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Improved Husbandry Practices Boosts Aquaculture in Kenya

Despite the humid late October midday weather in Kisumu County near the shores of Lake Victoria, Jane Kisia is busy walking around her fish ponds feeding her fish. As she rhythmically throws handfuls of pellets into the ponds, located within her homestead, the fish ravenously gobble them up. Kisia, a retired teacher, has been rearing […]

The post Improved Husbandry Practices Boosts Aquaculture in Kenya appeared first on Inter Press Service.



Mon, 19 Nov 2018 15:40:05 +0000


Teenage Pregnancy in Kenya: A Crisis of Health, Education and Opportunity

Siddharth Chatterjee is the United Nations Resident Coordinator to Kenya.

The post Teenage Pregnancy in Kenya: A Crisis of Health, Education and Opportunity appeared first on Inter Press Service.



Mon, 19 Nov 2018 10:50:36 +0000


Africa Set for a Massive Free Trade Area

Kingsley Ighobor, Africa Renewal*

The post Africa Set for a Massive Free Trade Area appeared first on Inter Press Service.



Thu, 15 Nov 2018 16:20:34 +0000


Kenya Looks to Lead the Way in Developing the Blue Economy’s Potential

Ambassador Macharia Kamau is Principal Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Kenya, also the coordinating Ministry of the Sustainable Blue Economy Conference, 2018.

The post Kenya Looks to Lead the Way in Developing the Blue Economy’s Potential appeared first on Inter Press Service.



Thu, 15 Nov 2018 11:15:22 +0000


Creating Beauty and Worth from Bamboo Enhances the Livelihoods of Ghana’s Artisans

Yaw Owiredu Mintah from Ghana has been working as an all-round processor of bamboo and rattan since the 1980s. And while he says that he can do most things with bamboo like weaving, framing and finishing, he admits, “I need to improve my skills and designs because all of us are, most of the time, […]

The post Creating Beauty and Worth from Bamboo Enhances the Livelihoods of Ghana’s Artisans appeared first on Inter Press Service.



Mon, 12 Nov 2018 19:12:40 +0000


Lack of Funds Prevent Ugandan Communities from Investing in Cage Aquaculture

Colvince Mubiru had heard about cage fish farming on Uganda’s lakes. The small business owner decided to try his hand at it and spent USD8,000 to set up farming cages for Nile Tilapia on Lake Victoria, expecting to reap a huge profit. But just six months into his enterprise, he made huge losses. “It was […]

The post Lack of Funds Prevent Ugandan Communities from Investing in Cage Aquaculture appeared first on Inter Press Service.



Mon, 12 Nov 2018 13:31:48 +0000


Making Agriculture Cool

At every conference she has attended on the youth, Nawsheen Hosenally has been frustrated to hear that agriculture is not ‘cool’. The 29-year-old graduate in agricultural extension and information systems knew she wanted to do something to redeem the image of agriculture among young people. So the Mauritian and her Burkanibe, journalist husband decided to co-founded […]

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Thu, 08 Nov 2018 17:43:24 +0000
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US: Airstrikes Kill 37 Al-Shabab Militants in Somalia
The U.S. military says it conducted two airstrikes in central Somalia Monday, killing a total of 37 al-Shabab militants. A statement issued by the U.S. Africa Command Tuesday said the first strike killed 27 militants. Africa Command described the attack as a “planned and deliberate action." It says a second strike on the same day killed another 10 Shabab militants.  The statement said the airstrikes did not kill or injure civilians. Local sources tell VOA's Somali...

Tue, 20 Nov 2018 13:30:50 -0500


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Tue, 20 Nov 2018 12:30:00 -0500


Shaka: Extra Time
We are live. In Extra Time Shaka answers your questions about politics in Africa.

Tue, 20 Nov 2018 12:30:00 -0500


Zimbabwe Marks a Year Since Mugabe Left Office
This November marks a year since Zimbabwe’s leader, Robert Mugabe, was forced to resign after 37 years in power. New president Emmerson Mnangagwa promised to improve the country's long-ailing economy. But as Columbus Mavhunga reports from Harare for VOA, some Zimbabweans say nothing has changed.

Tue, 20 Nov 2018 01:46:00 -0500


Military Official Worries Terrorism Could Spill into Liberia
The acting top Sergeant Major for Armed Forces of Liberia says he is concerned about terrorists in neighboring countries spilling into his homeland. Speaking in an exclusive interview with VOA, Command Sgt. Maj. Karmoh Duke Freeman said the "worrisome" terrorism developments outside Liberia must be deterred with additional forces. "We asked our partners to get involved immediately so that we'll curtail the situation," Freeman said, "because we need more...

