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Star shine, moon glow from Water Life collection by Aida Muluneh commissioned by WaterAid and supported by H&M Foundation

Ethiopian Artist Aida Muluneh's 'Water Life' Is a Response to the Urgent Threat of Water Scarcity

The photo series, shot in the hottest place on earth, will be showing at Somerset House in London starting this September.

The Ethiopian artist Aida Muluneh will bring her highly-acclaimed photo series "Water Life" to London's Somerset House this September, as part of the creative institution's "ongoing strand of environmental programming." The highly-acclaimed series addresses water scarcity—particularly its grave impact on the wellbeing of women and girls.

Described as an "afrofuturist work," the series was shot in Dallol, Afar in Ethiopia, an extreme setting known to have the hottest and driest conditions on earth. "Taking inspiration from traditional ornamentation and body paint from across the African continent, the Ethiopian-born artist has explored not just issues of water scarcity and ecological emergency but also the vital role of art in advocacy and how Africa is represented in global media," reads a description of "Water Life."

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Cyclone Kenneth Could Be the Second Damaging Storm To Hit Mozambique In Over a Month

Tanzanian authorities have also warned those living along the southern coast to move to safer ground ahead of the storm.

Just shortly after Mozambique was ravaged with the devastating Cyclone Idai in March, the country has been warned of another destructive storm that's heading their way very soon.

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Flash Floods in Kenya Have Displaced 200,000 People

Some Kenyans are literally swimming in their homes due to severe flooding in areas of the country.

The Red Cross in Kenya has estimated that recent floods in various counties and regions of the country have left around 200,000 people homeless.

Heavy rainfall has plagued the area since last week, and is expected to continue and cause more people to flee their homes. The Red Cross has asked people in the area to evacuate immediately, as the situation may worsen—two damns in particular, Masinga and Kamburu, are at risk of overflowing.

There have also been mudslides in the area, causing roads to completely shut down. Many residents have had to be rescued from their homes after being trapped on rooftops.

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Africa Will Be a Little Too Lit If We Don’t Do Something—a Conversation on Climate Change

We speak with Lerato Letebele, of the climate change organization 350, about how climate change is impacting the continent, and what we can do to help fight it.

Climate Change is here and it doesn't give a fuck about you or me. Climate change is a violent process. Not only does it wreck the planet, it has and will create conditions for social turmoil. Mass migrations out of severely impacted areas, wars over dwindling natural resources. Meanwhile, fossil fuel corporations, the ones who are reaping massively obscene profits from our planet’s demise, are disseminating misleading information to the public, arguing that climate change is not real.

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