Monthly Archives: May 2012

REFUGEES: Moving out of the shadows

JOHANNESBURG 31 May 2012 (IRIN) – When night falls in the Dadaab refugee complex in eastern Kenya, nearly half a million refugees are plunged into darkness. The lack of light robs schoolchildren of the possibility of studying and provides perfect cover…

FOOD: Power to the people!

JOHANNESBURG 15 May 2012 (IRIN) – The UN Development Programme (UNDP) launched its first Africa Human Development Report today, stressing food security as a means to a better quality of life for all.

MALAWI: Dream fades for inland port project

NSANJE 10 May 2012 (IRIN) – Visitors arriving in Nsanje, the sleepy capital of Malawi’s southernmost district, are greeted by a large yellowing billboard announcing: “The dream becomes reality. Nsanje Port opens October 2010.” But those who go to the port will find little more than a concrete quay with a couple of dozen mooring posts, and a few fishermen manoeuvring crude dug-out canoes through the murky brown waters of the Shire River.