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Locust swarm begins to take an economic toll

For farmers in Kenya’s upper eastern region, the rain that fell during November and December was a blessing. The rain allowed the farmers to begin...

Zambian spice traders prosper, as COVID-wary customers shell out for medicinal...

It has become a daily practice for 38-year-old Doreen Nyoya, a resident of Lusaka, Zambia's capital, to buy fresh spices and make a concoction...

Hit by COVID, Senegal’s women find renewed hope in fishing

Since her birth on Senegal’s coast, the ocean has always given Ndeye Yacine Dieng life. Her grandfather was a fisherman, and her grandmother and...

Feature: Engaging the youth in COVID-19 interventions in Zambia

It has been noted the world over that there is a need to fully engage young people in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic...

The aquaculture research lab boosting Egypt’s fish production

At a massive Egyptian fish farm in an open field with dozens of ponds of different sizes, fishermen were spreading their nets to collect...

Local journalists help flatten COVID-19 curve in Africa’s refugee camps

“Refugees both in Kakuma and Kalobeyei are panicking due to news of the pandemic… health facilities are poor & few doctors,” KANERE (short for...

Irreecha: Thousands of Ethiopians celebrate popular thanksgiving festival

Hiwot Tesfaye, a diaspora-based Ethiopian, is excited to celebrate Irreecha festival, an annual thanksgiving event celebrated by millions of Ethiopians annually, for the first...

Kenyan ‘mkunga’ says delivering babies is her ‘God-given calling’

67-year-old Evelyn Wekesa is a traditional birth attendant who has helped thousands of women in Kenya's Bungoma County deliver babies. Wekesa, affectionately referred to as ...

Meet the campaigner urging Botswana youth to embrace bicycles

It has become the norm among Botswana youth to graduate, get a job and immediately buy a car, even if it means securing a...

Reporters Diary: Fighting the jigger parasite

In the Western part of Kenya, in Bungoma county lies Siritanyi village. It is in this area that we meet an aged, frail-looking Mama Taphrosa...
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