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A new study finds more than one early human species lived on the landscape in Northern Tanzania 3.66 million years ago. But there are reasons to be cautious about the findings.
Walter Bgoya’s passion for reading goes back to the 1950s. But his worldview was shaped in the 1960s.
Despite a succession of different challenges, Bgoya’s approach has been consistent.
A herd of cows returning from a drinking hole in Amboseli, Kenya.
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African livestock keepers need help: without proactive interventions, increasing temperatures will reduce meat and milk production.
A copy of “Afterlives” (2021) by Tanzanian-born novelist Abdulrazak Gurnah.
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Gurnah’s novels delve deeply into family separation, endless betrayals of core familial relations, and the inexorable pull of the lost past.
Abdulrazak Gurnah captivatingly draws readers into the experiences and vivid lifeworlds of his characters
Abdulrazak Gurnah’s stories suggest that it is important to see others in relation to ourselves, to perceive their right of abode even if they cannot claim national belonging.
Gurnah won the prize for his “uncompromising and compassionate” look at the “effects of colonialism and the fate of the refugees”.
Abdulrazak Gurnah during the Edinburgh International Book Festival 2017.
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The power in Gurnah’s writing lies in his ability to complicate the Manichean divisions of enemies and friends.
Climate finance: where does the money go?
This is a transcript of part 1 of Climate Fight: the world’s biggest negotiation, a series from The Anthill podcast.
Vaccinating domestic dogs is a successful and cost-effective way to prevent rabies in dogs.
Domestic dogs have been shown to be the only species necessary to maintain rabies across most of Africa. This means that dog vaccination should control the disease in all species.
Small-scale farmers use oxen to plough their farm in Kericho County, Kenya.
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Research questions the idea that getting commercial seeds and fertilisers to smallholder farmers will double yields and incomes.
Agricultural commodity prices spiked after cyclone Kenneth had hit northern Mozambique in 2019.
Small and medium-scale farmers and agri-businesses in Southern and Eastern Africa, which are at the heart of inclusive food value chains, are not receiving fair prices for their produce.
A researcher prepares reagents for testing the samples for the COVID-19 coronavirus at the laboratory of Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI)
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Countries must be encouraged to distribute essential healthcare provision - like diagnosis - to where people most need them and where they can be accessed more easily.
The deaths have important symbolic value and have been associated with shifts in COVID-19 policies in some countries.
Men did more unpaid care work during COVID-19 lockdowns.
Finding a way to increase the participation of men and fathers in unpaid care work would have an important influence on a more equal distribution between women and men.
Cyril Ramaphosa harnessed the African Union’s COVID-19 response.
An effective regional approach to combating COVID-19 has seen Africa avoid the worst so far.
Technology has been key in tackling fraud.
Countries have adopted a wide array of measures involving a proliferation of fraud agencies.
A Maasai man receives a call on his mobile phone.
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Maasai in Tanzania use their mobile phones all the time – usually to communicate with people they already know. But dialing errors can also breed friendships and business opportunities.
The Malawi Supreme Court of Appeal decision ends years of confusion over the status of prisoners on death row.
The Malawi court’s decision provides a roadmap for future challenges to the death penalty in other southern African countries.
Mr Albinism Kenya Jairus Ongetta (L) and Miss Albinism Kenya Loise Lihanda pose at the Mr and Miss Albinism East Africa pageant.
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Because of their appearance, people with albinism in Tanzania are often socially excluded and frequently (and sometimes violently) discriminated against.
Railway bridge over the river on the border with Tanzania.
Governments must ensure that transport infrastructure is developed with the ability to cope with current and future climatic shifts.