Lake Victoria, located in the East African Plateau between Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya, is the site of one of the largest freshwater fisheries in the world. In Uganda, fisheries represent a vast source of income for the rural communities living on its shores and beyond.
A stronger and more dynamic regional and international research-for-development partnership in agriculture is the way forward for advancing food security and poverty reduction in the drylands.
Governments are failing to prevent hunger emergencies in developing nations, despite ample warning, because they see more political danger than reward in acting early to avert famine, a report from the Chatham House thinktank said on Friday.
Hundreds of households in the disputed Sool area of the self-declared republic of Somaliland are facing a water shortage following poor rains, say officials.
Both Somaliland and the self-declared autonomous region of Puntland claim the Sool and Sanaag regions.
Over two million families who solely depend on Lake Malawi for their livelihoods are anxiously putting their hopes into an upcoming mediation between Malawi and Tanzania intended to put an end to a longstanding ownership dispute.
In the fall of 2012 newspapers around the world reported on a Wikileaks document, surreptitiously acquired from Stratfor, the Texas security company, revealing Egyptian and Sudanese plans to build an airstrip for bombing a dam in the Blue Nile River Gorge in Ethiopia.
The earth in Maban County, South Sudan, is already dry and cracked, and even a faint breeze raises a haze of brown dust.
Carbon offsets have fallen in and out of favor since they were established with the Kyoto Protocol in 1997. Critics say they allow wealthy organizations to placate consumers and claim their products are “green” without making any real, lasting changes.
Campaigners opposed to a large palm oil plantation in a rainforest covering part of the Korup National Park in southwestern Cameroon say up to 45,000 people risk losing their livelihoods if the project proceeds.
In the coming weeks, Northern Mali could face severe locust outbreaks, as a result of recent fighting and instability that has weakened the region's capacity to destroy the insects, according to experts.
Worsening hunger, El Nino floods and a lack of long-term investments threaten to tip many Somalis back into crisis a year after famine swept the country, Oxfam said on Monday.
The warning comes despite signs that life is improving in Somalia's battle-scarred capital Mogadishu.
NAIROBI, Sep 11 2012 - Water scarcity is fuelling deadly inter-ethnic wars that continue to claim lives in Kenya, according to government officials.
Abuja, 2 September 2012 - The deluge ravaging several parts of Nigeria was worsened penultimate Saturday (August 25, 2012) by the release of water from Lagdo Dam in northern Cameroun by the Camerounian authorities, which led to the submerging of many riverine settlements in 11 local government ar