Putin assured the AU that Russia would ease grain shortages, but the arrangement is far from straightforward.
Pan-Africanism means we will do it ourselves by doing it together. It grounds economic advancement, political liberation, cultural self-determination and territorial integrity in the unity of all African people on the continent and its diaspora. While the African Union has scored some important wins, African unity essentially fails along class lines.
Today Africans are celebrating Africa Day, one of the most important days on the continent. This year’s African Union theme of Africa Day is focused on the importance of addressing malnutrition and food insecurity.
Food Security in Africa is now more critical than ever. By 2050, the continent is estimated to reach a population count of 2.5 billion people, and with the rate of food production unable to meet up with the population growth rate, more people are threatened with hunger and food insecurity.
Our continent’s economy needs to be extricated from the colonial peonage maintained by African and foreign elites. We need an economy that centers Africa’s self-determination, our people and planet’s wellbeing.
In a storytelling collaboration with African Crossroads, This Is Africa explores what relationships Africans have with their environment zooming in on efforts to better the interconnection and interaction between humans and nature. Inspecting through a climate lens, the series juxtaposes everyday life and eco-friendly rituals on the continent that have seen the survival of our species, lands and oceans as we know them over centuries. Our coverage will delve into the Climate action scene, highlighting injustices on the larger African continent, local communities and individuals in urban, semi-urban, and rural settings across Africa. The collection of feature stories, essays, cartoons and illustrations brings together different experiences, initiatives and perspectives on human-nature coexistence as we strive for Climate Justice for all.
America has historically been a strong Ethiopia ally, but this latest move to withhold foreign direct assistance has thrown its loyalty into question.
Machine learning is offering useful insights in areas of land use, yields, and peak time for harvest, input distribution gaps, and other contextual monitoring aspects that would help struggling farmers improve crop yields considering the impact of the climate crisis on crops.
Most African staple foods are plant based yet the notion of being a non-meat eater is deemed “un-African”, “bourgeois” or “finicky” by many. If you are thinking of making the change, here are some of the things you can expect as a new vegetarian in an African city.