Africa

The Mozambique Council of Ministers is considering a massive project along the Lurio River in northern Mozambique without consulting the estimated 500,000 affected people in the project area. Photo: Flickr/Stig Nygaard

Giving away land without consultation in Mozambique

by Timothy Wise Food Tank May 19, 2015

In late April 2015, the Mozambican government began a process of community consultations on the grand ProSAVANA land project in the country’s coastal Nacala Corridor, widely denounced as a “land grab” by opponents. Those consultations were immediately repudiated by community members, who said ...

Mothers are vital to Democratic Republic of the Congo food security

by Susan Kim UNICOR May 14, 2015

Over the past few decades, the area has been stricken with many crises, including civil war that led to widespread displacement, coupled with a high rate of HIV infection and sexual violence. Once a commercial hub, Kamina was home to many businesses that were forced to close. As increasing numbers o...

Malawi study reveals devastating cost of child undernutrition. Research commissioned by African Union and backed by Malawian government highlights soc...

by Sam Jones The Guardian May 13, 2015

Malawi’s development is being thwarted by child undernutrition, the effects of which continue to blight the lives of 60% of the impoverished country’s adults and costing its economy hundreds of millions a year, according to a new study....

Members of Burundi’s ruling party youth wing on the march. Armed, murderous, militarised, partisan, powerful, unaccountable, uneducated: this is how many in and even outside Burundi describe the Imbonerakure, the youth wing of the ruling party. It, however, dismisses such accusations as opposition propaganda. Photo: Desire Nimubona/IRIN

Who are the Imbonerakure and is Burundi unravelling?

by Ignatius Ssuuna IRIN News April 28, 2015

Many of the 21,000 Burundians who have fled to Rwanda in recent weeks accuse the Imbonerakure of waging a campaign of intimidation and violence to help President Pierre Nkurunziza win a controversial third term in 26 June elections. This, they say, is what made them leave their homes, and the countr...

The Kenyan government is threatening to dismantle the world’s largest refugee camp in Dadaabb, setting off a panic among the nearly 350,000 people who live here and the international aid organizations that care for them. Photo: Washington Post

Kenya is threatening to close the world’s largest refugee camp

by Kevin Sieff Washington Post April 28, 2015

DADAAB, Kenya — The Kenyan government is threatening to dismantle the world’s largest refugee camp, setting off a panic among the nearly 350,000 people who live here and the international aid organizations that care for them....

Eritrea and North Korea are the world’s most censored countries, advocacy group says

by Rick Gladstone New York Times April 21, 2015

The impoverished African nation of Eritrea has the lowest rate of cellphone ownership in the world, less than 1 percent of its people can go online, and its journalists are so terrified of offending the president that even reporters for the state-run news media live in perpetual fear of arrest....

An unidentified woman from Zimbabwe’s Mashonaland Central Province at Manzou Farm packs her tobacco with the help of her children as they prepare to leave following an eviction order. “Land grabs in Africa have helped to perpetuate economic inequalities similar to the colonial era economic imbalances” – Terry Mutsvanga, Zimbabwean rights activist. Photo: Jeffrey Moyo/IPS

Land seizures speeding up, leaving Africans homeless and landless

by Jeffrey Moyo Inter Press Service April 8, 2015

There is a new scramble for Africa, with ordinary people facing displacement by the affluent and the powerful as huge tracts of land on the continent are grabbed by a minority, rights activists here say....

The great land giveaway in Mozambique

by Timothy Wise Dollars and Sense March 30, 2015

Introduced myself to Luis Sitoe, economic adviser to Mozambique’s minister of agriculture, and explained that I’d spent the last two weeks in his country researching the ProSAVANA project, decried as the largest land grab in Africa. This ambitious Brazil-Japan-Mozambique development project was ...

After losing 29 relatives, Josephine Dolley took in six orphans and is determined to provide for them despite Liberia’s economic crisis. Dolley, left, speaks with one of her adopted children. Photo: W. Leaming/Washington Post

Ebola took away her family, home and job: Now she’s trying to start over

by Kevin Sieff Washington Post March 23, 2015

After losing 29 relatives, Josephine Dolley took in six orphans and is determined to provide for them despite Liberia’s economic crisis. Dolley, left, speaks with one of her adopted children. Photo: W. Leaming/Washington Post...

Taking stock: the circumference of the upper arm is a measure of malnutrition. Photo: Jason Patinkin/IRIN

Women and malnutrition – the case of South Sudan

by Jason Patinkin IRIN News March 18, 2015

Pregnant and breastfeeding women are the demographic group most at risk of malnutrition in South Sudan after children, making up some 12 percent of all those on supplementary feeding programmes....

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