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U.S. Okays $250m for Nigerian Fertilizer Plant

The Board of Directors of the United States’ Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) has approved a $250 million loan to fund a nitrogen fertilizer facility in Nigeria.

Sudan’s Continuing Campaign of African Extermination

There is hardly any meaningful international response to the horrible suffering of up to a million Sudanese now targeted in a military campaign by...

Addis Ababa Named One of the World’s Best Cities to Visit...

Lonely Planet, the global travel guidebook company, has named Addis Ababa, Ethiopia as one of the world’s best cities to visit in 2013.Lonely Planet...

Sudan: Report Documents Starvation Warfare by Government

Food security conditions in South Kordofan, Sudan are dramatically declining, and malnutrition among children in the rebel-held areas of the conflict-torn state is on...

Africa Shows Progress on Hunger – Report

Africa has had more success than South Asia in tackling the problem of hunger over the past decade, according to a report on world...

Africa Seeks to Grow More, Buy Less

Africa can ensure food security by producing wheat. New research presented in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia this week shows that the continent has the potential...

Africa Can Feed the World

"In the Bible, Christ talks about the people of Israel using the ox and plough - a technology that has been around for over...

Strikes Crippling South Africa, Creating Shortages

A strike that began in the platinum and gold mines of South Africa has spread across the economy to other South African industries, such...

The Intriguing World of Fish Farming

There is high demand for fish in Abuja but supply is low because fish farmers cannot meet the demands as a result of factors...

Africa: A Second Chance for a Green Revolution

As the world searches desperately for ways to boost food production by at least 70 percent by 2050 to feed an increasingly hungry planet,...

Haiti: They Don’t Have Food? Give Them Carnival

In 2012, the Maafa is a penal colony in U.S.-occupied Haiti – the national penitentiary. This image expresses a reality reminiscent of chained Africans...

Crisis Blights the Lives of Children in Mali

Children in Mali are at growing risk of severe hunger, disease and recruitment by Arab terrorist groups amid drought-induced food shortages and widening conflict,...

Deaths, Losses Mount in Haiti in Wake of Tropical Storm Isaac

Before setting its sights on Cuba and South Florida, Tropical Storm Isaac left at least eight Haitians dead and cut a path of destruction...

How African Politicians Gave Away $100bn Worth of African Land

With minimal consultation, African governments are signing away huge tracts of land for lease on the cheap. Now communities are raising their voices in...

Mali Facing ‘Desperate’ Situation

The United Nations today called for immediate action to tackle Mali's current humanitarian crisis which is driven by food insecurity, malnutrition, population displacement and...

UN Peacekeepers Using Attack Helicopters Against Rebels in Congo

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) used two of its attack helicopters on Thursday in support of...

We Can Feed 10 Billion, But Will We?

Concerns about food - what we now call food security - are as old as mankind. Thomas Malthus' eloquentEssay on Population, published in 1798, crystallised...

Changing Economic Dynamics Working in Africa’s Favour

History has cast a long shadow over Africa's trade performance, argues Pascal Lamy, director-general of the World Trade Organisation. Colonial patterns of trade prevented...

U.S. Rep. Again Implores Obama to Act on Sudan

People have resorted to eating straw and bugs because there is no other food in the Nuba mountains. The condition of the people arriving at the Yida refugee camp points to a serious shortage of food in the Nuba mountains.

Ghana: The Way Forward – A Pan-Africanist Appeal

Ghana and Africa need millions of Kwame Nkrumah today to take us through the next stage of our economic independence. But the only way to produce millions of Nkrumah is when the youth study and understand what he has written.

World Trade Leader Optimistic on Africa’s Economic Prospects

The Director-General of the World Trade Organisation, Pascal Lamy, recently said tha he is optimistic about Africa's trade prospects, especially in agriculture, and calls...

Uganda
 Improved Food Security by Empowering Farmers

Better storage facilities and packaging have lead to higher prices and more negotiating leverage 
for maize growers in Uganda. Farmers in Uganda used to be...