Lake Tanganyika’s fate lies in the balance

Andrew Cohen, University of Arizona Standing on the steep rocky shores of Lake Tanganyika at sunset, looking out at fishermen heading out for their nightly lamp-boat fishing trips, it’s easy to imagine this immense 32,900km2 body of water as serene and unchanging. Located in the western branch of the great African Rift Valley it’s divided …

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Forage grass could spur milk production by 40 per cent

By Baraka Rateng’ [NAIROBI] Struggling East African dairy farmers could benefit from new varieties of high-quality, drought-resistant forage grass known as Brachiaria that boosts milk production by 40 per cent, a report says. The forage grass could enable farmers increase their incomes, according to experts at the Colombia-headquartered International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) – …

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Donald Trump & Africa News Headlines – 17 November 2016

A compilation of news headlines about the election of Donald Trump and Africa that have been published within the past 24 hours. Trevor Noah Compares Donald Trump To South Africa President Jacob Zuma Source: Deadline Hollywood Trump will stop Buhari’s Islamic agenda – Fani-Kayode Source: Punch Trump Triumphs: Good or bad riddance for Ghana? Source: …

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Donald Trump & Africa News Headlines – 15 November 2016

A compilation of news headlines published between November 8 and November 15 related to the election of Donald Trump and U.S. policy toward Africa. Quick Thoughts on President Donald J. Trump and U.S. Foreign Policy in Africa Source: An Africanist Perspective Donald Trump and Sub-Saharan Africa: What Will Change With New U.S. President-Elect? Source: Newsweek …

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South Africa’s withdrawal is not death-knell for ICC

Matt Killingsworth, University of Tasmania The South African government has announced its intention to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC). The announcement comes just over a week after Burundi said it would also start the process of withdrawing from the court. The establishment of the court in 2002 was greeted enthusiastically by many African …

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