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Should international NGOs fear Turkey's crackdown?

International NGOs and relief agencies operating in and from Turkey are watching for signs as to how President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s state of emergency declaration could impact their operations, employees, and missions, following an attempted coup on his government last week.

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Devastating droughts continue as El Nino subsides

Although the devastating El Niño of 2015 to 2016 has now subsided, in many parts of Africa, Central America and Southeast Asia rains and harvests are not expected to recover until 2017.

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Only complacency can stop Nigeria – and Africa – from finally conquering polio

It is two years since the last case of wild polio in Nigeria. Ensuring every child is vaccinated should free the entire continent of the disease inside a year.

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Yemen faces great challenges if a peace agreement is forged

Today, Yemen has three million individuals who have fled conflict, and are displaced both within the country and outside of its borders. Creating the right conditions for their return home is both a humanitarian imperative and critical to regional and global security.

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New report outlines a “Political Agenda for Peace” in Africa

The World Peace Foundation has outlined a bold new vision for the African Union to prevent and resolve armed conflicts. In an independent new report titled “African Politics, African Peace” the foundation argues that the African Union should reinvest in the politics of conflict prevention and mediation and ensure that all military peace support operations are designed with clear political leadership.

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Why the International AIDS Conference still matters

In the lead-up to last week's International AIDS Conference in Durban, Professor Mzi Nduna of the University of the Witwatersrand’s Department of Psychology spoke to The Conversation Africa about why she disagrees with those who criticise such conferences as little more than 'talk shops'.

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Anger, mourning in Afghanistan after Kabul suicide attack

Members of Afghanistan's Hazara minority began the task of burying more than 80 people killed in Saturday's suicide attack in Kabul with many blaming political leaders for security failures that led to the massacre.

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How does South Sudan move forward?

Although a ceasefire between rival forces in the South Sudanese capital, Juba, is largely holding, the underlying tensions that led to five days of deadly violence earlier this month remains unaddressed. So what happens next?

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Fear grows as Turkey introduces state of emergency

Turkey's state of emergency, accompanied by the government's extensive purges, has deepened divisions among government supporters and critics in the wake of the failed coup.

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President Obama takes 'victory lap' at global development summit

Against a background of one of the most divisive US elections in recent memories, President Obama has spoken on the importance of maintaining continuity in US aid throughout the next administration, at a development summit that officials billed as one part “celebration” and one part “recommitment.”

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