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Tag Archives: Migration

Increasing land use could turn Mount Kilimanjaro into an ecological island

A herd of elephants walk in front of Mount Kilimanjaro in Amboseli National Park. Photo by CARL DE SOUZA/AFP via Getty Images Andreas Hemp, Bayreuth University and Claudia Hemp, Bayreuth University Located in Tanzania, with a height of almost 6,000 metres, Mount Kilimanjaro is Africa’s tallest mountain. Over the years, there’s been extensive urbanisation and development at the base of …

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Niger’s democratic transition is good news, but the threat of insurgency remains high

Following an inconclusive election in December 2020, Niger’s Independent National Electoral Commission is set for a runoff in February. Photo by Issouf Sanogo/AFP via Getty Images Olayinka Ajala, Leeds Beckett University Despite the twin problems – poverty and insecurity – that have faced Niger in the past few decades, President Mahamadou Issoufou successfully completed his two-term tenure. In December 2020, …

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Climate change, migration and urbanisation: patterns in sub-Saharan Africa

Herders at the N’gonga cattle market, Niger: Changing rainfall patterns alter locations of pastures the migrating herders depend on. Getty Images Roman Hoffmann, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research The link between climate change and migration has gained both academic and public interest in recent years. Many studies have found that environmental hazards affect migration. But the links are nuanced …

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