Can African smallholders farm themselves out of poverty?

Hard work and poor prospects for smallholder farming households in Africa. Swathi Sridharan (formerly ICRISAT, Bulawayo), CC BY-SA David Harris, Bangor University; Jordan Chamberlin, International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), and Kai Mausch, World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)A great deal of research on agriculture in Africa is organi...
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Is it Ebola, or just a drill? How to test a public health crisis response

Hugh Kinsella Cunningham/ EPA-EFE Mosoka Fallah, Harvard Medical School There wasn’t an Ebola outbreak in Lesotho – but for a few hours in November 2019, you may have heard that there was.On November 14, Lesotho public health authorities conducted a simulation exercise involving a woman who was rushed to hospital and tested positive for...
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From slavery to colonialism and school rules: a history of myths about black hair

One of the first dilemmas that black people face is whether to let strangers touch their hair – and under what circumstances. Thomas Mukoya/Reuters Hlonipha Mokoena, University of the Witwatersrand“Your hair feels like pubic hair.” That was one of the first insults that someone hurled at my hair. She was a junior at my school. She...
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How digital technologies can help Africa's smallholder farmers

Digitisation includes the delivery of agronomic advice and information via text messaging and interactive voice response. www.cta.int/ Abdul-Rahim Abdulai, University of Guelph; Emily Duncan, University of Guelph, and Evan Fraser, University of GuelphDigitisation could change the game for agriculture in Africa. That’s a key message in a repor...
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Why we're involved in a project in Africa to promote edible insects

The development of an industry in edible insects such as these mopane caterpillars has been slow. Shutterstock Robert Musundire, Chinhoyi University of TechnologyThere is a wealth of indigenous knowledge about capturing and eating insects in sub-Saharan Africa. But the development of edible insects as a food industry has been very slow, despite its...
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Why all children must learn code

Coding can enhance children’s creativity and their understanding of mathematics. wavebreakmedia/Shutterstock Bitange Ndemo, University of NairobiAcross the world, the conversion of information into a digital format – also called “digitalisation” – has increased productivity in the public and private sectors. As a resul...
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There's been a spike in fake African art. What's being done to fight it

A fake Lucky Sibiya investigated by the art school. Gerard de Kamper, University of PretoriaThe art world has been dealing with fakes for more than 2 000 years, with perhaps the most notorious case being the forgeries of Dutch master Johannes Vermeer’s paintings by artist Han van Meegeren during the Second World War. Now African art is becomi...
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What lost photos of Blue Notes say about South Africa's jazz history

Mongezi Feza on trumpet at the concert in 1964 that is the source of the rare new photos of The Blue Notes. Norman Owen-Smith Lindelwa Dalamba, University of the WitwatersrandIn 1964 a young South African student and photography enthusiast, Norman Owen-Smith, took his Leica camera along to a jazz concert at the then University of Natal Pietermaritz...
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How to handle unemployment rate in Africa

When you talk of unemployment the first nation that comes in perspective is the African continent. Yes, it is a big challenge that needs to be addressed at all costs. Some of the main causes of high unemployment rate include The rural-urban migration Inadequate innovation skills Corruption Poor governance High population rate However, with the help...
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African Languages

Africa is a wоndеrful соntіnеnt, blessed wіth rісh nаturаl resources. Different communities speak a wіdе vаrіеtу оf lаnguаgеѕ, that рlауѕ a mаjоr role in thеіr lives, аnd tends tо mаkе іt easier to іdеntіfу thеm wherever thеу аrе рrеѕеnt аmоng реорlе оf dіffеrеnt сulturеѕ. All thеѕе dіffеrеnt lаnguаgеѕ аrе attached to сulturеѕ thаt tеll thе world w...
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Africa Fashion

Afrісаn сlоthіng is the trаdіtіоnаl сlоthіng wоrn by thе реорlе of Afrіса. Some of this traditional dress style which makes it fashionable are; the Africa hat, kids clothing and attires for both men and women in different styles. In most cases, thе conventional gаrmеntѕ are bеіng replaced bу wеѕtеrn сlоthіng іntrоduсеd bу Eurореаn соlоnіаlіѕtѕ. Afr...
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Africa Safari Tour

What type of vacation do you dream of when you close your eyes? Many people think of tropical beaches, others think of adventurous mountain climbing and adrenaline pumping activities, others may think of amazing landscapes and scenery, some people may say they enjoy seeing rare and exotic wildlife in its natural habitat and a large number of people...
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The beauty of African handbags

Handbags have been an essential part of dress for many years, because it wasn't until the 17th century that clothing had pockets to carry things in. Not only have handbags been quite the useful tool for carrying the everyday items like money, phones, and stationery etc., but it has also grown to also become one of the most marketable fashion pieces...
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What is it about westernization on the African culture?

 Truth be told, the African culture is completely eroded due to westernization. The fact that new thing looks better and modern makes the African culture lose its meaning. However, the good side of it is that its preservation, on the other hand, earns the country's foreign exchange which also builds the economy. The way of life of people is so...
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