Africa

South Sudan food crisis—in 60 seconds

by BBC News October 30, 2014

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Congo’s plan to lease land to investors was developed after an earlier initiative to support small-scale farmers failed. A government project to provide seeds and equipment such as new hoes and machetes wasn’t sustainable because it depended on limited public funds. The farmers also didn’t have the capacity to store and process their produce, or transport it to market. Photo: Agence France-Presse/Getty Images

Congo seeks investors for farmland bigger than France

by Simon Clark Wall Street Journal October 28, 2014

The Democratic Republic of Congo plans to lease farmland covering an area larger than France in an attempt to attract capital and technology capable of boosting jobs and food productivity in one of the world’s poorest countries....

Ebola hits West African food security

by IRIN News October 20, 2014

West Africa's Ebola outbreak, which has been disrupting agricultural and market activities, threatens to erode food security and negatively affect the livelihoods of millions of already vulnerable people in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone unless more is done to meet their immediate food and nutriti...

Ebola outbreak: Famine approaches – bringing a fresh nightmare to West Africa

by Sam Masters The Independent October 16, 2014

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When US targets foreign leaders for corruption, recovering loot Is a challenge. Deal with Equatorial Guinea’s Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue for mansi...

by James V. Grimaldi Wall Street Journal October 10, 2014

One of the Justice Department’s biggest efforts to seize property in the U.S. from allegedly corrupt foreign leaders is ending with a settlement for less than half of what the government sought....

Out of control: How the world’s health organizations failed to stop the Ebola disaster

by Lena H. Sun, Brady Dennis, Lenny Bernstein and Joel Achenbach Washington Post October 4, 2014

Tom Frieden remembers the young woman with the beautiful hair, dyed a rusty gold and braided meticulously, elaborately, perhaps by someone who loved her very much. She was lying facedown, half off the mattress. She had been dead for hours, and flies had found the bare flesh of her legs....

Ebola cases could reach 1.4 million within 4 months, CDC estimates

by Denise Grady New York Times September 23, 2014

Yet another set of ominous projections about the Ebola epidemic in West Africa was released Tuesday, in a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that gave worst- and best-case estimates for Liberia and Sierra Leone based on computer modeling....

With Ebola crippling the health system, Liberians die of routine medical problems

by Lenny Bernstein Washington Post September 20, 2014

MONROVIA, Liberia — While the terrifying spread of Ebola has captured the world’s attention, it also has produced a lesser-known crisis: the near-collapse of the already fragile health-care system here, a development that may be as dangerous — for now — as the virus for the average Liberian....

How to boost food production in Africa: Smallholder farmers are struggling to adapt to rising temperatures and erratic rains and need better help from...

by IRIN News September 15, 2014

Smallholder farmers, who hold over 80 percent of all farms in sub-Saharan Africa, are struggling to adapt to rapidly rising temperature and erratic rains, according to the 2014 Africa Agriculture Status Report (AASR), released on 3 September in Addis Ababa....

Mary Wanjiru is a farmer from Nyeri County in central Kenya. Experts say that Africa’s extensive land subdivision is emerging as a significant threat to food security. Photo: Miriam Gahtigah/IPS

Africa’s dividing farmlands a threat to food security

by Miriam Gathigah Inter Press Service September 10, 2014

NAIROBI, Sep 10 2014 (IPS) - When Kiprui Kibet pictures his future as a maize farmer in the fertile Uasin Gishu county in Kenya’s Rift Valley region, all he sees is the ever-decreasing plot of land that he has to farm on. “I used to farm on 40 hectares but now I only have 0.8 hectares. My fat...

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