Genocide survivor thrives in AmericaCharlotte Postby Laurie D. Willis, For The Charlotte Post SALISBURY – In 1994 in Rwanda, a small east African country, 800000 Tutsi were massacred in what became known as the Rwandan Genocide.
Somebody answer the phone For so long SA has been leading Africa in all sectors. Over and above the history of Apartheid and the strife that brought SA stood shoulder above any other African country...
Despite decades of anti-colonial civilian resistance in Africa, a pernicious movement of land acquisition is overtaking he continent at a rate unprecedented since the conquests of the 19th Century. In a low profile manner, significantly more than 125 million acres of land—more than double the size of Britain—has been sold to wealthy investors or foreign governments since 2010. With China and India leading the list of national purchasers, and Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan amongst the leading multinational corporate plunderers, the countries most affected by recent sales include the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eritrea, and Ethiopia. Oxfam International has reported that, in some cases, land has been sold for less than forty cents an acre.
WBUROut Of Africa: A Heritage Of HealthWBURNot so a diet with African origins. Some of you may know what foods and traditional ways of eating stem from Africa and the African Diaspora, and eat those foods regularly.
Once known as 'the pearl of Africa' Uganda has seen exploitation of its agricultural potential impeded by dictators and civil war. More recently, Uganda has made significant progress, becoming increasingly peaceful, stable and prosperous.
The UN Committee on World Food Security on Friday adopted draft guidelines against land grabbing to better protect rural communities. DW spoke to the UN's Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, Olivier De Schutter.
http://www.ted.com Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authen...
To gain a global perspective inherently requires understanding multiple perspectives. Africa is frequently portrayed as 'the other' but also homogenized within a single narrative that 'flattens' truth. How do we teach about other places that develop geographic empathy and show the many stories of places?
The AfDB's crystal-gazing reveals how crucial policy decisions must be taken now for the future health of the continent...
Events have a funny way of leapfrogging the futurologists. Many Tunisians, Egyptians and Libyans may have dreamt of freedom, but few of them saw the Arab Spring coming. A bullish new report by economists at the African Development Bank (AfDB), "Africa in 50 years' time", lays out the challenge that brave policy decisions taken now will determine the pace of Africa's progress.
Access to basic education in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) remains poor, with up to seven million children across the vast country out of school - despite a 2010 government decision to make primary education free.
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South Sudan accuses Sudanese air force of escalating a series of aerial bombardments (RT @dailynation New #Sudan clashes as battle rages after North #attacks South #oil fields http://t.co/NPjkKKzm...)...
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...the overall difference in the structure of typical African economies, compared to the West, makes a big difference. The fewer resources available to regulatory and tax authorities and the smaller sizes of businesses jointly ...
The extraordinary story of how a large rural area of Ethiopia is taking itself out of poverty.
Twenty men and women are taught new skills such as dam building, bricklaying, soil rotation, micro-banking or livestock rearing. The deal is that each of them has to pass their new-found knowledge on to 20 more people – their ‘followers’. Those ‘followers’ then pass it on to 20 more and so on. Within a short period, tens of thousands are now growing cash crops for the first time, digging irrigation systems and even building their own hospitals and schools.
- Good trick, if it lasts longer than, say, 2 years...
"To be able to produce food for Africa and reduce importation of seed, seed companies need to stand up to the challenge and produce 10,000 tonnes of seed each. This could feed at least 600 million Africa," Ngongi said.
PASS director Joe DeVries said private sector seed companies have responded positively to the challenge to improve seed quality and increase quantity to reach as many smallholder farmers.
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