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

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 President Al Bashir – who is already indicted for crimes against humanity by the International Criminal Court. For well over a year, the world has known fully – from a wide […]

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Addis Ababa Named One of the World’s Best Cities to Visit in 2013

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 placed Addis Ababa 9th in a top 10 cities list in its Best in Travel 2013 publication. San Francisco, California finished top in the list followed by Amsterdam (The Netherlands) […]

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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 the rise, according to a new report showing findings from the first international rapid food security and nutritional assessment conducted in South Kordofan since 2011. According to the assessment, the prevalence […]

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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 food production. Food shortages and malnutrition have been reduced in many parts of Africa, the Global Hunger Index says. But it remains “extremely alarming” in countries such as Eritrea and Burundi. […]

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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 to be self-sufficient. The demand for wheat is growing faster than for any other crop, according to statistics of the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT). Researchers are looking into […]

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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 2000 years,” Tanzania’s President Kikwete stated during a recent speech to the African Green Revolution Forum in Arusha, Tanzania. “Yet, we in Africa are only now seeing a shift from hand […]

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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 as the country’s 28,000 truck drivers, crippling the nation and leading to massive food and fuel shortages. As the tensions continue, there were 2 more murders over the weekend in Marikana, […]

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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 such as finance and availability of lands to farm fish, according to one fish farmer. To augment the shortfalls, traders buy and transport fish from South-western states like Oyo and Lagos […]

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