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Tense Burundi: What does the Army's Recent Warning Really Mean? by Archie Henry

The increasingly tense situation in Burundi is now meeting an interesting turn: the Minister of Defense’s warning that the army could finally be deployed to resist “the detractors of peace.” 1,155 more words

Burundi

Tanzanian Dust on a Trini's Travelling Shoes

By Chike Pilgrim

Dust covers my shoes as I walk the city center. The city of Arusha, in northern Tanzania, has its share of high rise buildings, and is well paved, complete with concrete sidewalks. 702 more words

Travel

IMPACT OF RAINWATER HARVESTING ON SUSTAINABLE LIVING AND THE ECONOMY IN KENYA

There is no higher quality source of water available, to us Kenyans, than rainwater. Unlike Water captured in dams which require an extensive treatment process to ensure a quality fit for human consumption, rainwater that is collected from roofs and stored appropriately represents a sustainable source of water ideal for use inside and outside the home and workplace. 274 more words

Kenya

Biogas changes lives of dairy farmers in southern Tanzania

A biogas stove in Tanzania (photo credit: Flickr/Duffy Tilleman).

By Mercy Becon

Many people in Tanzania rely on firewood and charcoal for cooking and lighting. But these traditional methods not only destroy the environment on which millions depend, but also are inefficient and have serious repercussions for people’s health, safety and economic circumstance. 249 more words

East Africa

In pursuit of a solution for maize lethal necrosis disease in East Africa

Since its outbreak and rapid spread in 2011, maize lethal necrosis disease (MLND) has continued to wreak havoc in farmer’s fields across Tanzania and Kenya. The disease has clearly emerged as a big threat to maize production in the two countries and currently most of the commercially available maize varieties are susceptible to the disease. 111 more words

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