Search for a New Beginning: Perceptions of Truth, Justice, Reconciliation and Healing in South SudanJan 28, 2016A groundbreaking survey in South Sudan seeking views on how to deal with the country’s violent past has found significant support for perpetrators of violence to face trial, and for those missing or killed to be honoured publicly.
The Central African Republic heads to the ballot box to achieve sustainable peaceJan 1, 2016More than two million Central Africans went to the polls on Wednesday, December 30, 2015, to elect their president and their representatives in the National Assembly.
Central African Republic holds constitutional referendumDec 14, 2015On 13 December 2015, voters in the Central African Republic (CAR) went to the polls to give their judgment on the draft Constitution.
Addressing climate change and poverty as one in MalawiDec 3, 2015The government of Malawi has been struggling to end poverty since independence in 1964, banking its strategies on the proceeds from its agro based economy. Sadly, climate change entered the scene and dramatically disturbed the farming sector.
Gambia: Enhancing resilience in coastal communities vulnerable to climate changeDec 1, 2015Rice has long been a way of life for communities along Gambia’s coast. But in recent decades, climate change and overdevelopment have combined to endanger the viability of rice and thus the livelihoods of many rural Gambians.
Traditional seeds keep hunger away in drought-prone ZimbabweNov 30, 2015A recent study by Care International-Zimbabwe found that female farmers were more receptive to best farming practices than their male counterparts. The Zimbabwean government has started issuing land rights to women smallholders, previously a taboo.
Hunger heralds climate change’s arrival in BotswanaNov 24, 2015“As climate change ushers in more stress on the water sector, it is increasingly a concern that losses in rangeland productivity will result in food insecurity, especially in rural areas,” a country analysis report unveiled recently on Botswana states.
When the rains came in Dokolo and KaramojaNov 16, 2015Households in Northern Uganda are recovering from a prolonged dry spell which has devastated harvests and led to food shortages. Long-awaited rains are expected to replenish pastures, and communities are being encouraged to plant short-term crops. But those that can, fear losing their produce again, when the rains stop.
Climate change bites Kenyan tea farmersNov 10, 2015You wouldn't typically expect heavy rainfall and frost in East Africa. But the Earth's climate is changing - and this is affecting one of the world's largest tea-producing regions, in central Kenya.
Japan supports elections in CAROct 22, 2015The Government of Japan has made a USD 550,000 contribution to finance the upcoming elections in the Central African Republic (CAR) and ensure women and men in CAR and in neighboring countries go and vote.
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