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Orange-fleshed sweet potato, shown here.  is high in beta-carotene which converts to vitamin A in the body. Photograph: Felicity Cloake

Orange-fleshed sweet potato is high in beta-carotene which converts to vitamin A in the body. In sub-Saharan Africa most locally grown varieties are white-fleshed, hence no beta-carotene, and people, as yet, still prefer the white-fleshed varieties. Photograph: Felicity Cloake

Magic mash: reducing child malnutrition with sweet potatoes. A project to introduce orange-fleshed Vitamin-A-rich sweet potatoes to sub-Saharan Africa can improve child health. But can local eating habits be changed? Ian Low The Guardian February 18, 2015

 Smallholder farmers in Africa are struggling with the effects of climate change. Photo: ISSOUF SANOGO/AFP/Getty Images

Smallholder farmers in Africa are struggling with the effects of climate change. Photograph: ISSOUF SANOGO/AFP/Getty Images

Creating a fertile future for farmers in Africa. What are the most effective ways of encouraging the development of smallholder farming? Diversification, training and working with the private sector are key Frederika Whitehead The Guardian February 13, 2015

The Dominion Farms’ land grab in Nigeria Global Justice Now January 2015 See  full report (8 page PDF) See Ministers must answer to Nigerian land-grab investments Chris Walker Pambazuka News February 12, 2015  See HN special repport: Trade and Hunger

A party political billboard along a Lagos highway. Nigeria’s crude oil exports are often mispriced, according to a new report. Photograph: Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP/Getty Images

A party political billboard along a Lagos highway. Nigeria’s crude oil exports are often mispriced, according to a new report. Photograph: Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP/Getty Images

Africa losing billions from fraud and tax avoidance. First African initiative to address illicit outflows says governments, multinationals and crime deprive poor countries of crucial services. Mark Anderson The Guardian February 2, 2015 See HN special report Harmful economic systems: Obtaining income

A woman walks in the burned down and completely destroyed Christian neighborhood of Jos, Nigeria. (Andy Spyra/Laif/Redux)

A woman walks in the burned down and completely destroyed Christian neighborhood of Jos, Nigeria. Photo: Andy Spyra/Laif/Redux

The enemy within: Boko Haram’s reign of terror across Northern Nigeria, Part I Andy Spyra (photos) and Kevin Sieff (text) Washington Post January 28, 2015

Three women in the Mayo-Sava part of Cameroon. Photo: IRIN

Women in the Mayo-Sava part of Cameroon say they are too frightened of potential Boko Haram attacks to farm. Photo: IRIN

How Boko Haram brought hunger to northern Cameroon IRIN News January 28, 2015

Gates priorities: Improvements in African agriculture, health, education and banking Ariana Eunjung Cha Washington Post January 22, 2015

Four anti-balaka militia in the Central African Republic. Photo: Crispin Dembassa-Kette/IRIN 

Anti-balaka militia in the Central African Republic. Photo: Crispin Dembassa-Kette/IRIN

Central African Republic: A crisis told in numbers IRIN News January 12, 2015

More than half of Africa’s arable land ‘too damaged’ for food production, report says Busani Bafana Inter Press Service January 13, 2015  Access full report: No Ordinary Matter: conserving, restoring and enhancing Africa’s soil

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