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Francis: Projects like Dakota Access Pipeline should seek native peoples’ consent


Pope Francis said that economic development projects on lands that have historically belonged to indigenous peoples should be subject to the “prior and informed consent” of those peoples, in remarks that could be applied to the controversy over the Dakota Access Pipeline in the United States.

Severe drought brings starving Kenyans to church doorsteps

Drought in Eastern Africa: In Thatha, about 93 miles northeast of Nairobi, a severe drought has left many families without food, water and pasture for their livestock. "The rains are our greatest disappointment," Agnes Mwikali, a 40-year-old mother said. "Every season, we plant our seeds and watch the crops germinate, only for the rains to leave before they mature."


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February 10-23, 2017