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Women mourn at the funeral for Dinka Chala, a schoolteacher who family members said was shot to death by military forces during a protest in Holonkomi, in the Oromo region of Ethiopia. Photo: ©  Tiksa Negeri/Reuters

Women mourn at the funeral for Dinka Chala, a schoolteacher who family members said was shot to death by military forces during a protest in Holonkomi, in the Oromo region of Ethiopia. Photo: ©  Tiksa Negeri/Reuters

Ethiopia confronts its worst ethnic violence in years as government tries to take away community lands Paul Schemm Washington Post January 14, 2015

Government soldiers not yet ready to tackle the Simbas. Photo: © Guy Oliver/IRIN

Government soldiers not yet ready to tackle the Simbas. Photo: © Guy Oliver/IRIN

Congo’s forgotten war: The militia of Mambasa Claude Muhindo Sengenya IRIN News January 8, 2015

Mphathe, kneeling bottom row on right, with women of Dzomo la Mupo. Photo courtesy of Mphathe Makaulele

Mphathe, kneeling bottom row on right, with women of Dzomo la Mupo. Photo courtesy of Mphathe Makaulele

African women organize to reclaim agriculture against corporate takeover (from an interview with Mphatheleini Makaulele) Simon Adler and Beverly Bell Other Worlds January 6, 2016

Inside Eritrea: Conscription and poverty drive exodus from secretive African state David Smith The Guardian December 23, 2015

Farmers, civil society organizations rally behind environmentalist jailed for exposing land grabbing in Cameroon Mborn Sixtus Inter Press Service December 15, 2015 Also see HN special report Trade and Hunger.

Woman farmer in Zimbabwe. Photo: © Busani Bafana/IPS

Farmers will have limited access to climate smart agricultural knowledge and skills as cash strapped Zimbabwe cuts technical assistance from agricultural extension officers. Photo: © Busani Bafana/IPS

Weak agricultural finance, drought feed malnutrition in Zimbabwe Ignatius Banda Inter Press Service December 15, 2015

Two young members of a South Sudan militia. Photo: Jason Patinkin/IRIN

Around 80 percent of South Sudan’s working-age youth are unemployed or underemployed, and many have joined the conflict. Loyola-Marymount University’s professor of African Studies, Jok Madut Jok.explains: “Why do all these unemployed youths flock to the conflict? They join because they have nothing to lose because corruption has not allowed resources to trickle down” to create jobs for them and give them a future, he told IRIN. Photo: Jason Patinkin/IRIN

Fueled by corruption, South Sudan war enters its third year Karin Zeitvogel IRIN News December 17, 2015
South Sudan food team finds risk of 'widespread catastrophe'  Tom Miles Reuters November 26, 2015 See Harmful economic systems as a cause of hunger and poverty

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