Rural farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa live under risky conditions. Many grow low-value cereal crops that depend on a short rainy season, a practice that traps them in poverty and hunger.
But reliable access to water could change the farmers' perilous situation.
The potential for increased ir...
‘You cannot bury Cassinga’
On May 4, 1978, the South African Defence Force (SADF) killed close to 1 000 Namibian civilians at Cassinga Refugee Camp in southern Angola.
The attack started at 7:15am (according to some survivors), and lasted until the afternoon of the same day.
After some 30 minutes of uninterrupted air...
Profiting From Nature - How the San in Namibia are leveraging on their environment
The San are Namibia's oldest indigenous inhabitants as well as the country's poorest.
For thousands of years they've lived in harmony with nature, but must now find their place in the modern world.
The nomadic San people, the original inhabitants of Namibia, were once the sole occu...
Losing Friends Fast • Zim Prime Minister is increasingly isolated •
Harare - With a general election expected in Zimbabwe by June 29, the MDC-T party led by Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai is fast losing the support of its traditional local allies.
Professor Lovemore Madhuku, the chair of the National Constitutional Assembly which has for a decade stood by MDC-...