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Liberia

Liberia: Monrovia tests Elections Commission

Boakai Fofana Monrovia - Thousands of Liberians living in Montserrado county, the seat of the country's capital Monrovia, headed for the polls Tuesday to cast their votes in a senatorial by-election...

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Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe: Cultivating food security in the city

Mitchelle Ajida Harare - In recent years Zimbabweans have faced severe food shortages and staggering hyperinflation. As a result, residents in the capital, Harare, have increasingly turned to urban...

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Kenya

East Africa: Saving lives, securing livelihoods

Marvus Prior Guest column Mount Kenya rises majestically from the Kenyan landscape, dwarfing all around it, a magisterial monument. The mountain is a fertile giant, but this year it became a killing...

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Burkina Faso + 1 more

Africa: Food for thought on food security

Raymond Offenheiser Guest column This year, the world will witness a new record, albeit a devastating one: for the first time in our history, over one billion people in the world suffer from daily...

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Sudan

Sudan: Tensions grow over north-south unity

Tensions are rising in Sudan as the country prepares for elections in 2010 and a subsequent referendum over whether the people of South Sudan want to break away and become an independent state. The...

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Niger

Niger: Tree planting heroine helps reclaim the desert

Washington, DC - Sakina Mati is a farmer and community leader in the village of Guidan Batoye, in the Maradi Region of Niger. She began to manage the regeneration of useful trees on her fields 15...

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Kenya + 4 more

Africa: Digital soil mapping helps continent's farmers

Rebecca Wanjiku Digital mapping has been used in the West to ascertain soil variation and help determine why some crops perform better than others in particular regions. In Africa, digital concepts...

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