Author: Kendrick Lebron

Recent high water levels of Kenya’s Rift Valley lakes have flooded properties and displaced communities, most notably around Lakes Baringo and Naivasha. There are many lakes along the length of the African Rift Valley, which runs from the Red Sea in the north to Mozambique in the south. Kenya’s eastern Rift Valley has a string of eight lakes. These lakes provide diverse […]

  Weather and climate have far-reaching effects on every part of life. The timing of seasons, range of daily and seasonal temperatures, the amount of rainfall – these all influence things as diverse as food production, disease prevalence and tourism. You don’t need to be a scientist to know what good weather feels like. But there’s […]

We are at a unique moment in history. Two particular, ongoing events stand out. COVID-19 is one. The other is a long-overdue recognition of inequities among people in the US and worldwide, as exemplified by the Black Lives Matter movement. These issues provide a useful, timely lens through which to consider the role and value of African […]

  Since the year 2000, South Africa has made big strides in lowering levels of both child and adult hunger, as well as improving food security for many poor families. Research has shown that these improvements were largely driven by the expansion of the child support grant. Around 12.5 million of these grants are paid each month and their many […]

  Mobile financial services are, in most African countries, born out of crises. In 2011, Zimbabwe had gone through a volatile decade of economic crises – hyperinflation, currency instability and a collapse of the formal financial system. Consumers, mostly employed in the informal sector, had a widespread mistrust of the formal banking system. In came Econet, […]

  South African law states that mineral resources are the common heritage of all the country’s people. The state is the custodian of these resources for the benefit of all citizens. The Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act also states that mineral resources must be developed sustainably. The Constitution protects the right of all people to an […]

Most of South Africa’s seasonal rainfall occurs during the warmer summer months, from October to March. As a result, October is an important period for farmers to begin planning when to sow crops (such as maize, wheat and sunflowers) for the growing season. October is also an important period for the tourism industry to think about water supplies for the […]

GAUTENG, South Africa, October 13, 2020/ — South African casino operators such as Tsogo Sun and Sun International are quietly pushing the government to pass legislation allowing online casinos to operate alongside the already legalized and regulated online sports betting industry. They are hoping that the hard work put into the 2008 National Gambling Amendment […]

  Cape Town, 13th October 2020 – Good news for Kaavan, the world’s loneliest elephant: The Islamabad High Court has now appointed Dr Amir Khalil, veterinarian at the global animal welfare organisation FOUR PAWS, as amicus curiae and assigned him with the logistical organisation and execution of Kaavan’s relocation from Pakistan to Cambodia. In early […]

  On 22 November 1998, a slight young striker by the name of Nino came off the bench for third-tier side Elche CF, to replace future Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova. The 18-year-old, made quite an impression, soon hit the key goal in a 3-1 victory against Figueres, to keep his team on course for promotion. […]

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