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From research plots to farmer fields: Africa RISING – NAFAKA partners discuss scaling plans in Tanzania

Partners implementing activities under the Africa RISING – NAFAKA scaling project held their first annual review and planning meeting recently (8-10 July 2015) in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania where they discussed effective ways to scaling up improved crop varieties to Tanzania’s smallholder farmers. 551 more words


What It's Like to Travel and Camp in Africa for 2 Months on an Overland Tour

Africa is not an easy place to travel, so how can you travel around southern and eastern Africa?  You have three options: 1,086 more words


Dentist in trouble over poaching allegation

I’ll admit that I hadn’t heard of Cecil the Lion … until today.

That’s when I learned of the beast’s death, allegedly at the hands of an American dentist known for hunting big game in Africa. 280 more words

International News

Facebook’s Internet.org Free Basic Services are bringing Africans online

Over the last year, Facebook has worked closely with more than a dozen mobile operators across 17 countries to give people access to relevant basic internet services without data charges. 402 more words


Nervous Conditions - Tsitsi Dangarembga

Written whilst Tsitsi Dangarembga was still at university, Nervous Conditions presents a complex and unusual exploration of femininity and colonialism by exploring the life of Tambudzai and her cousin, Nyasha, as they grow up in colonial Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) during the late 60s and early 70s. 708 more words

Female Writers

Tsitsi Dangarembga

Tsitsi Dangarembga was born in Zimbabwe (formerly Rhodesia) in 1959. However she moved to Britain at a young age where she attended school before moving back to Zimbabwe at the age of six and relearning her native language, Shona. 255 more words

Female Writers

Justice for Sandra Bland - In Detention

He fell from the ninth floor
He hanged himself
He slipped on a piece of soap while washing
He hanged himself
He slipped on a piece of soap while washing… 145 more words