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October

October

October

13 Articles
  • EDITORIAL

    Africanews staff
  • Zambia

    Controversy rages on GM foods as hunger continues to bite

    As Zambians continue to starve, opinions are sharply divided on whether the country should accept Genetically Modified (GM) food donated by the US Government.
    Singy Hanyona
  • Swaziland

    On the brink of starvation

    An outmoded land tenure system, poor farming methods and adverse weather patterns have subjected more than a quarter of the population to an imminent starvation, whose solution the government sees in the formation of agricultural co-operatives.
    James Hall
  • Southern Africa

    The GM crop dilemma

    Due to lack of knowledge on the effects of Genetically Modified crops on the environment and humans, Southern African countries are faced with a serious dilemma regarding the introduction of such crops to their farmers.
    Francis Rangoajane
  • Southern Africa

    Uncertainty looms over use of GM foods

    As Southern African countries teeter on the brink of hunger owing to a failed crop and drought, the region is undecided on whether to use GM foods donated by the US.
    Rodrick Mukumbira
  • Ghana

    The paradox of hunger in the midst of plenty

    Despite being a farming region, northern Ghana bears the brunt of hunger and malnutrition as demand quickly outstrips supply. However, both local and national initiatives to increase household food security are paying dividends.
    Santuah Niagia
  • Kenya

    Living in perpetual hunger

    Lack of irrigation facilities, a lackluster government policy and abject poverty has subjected residents of some areas to a complete dependency on relief food. However, the process of relief distribution is flawed, making a section of the population live in perpetual hunger.
    Zachary Ochieng
  • Cote d’ivoire

    Problem tests africa’s resolve

    The current crisis in Cote D’Ivoire is a severe test for the regional body ECOWAS and the much touted NEPAD,
    Sam Sarpong
  • Mozambique

    New threats to lasting peace

    On Friday 4 October, Mozambique celebrated ten years of peace brought in by the signing of the Rome Agreement in 1992. But as most people toasted in merry to the prolonged period since guns were silenced, new waves of criminality and corruption are threatening to derail the gains made so far.
    Fred Katerere
  • Ghana

    End of the road for 'Sodom and Gomorrah' squatters

    Caught between the need for environmental protection and the provision of land to the landless poor, the government of Ghana has evicted squatters from the Korle Lagoon – popularly known as Sodom and Gomorrah – without resettling them.
    Amos Safo
  • Clippings

  • War and Peace

  • Action and Contact

    Striving to provide food for the hungry

    Childlife Trust, a local Non-Governmental that supports children in need at an institutional level by strengthening the capacity of these institutions to make them more effective has initiated a programme ahead of the World Food Day. The programme termed “Nairobi cares for its children” involves mobilizing public involvement to donate foodstuffs and other items which is then distributed to various children organization
    Zachary Ochieng
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