Africa

A gay man with HIV stands in a clinic in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.  Photo: © Kevin Sieff/The Washington Post
A gay man with HIV stands in a clinic in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. With the government’s crackdown on the gay community, the man has been afraid to pick up his medicine for two weeks, in spite of the risks to his health. Photo: © Kevin Sieff/The Washington Post

Tanzania suspends U.S.-funded AIDS programs in a new crackdown on gays

by Kevin Seiff Washington Post November 29, 2016

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania — East African nations have launched some of the world’s most vicious campaigns against gay men and women, outlawing same-sex liaisons and threatening punishments of years in jail. But in a move that has alarmed health wor...

A suspected oil thief is pulled out of a crane in Elechi Beach. Photo: Magnus Boding Hansen/IRIN
A suspected oil thief is pulled out of a crane in Elechi Beach. Photo:  ©  Magnus Boding Hansen/IRIN

Can $10 billion end Nigeria’s century-long oil war?

by Magnus Boding Hansen IRIN November 23, 2016

Militant groups are fighting for a greater share of Niger Delta's vast oil wealth....

Grazing on the outskirts of Kibera, a Nairobi slum. Photo: Andrew Renneisen / The New York Times
Grazing on the outskirts of Kibera, a Nairobi slum. As the city’s population swells, fences go up, big roads chop the wilderness into smaller pieces, rural turns suburban and suburban turns urban. Photo:  ©   Andrew Renneisen / The New York Times  Also see video.

As grasslands dwindle, Kenya’s shepherds seek urban pastures

by Jeffrey Gettleman New York Times November 21, 2016

NAIROBI, Kenya — Allan Lemayian is what you would call an urban shepherd. He goes where the green grass grows. It doesn’t matter if that grass grows along a fou...

Woman farming.
Southern Africa has been suffering from an extreme drought due to El Nino, as this video explains.

The massive food crisis you haven’t heard about (video)

by Center for Strategic & International Studies November 8, 2016

In Southern Africa almost 40 million people will likely need emergency assistance before the year is out. The weather system El Nino is causing abnormal weather conditions, wreaking havoc in the region. CSIS saw the impact for itself in June, during ...

Mozambique farmer. Photo: Bread for the World
Mozambique farmer.  The ProSavanah project in Mozambique, which was supposed to transform 35 million acres into foreign-owned soybean plantations has failed, but many other projects continue, according to the new report, “Land Matrix Analytical Report II: International Land Deals for Agriculture.”  Photo: Bread for the World

Land grab update: Mozambique, Africa still in crosshairs

by Timothy A. Wise Food Tank November 3, 2016

More than 1,000 large-scale foreign land deals are now under contract for agriculture covering more than 26 million hectares of land, according to the new report, ...

Women wait for food to be distributed at an internally displaced persons camp in Monguno, Nigeria. Photo: Jane Hahn/The Washington Post
Women wait for food to be distributed at an internally displaced persons camp in Monguno, Nigeria. Very little aid has reached those in need in Borno State, where it is estimated that more than 3 million people have been affected by a long-running conflict. Photo: Jane Hahn/The Washington Post

75,000 children in Nigeria could die from hunger over the next year

by Kevin Sieff Washington Post November 1, 2016

The crisis in northeastern Nigeria has morphed into something much more deadly. Boko Haram is no longer the biggest threat. Now, it’s hunger....

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