Mon, 19 Nov 2018 21:36:28 -0500


Ethiopian Jews Protest for Right to Immigrate to Israel
Hundreds of Ethiopian Jews gathered in the country’s capital Addis Ababa on Monday to protest the Israeli government’s refusal to allow all of them to immigrate to Israel, which they say has split families between the two countries. About 135,000 Ethiopian Jews live in Israel, many of whom are related to the nearly 8,000 still awaiting permission to perform "aliya," or Jewish immigration. Last October, the Israeli government made plans to bring over 1,000 people — but only one...

Mon, 19 Nov 2018 18:10:13 -0500


Migration at Top of Agenda of Spanish PM's 1st Morocco Visit
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez urged greater cooperation on migration while making his first visit Monday to Morocco, a jumping-off point for a growing number of migrants trying to reach Spain and get a foothold in Europe. Spain is one of the North African kingdom's strongest European allies, and enhanced collaboration on all levels was a focus of Sanchez's visit. It was among the topics discussed at a lunch hosted by Moroccan King Mohammed VI, the official MAP news agency...

Mon, 19 Nov 2018 16:38:54 -0500


Cameroon's Disabled Rally for Peace
Disabled people in Cameroon are protesting the deepening crisis in the country's English-speaking regions after clashes between government forces and armed separatists killed several handicapped people.  A number of people caught up in the fighting have been made disabled as well.  Their protests in towns across Cameroon Monday comes after a bloody weekend, in which at least 25 armed men and several troops were killed.    Fifty-four-year-old Martin Ndende was among...

Mon, 19 Nov 2018 13:50:51 -0500


World Toilet Day Highlights Global Sanitation Crisis
Poor countries around the world are facing a dangerous shortage of toilets that puts millions of live at risk, according to campaigners marking World Toilet Day by urging governments and businesses to invest more in sanitation. The toilet crisis is most severe in parts of Africa and Asia facing extreme poverty and seeing a population boom.   One in five primary schools and one in eight secondary schools globally do not have any toilets, the group WaterAid said in a new report to...

Mon, 19 Nov 2018 12:32:38 -0500


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WHO: DRC Ebola Response Efforts Resume in Beni After Clashes
Efforts to fight a deadly Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo's restive eastern Beni region have resumed after a brief suspension following clashes, the World Health Organization said Sunday. "On Sunday, all activities have re-launched, including vaccination," the U.N. health agency said in a statement. Congo's health ministry had announced a suspension of operations in Beni after deadly clashes erupted Friday just a "few meters" from a local...

Sun, 18 Nov 2018 17:56:24 -0500
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Letter from Africa: Cremations 'threaten' Zimbabwe's ancestral spirits
Cremation is provoking a huge debate in Zimbabwe, bringing cultural and religious beliefs to the fore.

Wed, 21 Nov 2018 01:00:23 GMT


Cameroon gunmen seize students from school
Gunmen enter a school in Kumba in the restive English-speaking area, abducting 20 pupils.

Tue, 20 Nov 2018 19:00:38 GMT


Mali stun AWCON hosts Ghana as Cameroon beat Algeria
All four Group A is Mali stun Ghana's Black Queens when beating the Africa Women's Cup of Nations hosts 2-1 in the Ghanaian capital Accra.

Tue, 20 Nov 2018 18:49:29 GMT


Executed Tanzanian hero's grandson takes DNA test to find lost skull
Tanzanian chief Mangi Meli's skull has been missing since his execution by German colonialists in 1900.

Tue, 20 Nov 2018 17:04:16 GMT


Kenyan villagers dance the 'waley' to praise their cows
Villagers in one area of Kenya mark the rainy season with a unique song and dance competition.

Tue, 20 Nov 2018 00:28:50 GMT


Starting a national team in a nation that doesn’t exist
Somaliland is not a UN recognised nation but this has not stopped four men attempting to develop a national football set-up.

Tue, 20 Nov 2018 00:07:37 GMT


Seedorf on facing Brazil
Cameroon boss Clarence Seedorf's first visit to Milton Keynes sees his new side face Brazil at Stadium MK as he looks to build a new career as a coach.

Mon, 19 Nov 2018 17:39:51 GMT


Gay rugby player Kenneth Macharia in deportation persecution fear
Bristol Bisons's Kenneth Macharia says he will suffer violence if he is forced to return to Kenya.

Mon, 19 Nov 2018 16:11:56 GMT


Qualified teams continue Nations Cup preparation with friendlies
Five of the countries who have qualified for next year's Nations Cup finals will continue preparations with friendly internationals on Tuesday.

Mon, 19 Nov 2018 14:52:18 GMT


Meet the UK's only black female history professor
Olivette Otele is the first black woman to be made a professor of history in the UK and she's on this year's BBC 100 Women list.

Mon, 19 Nov 2018 04:35:36 GMT