Safer pesticides could contain march of armyworm in Africa

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Food security Study suggests biopesticides should be trialled to control plague of caterpillars that’s destroying crops across the continent Armyworm on a leaf of corn crop on a farm in South Africa. Photograph: Gulshan Khan/AFP/Getty Images Experts have identified safer, effective pesticides they believe Läs mer…

Paul Biya, Cameroon's 85-year-old president, wins re-election landslide

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Cameroon Victory comes amid claims from opposition candidates that election was fraudulent Paul Biya and his wife Chantal voting at a polling station during the presidential elections in Yaoundé, Cameroon, on 7 October. Photograph: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images The Cameroonian president, Paul Biya, has won Läs mer…

Stolen daughters: what happened after #BringBackOurGirls?

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Documentary In a powerful new documentary, film-makers follow the lives of Nigerian girls freed after being kidnapped by Boko Haram A still from Stolen Daughters: Kidnapped by Boko Haram. Photograph: HBO In 2014, the #BringBackOurGirls social media campaign transfixed people around the world concerned Läs mer…

'Hadza': the last hunter-gatherer tribe in Tanzania – in pictures

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The Hadza are an an indigenous ethnic group located near Lake Eyasi in the Rift Valley. They are descendants of Tanzania’s aboriginal hunter-gatherers and have occupied their land unchanged for thousands of years The Hadza are one of the last remaining societies which remain Läs mer…

The girl who didn't hide: overcoming the odds in Burkina Faso | Lucy Lamble

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Global development The girl who didn’t hide: overcoming the odds in Burkina Faso Born with a rare condition that affects limb development, Wendabo was disowned by her father and shunned by neighbours. Now the 12-year-old is at school and thriving, thanks to community-based support Läs mer…

Cameroon cities clampdown ahead of results in presidential election

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Cameroon Riot police on streets and opposition activist prevented from attending protest Cameroon’s president, Paul Biya, is expected to win a seventh term in office convincingly. Photograph: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images Cameroon’s two major cities were tense on Sunday and riot police were on the Läs mer…

States ‘failing to seize Sudan’s dictator despite genocide charge’

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The Observer Global development At least 33 countries ignored International Criminal Court’s warrants for arrest of Omar al-Bashir, say lawyers Omar al-Bashir was indicted by the ICC on multiple counts of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes. Photograph: Ashraf Shazly/AFP Sudanese president Omar Läs mer…

Climate change is exacerbating world conflicts, says Red Cross president

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) ‘It’s obvious some of the violence we are observing … is directly linked to climate change,’ says Peter Maurer President of the International Committee of the Red Cross, Peter Maurer says mass migration can leads to tensions Läs mer…

Am I too young to write my autobiography? No way! | Chibundu Onuzo

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Opinion History Am I too young to write my autobiography? No way! Chibundu Onuzo We all have stories to tell. History is not just about the big names. It’s about our everyday lives ‘Where does a Chibundu Onuzo feature if history is about William Läs mer…

Stanley Glasser obituary

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Other lives Electronic music Stanley Glasser in 1959 as musical director of King Kong, the first African stage musical, by Todd Matshikiza My friend and former colleague, the composer and academic Stanley Glasser, who has died aged 92, was head of music at Goldsmiths Läs mer…

Life at the bottom of the global league of internet access

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Internet In Somalia, to be caught with a smartphone in the wrong place can mean death Exclusive: dramatic slowdown in global growth of internet access Abdifutah Ahmed Hassan browses the internet at the cyber cafe he manages in Mogadishu, Somalia. Photograph: Feisal Omar/Reuters Somalia Läs mer…

Bloodhound 1,000mph car hits skids as project enters administration

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Motoring Appeal for £25m investment to rescue British team’s plan to break land speed record The jet-powered Bloodhound car seen during a test run at Newquay airport, Cornwall. The project was set up in 2007. Photograph: Gerry Penny/EPA Plans to build a British jet-powered Läs mer…