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Children in East Africa listen intently as the missionaries tell them about Jesus.


I Speak for the Trees

Baobab ( /’beɪə(ʊ)bab/), noun : a broad-trunked tropical tree (Adansonia digitata) of the silk-cotton family that is native to Africa and has an edible acidic fruit resembling a gourd and bark used in making paper, cloth, and rope… 405 more words


Call to scrap VAT on dairy products in Tanzania to increase their consumption

High taxation could be hampering efforts to promote the consumption of dairy products in Tanzania.

According to Salim Abri, director of ASAS Group, a leading dairy processor in Tanzania, high taxes on locally processed dairy products make imported dairy products cheaper and could be negatively affecting the take off of the country’s dairy sector. 258 more words

East Africa

1974 – Discovery of the 40% complete Australopithecus afarensis skeleton, nicknamed "Lucy"

Lucy is the common name of AL 288-1, several hundred pieces of bone fossils representing 40 percent of the skeleton of a female of the hominin species Australopithecus afarensis. 191 more words


My introduction to Uganda

Photo courtesy: Feed my starving children – Wikimedia.org

I travelled over land through western Kenya to Uganda. Having no preconceptions about the land locked country, meant every sight left me spellbound. 48 more words


Alarming increase in hunger for Ethiopia

The UN World Food Programme (WFP) said Monday the number of Ethiopians needing food aid to survive had risen to 8.2 million. This is a rapid escalation in hunger since the beginning of the year, when around 2.5 million were needing food assistance. 6 more words

Global Hunger

It will take more than speeches to fight corruption- someone tell Kenyatta

So serious was Uhuru’s statement this time that the vice was not only termed as a “sin” but declared a threat to national security. 690 more words