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We Can Feed 10 Billion, But Will We?

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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

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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

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AFRICANGLOBE - 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

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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

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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

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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...

Triple Disaster Threatens Children in Northern Mali

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UNICEF says that children in the northern Mali are among the most vulnerable in the Sahel region, confronted not just by the food and...

Can an African ‘Green Revolution’ Feed the World?

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"Africa is now the last frontier in terms of arable land," said James Nyoro, the Rockefeller Foundation's managing director for Africa. "With the population...

Oil Wealth Brings Superficial Changes to Chad

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It has been two years since I was last in Chad after a long stint as a correspondent in London. Not long enough to...

Malian Military Deposes Weak and Incompetent President for Failing to Stop...

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Former Malian President Amadou Toumani Touré, overthrown this morning by mutinous soldiers, said recently that tackling recalcitrant Arab Tuareg rebels in the north is...

Israel Mulls Expanded Presence in Africa

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Israel has expressed plans to strengthen relations in the East African region and the rest of Africa by using Kenya as a hub. While launching...

Rigging the Rules: Unfair Land Deals in South Sudan

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According to a recent report by the Oakland Institute, 'Understanding Land Investment Deals in Africa: South Sudan', a large influx of one-sided foreign investment...

World Bank Lauds Rwanda On Food Security

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The World Bank Vice President for Sustainable Development, Rachel Kyte, said Rwanda put in place the right measures to ensure a food secure population. "This is one of the countries where you can see the impact of investment made after the 2008 food crisis," Kyte said Sunday during a news conference at the World Bank office in Kigali after her three-day visit during which she toured various projects funded by the bank across the country. She added that the government's response was to ensure that any future food crisis will not have direct impact on Rwanda.

Sudan Refugees Feel Left Out in the Cold

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Thousands of civilians who fled conflict in the Sudanese state of South Kordofan across the border into the new country of South Sudan continue to face insecurity and a reduced humanitarian presence following a bombing raid, according to the refugees and aid workers.

British Firm Illegally Evicts 20,000 Ugandans From Their Land

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The revelation is contained in a report, Land and Power, released on Thursday by British NGO Oxfam, which notes that speculators, pension funds and global agri-businesses from rich countries have been quietly acquiring large chunks of land in African countries such as Uganda, South Sudan and Ethiopia, leading to conflict, hunger and human rights abuses.

UN Ramps Up Aid in Drought-Stricken Horn of Africa As Number...

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The United Nations reported today that nearly a million more people need humanitarian aid across the drought-stricken Horn of Africa, bringing the total to 13.3 million, while funding to save lives there faces a shortfall of nearly $1 billion.
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