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Travel theme: a baobab tree in Africa

This week, Ailsa‘s photo challenge theme is Tree.

The baobab tree is a very mystical tree in Africa. It is often at the centre of foundation myths of the villages and is said to be inhabited by ancestors.  71 more words

Travel

Three Dead In Mali Suicide Attack

A suicide attack at a United Nations base in northern Mali has killed three civilians and seriously injured nine UN peacekeepers. 175 more words

World

Sixth Letter Home

Greetings to all,

Welcome to my Q1 2015 update email. When I last wrote, I was just getting ready to head home to the States for some much-needed R&R. 1,874 more words

Peace Corps

Mali: Rebels Demand More Concessions

Peace negotiations appear to have stalled in the West African nation of Mali, after negotiators underestimate the resolve of  Tuareg rebels. 

Peacetime does not appear to be returning to Mali in the near future after negotiations have stalled with Tuareg rebels. 342 more words

Geopolitics

How to Keep Hunger At Bay in the Sahel?

Photo credit: ZOUBA

Irrigating an onion field

West Africa: Can ‘Down to Earth’ Innovations Keep Hunger At Bay in the Sahel?

by Jerome Bossuet

EXCERPT… 349 more words

Desertification

A Task that must be Done: US President Obamas Message and US Interest in Nigeria’s Election

On Monday 23 March US President Obama released a video addressing Nigerians about the upcoming national elections. The nature and context of this video are quite interesting. 2,413 more words

Terrorism