From the war in Ukraine, conflicts in the Horn of Africa, to low intra-continental trade and a rise in prices of agriculture inputs, food insufficiency ... on the continent is on the rise, say experts. These factors will continue to be key determinants in Africa’s food security matrix in the coming months.
To the layperson’s eye, much of northern Kenya appears barren, proliferated by desiccated shrubs and the occasional struggling goat. However, ... it’s home to many ethnic groups, such as the Rendille, who tend to live in big clans and herd their livestock together, and the Turkana, who traditionally operate in small family units and are semi-nomadic peoples. Pastoralism is a common thread that unifies the residents in this region, but climate change is exacerbating an already extreme environment.
I have been involved in Africa’s leadership for many, many years, during which I have travelled to nearly every country on the continent, and ... interacted with some of the greatest minds ever. In my travels, I have come to realise that all our challenges – including insufficient availability of highly-nutritious food - can be solved through local expertise.
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Ahead of this November's COP27 in Egypt, African heads of state and other global leaders on 5 September held the Africa Adaptation Summit to ... ensure money flows to Africa for climate adaptation projects. The summit concluded with $55m in funding earmarked for African adaptation — a far cry from the goal of $25bn.
Somalia is in the grips of its worst drought in years, with the FAO warning it will worsen into 2023. What measures is the new government under ... President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud taking to minimise the impact?
Global conferences demand that developing countries hasten their journey to clean energy, but African political leaders are pushing back. They ... want to develop the continent's gas deposits, in particular, to deliver vitally needed power.
Egypt is set to host Africa's COP - the UN Climate Change (COP27) - in November. But how green is Egypt? Mahmoud Mohieldin, the UN climate change ... high-level champion for Egypt, tells The Africa Report that COP27 will inevitably shine a spotlight on the country. And force it to follow through on recent modernisation projects.
In a wide-ranging interview with The Africa Report, Gabon's United Nations (UN) envoy Michel Xavier Biang lays out his country's priorities as ... it begins its two-year stint as one of two African states joining the UN Security Council (UNSC) this month.