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Investing in Zimbabwe’s Smallholder Farmers
To take his mangoes to Shurugwi, 230 kms south of Harare, requires Edward Madzokere to hire a cart and wake up at dawn. The fruit farmer sells his produce at the nearest “growth point” at Tongogara (the term for areas targeted for development) where the prices are not stable. “As a fruit grower, I have […]

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:24:21 +0000

Three Times as Many Mobile Phones as Toilets in Africa
This story is part of IPS coverage of World Water Day, observed on March 22.

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 00:02:57 +0000

Former Boko Haram Abductees Speak Out
Though still fearful for her life and the safety of her family, one of the girls who escaped abduction by Boko Haram in Nigeria has appealed to global leaders to intervene and help bring back 195 schoolgirls still being held by the terrorist network. Next month it will be three years since the Nigerian militants […]

Sat, 18 Mar 2017 22:39:31 +0000

From Barriers to Bridges: Transformation of the Kenya-Ethiopia Border Region
Siddharth Chatterjee is the United Nations Resident Coordinator to Kenya.

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 14:02:24 +0000

New Evidence Confirms Risk That Mideast May Become Uninhabitable
New evidence is deepening scientific fears, advanced few years ago, that the Middle East and North Africa risk becoming uninhabitable in a few decades, as accessible fresh water has fallen by two-thirds over the past 40 years. This sharp water scarcity simply not only affects the already precarious provision of drinking water for most of […]

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 16:42:43 +0000

Khat in the Horn of Africa: A Scourge or Blessing?
Throughout a Sunday afternoon in the Ethiopian capital, Yemeni émigré men in their fifties and sixties arrive at a traditional Yemeni-styled mafraj room clutching bundles of green, leafy stalks: khat. As the hours pass they animatedly discuss economics, politics, history, life and more while chewing the leaves. The gathering is a picture of civility. But […]

Sun, 12 Mar 2017 21:54:18 +0000

At 60, Ghana Looks to a Future Beyond Aid
Ghana turned 60 years old this week. The West African country gained independence from Britain on Mar. 6, 1957, and remains a study in contradictions. At 60, Ghana is viewed by many as a beacon of democracy and stability. But its current growth rate is just 3.6 percent — the lowest in 20 years — […]

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 02:00:08 +0000
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Aid Groups Determined to Continue Operations in South Sudan
Unidentified assailants took the lives of six aid workers in South Sudan on Saturday, the highest number killed in a single incident since South Sudan's conflict began in December 2013, according to the United Nations. Working for a local NGO called GREDO, they were killed in the Magri area of Central Equatoria State, as they traveled from South Sudan's capital, Juba, to the town of Pibor.   GREDO program director Jaffar Mbugua told VOA's South Sudan in Focus that a...

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 15:10:40 -0400

More Than 30 al-Shabab Militants Killed Somali, Kenyan Officials Report
More than 30 al-Shabab fighters were killed when African Union and Somali forces attacked two of the armed group's bases in southern Jubaland, according to Somali and Kenyan officials. Mohamed Ahmed Hersi, a deputy commander with the Jubaland administration, said al-Shabab weapons were also destroyed in the "surprise" attacks that began Saturday and continued Sunday near Badhadhe. "We killed at least 33 al-Shabab militants and destroyed vehicles mounted with...

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:21:54 -0400

US Wants Quarter Cut to UN Congo Troop Cap, Others Warn Wrong Time
The United States wants to cut by a quarter the troop cap for the U.N. peacekeeping mission in Democratic Republic of Congo, said diplomats, despite warnings by France and others against drastic changes to the world body's largest and most expensive operation. The mandate for the $1.2 billion mission in the central African state, known as MONUSCO, expires on Friday. The confidential Security Council negotiations on its renewal are taking place amid U.N. warnings that violence is...

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 10:42:29 -0400

Experts Say Climate Change May Be Making African Drought Worse
As East Africa struggles through a drought, scientists say climate change may be making the situation worse as a warming planet may be altering the weather patterns that bring rain to the region. In Somalia, the rains failed late last year. And the rains before that were meager. Livestock have died. Crops have failed. Famine threatens Somalia for the second time this decade. While drought is not uncommon in this dry region, it has gotten worse, Chris Funk, a climate scientist at the...

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 03:30:27 -0400

Experts Say Climate Change May Be Making African Drought Worse
As East Africa struggles through a drought, scientists say climate change may be making the situation worse. VOA's Steve Baragona looks at how a warming planet may be altering the weather patterns that bring rain to the region.

