain Diaries:
Morocco may be best known for its desert camel rides through the sand dunes, the blue city of Chefchaouen, exploring the old cities and the souk in Marrakech and Fes but when I landed in Morocco, I really felt like going to the mountains. (It’s just this urge I get…

Why Hausa is a Fascinating Language.

Originally posted on adamuminister:
By Farooq A. Kperogi, Ph.D. Hausaphone northern Nigerians on social media celebrate “Ranar Hausa” (Hausa Day) every August 26. In honor of the celebration, I share with the reader a reworked version of a column I wrote on September 4, 2016 in the aftermath of the controversy stoked by Facebook founder…

Ancient Egypt

Ancient Egypt was the preeminent civilization in North Africa, the Mediterranean and Middle East for nearly 3,000 years, from 3100 BC to 332 BC. The River Nile’s predictable flooding along with controlled irrigation systems allowed for flourishing agriculture (primarily wheat and barley) and large food surpluses, and subsequently, denser populations, and much social, cultural and…

Changing The Migration Horizon From North Africa To Europe

Changing The Migration Horizon From North Africa To Europe

AfroInsider.com posted this interesting view on all migration from and/or through North Africa towards Europe whose future looks as if it could be decided in North Africa. The potential impact of Algeria’s current political instability would not only the country and the region but also Europe. New leadership is coming into power at the European […]

Libya’s Never Ending Civil War…or Is It?

Originally posted on Astute News:
Ghassan Salame, the UN’s point man for Libya began his analysis and brief to the Security Council last week by emphasising that the armed conflict in Libya “shows no signs of abating”. He added “The war around Tripoli has already left nearly 1100 dead, including 106 civilians. Hundreds of thousands…