Covid-19 has prompted widespread discussion of the resilience of food systems and how efficiency and competitiveness have been previously understood. ... Recent decades have seen the growth of increasingly complex food value chains. These are underpinned by just-in-time delivery systems, a growing share of food products sold through supermarkets, and increasing concentration of ownership among powerful, large food manufacturers.
In September 2014, a US drone strike killed Al-Shabaab’s most influential leader, Ahmed Abdi Godane. The immediate assumption was that Godane’s ... death would weaken the group and reduce its capacity to carry out further terrorist activities.
The Zimbabwean government recently signed an agreement to pay 4,500 white farmers $3.5bn for infrastructure improvements on the land expropriated ... by the government during the chaotic land reform programme of 1997/8.
In Ethiopia, opposition activists accuse Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s government of trying to reassert central control over Oromia and dismissing ... their campaign for cultural rights and linguistic rights – at stake is the future of country’s proclaimed system of ethnic federalism.