Tag Archives: Environment

King corn’s crown slips

Some call it nshima or sadza, others pap or ugali. Whatever the name, maize meal is the staple food across much of southern Africa and large parts of eastern Africa.

Boiled and stirred into a …

Climate Change Triggers Disease Risk in Tanzania

Residents in low-lying areas in Tanzania’s largest city, Dar es Salaam, are potentially at risk of contracting waterborne diseases as heavy rains, which started last week, continue to pound the city. Early this month, the …

Urgent action ‘needed for clean cooking, heating fuels’

Nairobi – Urgent measures are needed to reduce exposure to smoke from traditional cooking and heating methods such as using solid fuels, which contribute to more than four million deaths a year globally, a conference …

Restoring Land and Livelihoods

At the birth of our democracy the incoming government ambitiously stated they would redistribute thirty percent of agricultural land, 25 million hectares, by 1999. When it was obvious the goal could not be met, the …

Food Security Can Come in Tiny, Wiggly Packages

Lusaka – It is known as the land of copper to the outside world, but there’s another c-word that does a roaring trade in Zambia, albeit locally – caterpillars. On a street corner in the …

Major boost for climate change resilience in Africa

Cape Town – A new US$10 million fund has been launched to increase climate change resilience in Africa. The World Meteorological Organization (WMO), UN agencies and humanitarian organisations launched the Climate Services Adaptation Programme in …

Africa everywhere: black culture is the heart of periphery esthetics

Artistic expressions produced within periphery communities originate from everyday cultural manifestations. Theatre, music, dance and painting are interlinked to popular society, sacred and street festivities, story telling, and street vendor chants. The “periphery arts” that …

Before They Resurrect the Noble Savage

As history and our collective experience reveals, so much of a photograph’s meaning is not captured within its frame. What is not confined to the frame is the social environment within which the image was …