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Boko Haram: Exacerbating and Benefiting From Food and Water Insecurity in the Lake Chad Basin

Via Future Directions International, commentary on the impact that water insecurity is having upon the rise/influence of Boko Haram in the Lake Chad region: Key Points The Lake Chad basin suffers from multiple security stressors, including widespread unemployment, poverty and conflict. Rising food and water insecurity exacerbates the tensions that arise from these stressors. Food […]

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Fights Over Water Worsening Lake Chad Conflict

Via AllAfrica, a report on how the impact of drying Lake Chad is causing tensions among communities with Cameroonians and Nigerians in Darak village, who constantly fight over the water: REPEATED conflicts among nationals of different countries over control of the remaining water in the drying Lake Chad are worsening insecurity in the terror-prone region. […]

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The Thirsty Dragon: China Ostensibly Cancels Myitsone Dam Project in Myanmar in Favour of Access to Kyaukpyu Port

Via Future Directions International, a report on the future of the Chinese-financed, US$3.6 billion ($4.77 billion) Myitsone hydropower dam project in Myanmar: President U Htin Kyaw completed a six-day visit to Beijing on 11 April. During his first visit to China as the Burmese head of state, President Kyaw met with Chinese officials to discuss opportunities […]

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A Water Fight Like No Other May Be Brewing Over Asia’s Rivers

Via BusinessWeek, a look at the unfolding fight over Asia’s rivers: Under President Xi Jinping, China has been aggressively asserting claims to most of the South China Sea, angering neighbors by turning specks of rock into artificial islands. Another water fight could be just as explosive—this one involving fresh water. On Oct. 1, China said […]

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Lake Chad: Rising Tensions As Water Dwindles

Via AllAfrica, a report on how droughts, agricultural irrigation and climate change have reduced Lake Chad’s extent to one-tenth of its former size over the past 35 years and is now giving rise to tensions over its allocation & use: Kanada Souley casts his nets in the low waters of Lake Chad. The 40-year-old is […]

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Africa: Four Nations Agree to Water Management Programme

Via All Africa, a report on a cooperative international effort to preserve the Nubian aquifer: Seeking to improve their management of water resources, four northeast African nations today agreed at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to establish a long-term framework for utilizing a key underground water system. Chad, Egypt, Libya and Sudan signed a […]

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