US$4 million project to control lethal maize disease

By Gilbert Nakweya [NAIROBI] A new project has been launched to control the spread of a lethal viral disease which affects maize yields and threatens food security in many Sub-Saharan Africa countries. The project for tackling maize lethal necrosis (MLN), funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), was launched at a workshop …

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Horn of Africa faces drier weather

By Emma Brown The eastern Horn of Africa may be getting drier — not wetter as current climate change models predict, a study shows. The study, published in Science Advances last week (9 October), shows that the region, which includes Djibouti, eastern Ethiopia and Somalia, faces increasing dryness as global temperatures rise. The finding raises …

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Interview with Karol Boudreaux on prospects for African economic development

“Americans tend not to think about very many places outside of America, so I’m not sure how many Americans are thinking about Africa,” said Karol Boudreaux, director of investments for the Omidyar Network, “but if they do think about Africa, I think it’s mostly in a humanitarian sense. It’s a shame if Americans don’t recognize …

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