[SciDev.Net]A team of international experts has drawn up the Soil Atlas of Africa - the first such book mapping this key natural resource - to help farmers, land managers and policymakers understand the diversity and importance of soil and the need to manage it through sustainable use.
[African Arguments]The eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have driven the global development agenda since September 2000, when Kofi Annan, then Secretary-General of the United Nations, and 191 member states surprised the world by unanimously agreeing and making, the Millennium Declaration. The Millennium Declaration was both a surprising and encouragi […]
[IPS]Niamey -A decade ago, less than a third of school-aged girls in Niger were in class. Today, though significant cultural and religious opposition remains, nearly two-thirds of girls are enrolled in school.
[IPS]Lilongwe -Lloyd Phiri, a fisherman from Senga Bay on Lake Malawi's shores in Malawi's central region, knows that the lake's water levels are dropping. He can see it in his catch, which has shrunk by more than 80 percent in recent years.
[FrontPageAfrica]Barely a week after her now infamous declaration that she was "enjoying this benign neglect" and "I wish they will continue it for a long time," when asked to response to a much-publicized blackout by major newspapers and radio stations in Liberia, protesting anti-media statements attributed to the head of her Executive P […]
[IRIN]Garissa-Nairobi -The presence of foreign militias in parts of northeastern Kenya, and their collusion with security officials and business people there, may be to blame for a rise in insecurity in the region, where multiple gun and grenade attacks have been reported over the past two years.
[Premium Times]As Nigerian troops intensify their search for criminals and members of the Boko Haram in Maiduguri, the Joint Task Force on Saturday imposed a 24 hours curfew in places identified as hot spots of Maiduguri,the Borno State capital.