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Is Food Security in Africa Increasing?

  Eastern Cape Big Pineapple; Author: NJR ZA; Source: Wiki Commons An interesting article by Miriam Gathigah for Inter Press Africa suggests that several countries on the continent have hugely improved food security over recent years. Ghana, South Africa, Rwanda, Liberia, Malawi … Continue reading

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News: Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Wangari Maathai, dies aged 71

Wangari Maathai, the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize died on Sunday in a hospital in Nairobi. Maathai was an inspiring figure; a social activist and environmental campaigner and a relentless advocate of the struggles of women in … Continue reading

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US Universities implicated in land grabbing in Africa

Major US universities including Harvard have been implicated in significant ‘land grabs’ by western investors and hedge funds. While these organisations claim they are investing in African agriculture and infrastructure new research has indicated that they are often detrimental on a … Continue reading

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