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 03:21:00 -0400

6 Aid Workers Killed in South Sudan
U.N. officials say six humanitarian aid workers were ambushed and killed in South Sudan. The officials said the workers were killed Saturday as they traveled in a convoy from the capital, Juba, to the the eastern town of Pibor. "I am appalled and outraged by the heinous murder...," Eugene Owusu, the top U.N. humanitarian official in South Sudan said. "At a time when humanitarian needs have reached unprecedented levels, it is entirely unacceptable that those who are...

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 03:12:24 -0400

UN Makes Big Push to Wipe Out Polio on African Continent
The World Health Organization and U.N. children's fund are spearheading a massive immunization campaign across Africa to rid the continent of the last vestiges of polio. Tens of thousands of health workers will fan out across 13 central and western African countries to vaccinate more than 116 million children under age five against the crippling disease. The U.N. agencies report more than 190,000 volunteers, traveling on foot or bicycle, will go house to house across all...

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 01:05:36 -0400

Rwanda's Kagame Is First African Leader to Address AIPAC
Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame hailed Rwanda-Israel friendship Sunday in an address to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) policy conference. He was the first African head of state ever to address the pro-Israel forum that brings together thousands of activists, experts and elected officials. “My message today is simple: Rwanda is, without question, a friend of Israel,” said Kagame,who is credited for putting an end to the 1994 genocide in his country. In a refence...

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 16:18:49 -0400

IGAD Leaders to Help Send Refugees Back Home
The leaders of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development regional grouping, meeting in Nairobi Saturday, agreed to facilitate the voluntary return of refugees and address the political and security situation in Somalia. Eight leaders from eastern Africa met in Nairobi to discuss the situation of Somali refugees in the region. The meeting was held two months before the planned Dadaab refugee camp closure by the Kenyan government. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta insists the...

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 07:51:47 -0400

Six Months After Election, Moroccan Government Forms
Moroccan Prime Minster Saad Eddine El Othmani said Saturday he had agreed to form a coalition government with five other parties, breaking nearly six months of post-election deadlock. Othmani, from the Islamist Justice and Development Party (PJD), was appointed as premier last week by Morocco’s King Mohammed VI. He replaced PJD leader Abdelilah Benkirane, whose efforts to form a government following October elections had been frustrated. “The next steps will be deciding on government...

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 21:43:44 -0400

Nigerian Officials, Companies Summoned to Discuss Immigration Revenues
Nigerian lawmakers on Saturday summoned the attorney general, accountant general, minister of interior and representatives of four companies to appear next month before a committee of parliamentarians over allegations that revenues were withheld from the immigration service. The head of the Nigeria Immigration Service told a committee led by Senator Solomon Adeola that the companies performed services for the NIS in public-private partnerships. The services, provided between 2012 and...

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 21:15:59 -0400
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What's Up Africa: Pastor Doom? Why not Pastor Whipped cream?
What's Up Africa: Were customs officers left a little red-faced at Johannesburg Airport?

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 17:29:30 GMT

Violette Uwamahoro: Rwanda court releases UK woman
A judge says no evidence warrants detaining the pregnant woman and frees her after five weeks in custody.

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 17:24:42 GMT

South Sudan attack 'could hinder aid deliveries'
"Shocking" killing of aid workers is causing charities to re-assess famine relief in South Sudan.

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 16:24:32 GMT

Tanzania rapper Nay wa Mitego freed after Magufuli criticism
Tanzania's president "loves" a rap song which had led to the arrest of the artist, who is now free.

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:48:06 GMT

Watford's Isaac Success aims for World Cup with Nigeria
Watford striker Isaac Success is determined to help Nigeria qualify for the 2018 World Cup after making his senior debut for the Super Eagles.

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:19:01 GMT

Thomas Fessy: What is behind Congo police beheadings?
Up to 400 people have reportedly been killed in the central DR Congo province of Kasai - what is going on?

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 10:09:37 GMT

Ghana's former video analyst Gerard Nus ends protest
A former member of Ghana's coaching team, Gerard Nus, ends his sit-in protest as he is paid all his bonuses by the football association.

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 09:47:26 GMT

Banned from school
Photographs of the young girls banned from attending school

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 23:04:28 GMT

Egypt convicts 56 over migrant boat sinking that killed 200
The migrants had been hoping to reach Italy when the boat capsized off Egypt's coast last September.

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 14:35:56 GMT

It's miraculous, says South Africa's spinach king
Lufefe Nomjana grows, bakes and sells healthy spinach bread and juices in his local community.

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 08:20:49 GMT