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Friday, August 5, 2016

Internet Slowdown Disrupt Bahrain Cleric

The Internet slowdown in the Bahraini village of Diraz, home to a leading Shia cleric, appears to have been ordered by Manama in a bid to disrupt anti-regime protests there, says a monitoring and advocacy group. Diraz Sheikh Isa Qassim

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Government Agencies Must Consider The Climate, White House Says | ThinkProgress

The White House on Tuesday released new guidance that directs federal agencies to consider climate change during environmental reviews. 
The announcement from the Council for Environmental Quality does not create a new rule or regulation for agencies. Rather, the 34-page document explains "how to consider the impacts of [agencies] actions on climate change" while undertaking National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) reviews.

Lake Chad 'forgotten' as world focuses on Boko Haram-hit Nigeria | Reuters

DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The world must not forget about the impact of the Boko Haram insurgency on West Africa's Lake Chad region where 100,000 people are uprooted, as fears of famine rise in northeast Nigeria, aid agencies said on Thursday.

Nearly 250,000 children in Nigeria's northeast Borno state, where food is in short supply, suffer from life-threatening malnourishment and many are dying, the United Nations and Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said last month.

Yet hunger and malnutrition rates across the border in Chad, where poverty and desertification have been compounded by Boko Haram violence, are troubling, said Pascal Nshimirimana, Chad program manager for the International Medical Corps (IMC).

"There is a lot of focus on the Nigerian side of the border, but the Chadian side is being forgotten," Nshimirimana said.

The region is the world's most neglected humanitarian crisis, the U.N. aid chief said earlier this year.

Cyber security firms vulnerable to M&A attacks — FT.com