Kenya and Somalia are facing off in court over an oil-rich triangle of the Indian Ocean — Quartz

Kenya and Somalia are in dispute over a potentially lucrative, triangular stretch of 100,000 square kilometers of offshore territory believed to contain large oil and gas deposits. In the latest twist, Somalia has won a hearing on its case before the International Court of Justice from Sept. 19 to Sept. 23, in accordance with the…

via Kenya and Somalia are facing off in court over an oil-rich triangle of the Indian Ocean — Quartz

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Miami Neighborhood Now Free of Zika, Officials Say — TIME

(MIAMI) — Authorities declared a victory Monday in stemming further infections of Zika in Miami’s Wynwood arts district, but continued to caution pregnant women about traveling to the city and surrounding areas out of concerns for catching the virus. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lifted a warning for pregnant women to stay…

via Miami Neighborhood Now Free of Zika, Officials Say — TIME

Opposition Protests in Democratic Republic of Congo Kill at Least 17 — TIME

(KINSHASA, Congo) — Street clashes between security forces and demonstrators opposed to President Joseph Kabila left at least 17 dead in Congo’s capital Monday in a dramatic sign of mounting tensions after officials sought to delay the upcoming election until next year. Some view a delay as a way for Kabila to prolong his rule…

via Opposition Protests in Democratic Republic of Congo Kill at Least 17 — TIME

A New Study Estimates That 100,000 People Died From the Indonesian Haze Last Year — TIME

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian forest fires that choked a swath of Southeast Asia with a smoky haze for weeks last year may have caused more than 100,000 deaths, according to new research that will add to pressure on Indonesia’s government to tackle the annual crisis. The study by scientists from Harvard University and Columbia…

via A New Study Estimates That 100,000 People Died From the Indonesian Haze Last Year — TIME

Thousands Evacuated as Fire Rips Through Greek Refugee Camp — TIME

At least 4,000 people were evacuated from the Moira refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos Monday after a fire destroyed many make-shift homes. The camp is one of the largest in Greece, housing some 5,600 migrants and refugees, though it has the capacity for just 3,600, reports the BBC. No injuries were reported…

via Thousands Evacuated as Fire Rips Through Greek Refugee Camp — TIME

Israeli Police Kill Two Palestinian Attackers in the West Bank — TIME

(JERUSALEM) — Two Palestinians were killed on Monday as they tried to stab Israeli police in the West Bank city of Hebron while a third Palestinian was shot and wounded after stabbing and wounding two Israeli police officers in Jerusalem, police said. The two attacks followed a bloody weekend in which four Palestinians were killed…

via Israeli Police Kill Two Palestinian Attackers in the West Bank — TIME

Online degrees are “unacceptable” in Nigeria even though they could plug an education gap — Quartz

Every year, more than half of Nigeria’s 1.5 million high school graduates fail to gain admission into local universities and other institutions of learning. The result of being underfunded, the local university system can only cater for around 40% of them. For those who can afford it, schooling abroad is a well-serviced option despite high…

via Online degrees are “unacceptable” in Nigeria even though they could plug an education gap — Quartz

Only seven people in the world speak this Kenyan tribe’s language—and now they are trying to save it — Quartz

The Yaaku tribe, of Kenya’s Rift Valley, number only around 4,000 people. And only seven people, all over the age of 70, can speak the tribe’s native language, Yakunte, fluently. As the number of Yakunte speakers has dwindled, various efforts have been made to save the language. Yakunte speakers and a Dutch researcher wrote a…

via Only seven people in the world speak this Kenyan tribe’s language—and now they are trying to save it — Quartz