Tag: Kenya

A New Social Contract Needed for Children on the Move

A New Social Contract Needed for Children on the Move

Forced to flee wars and disasters, sometimes without family, and struggling to survive in the worst of circumstances, children on the move have long led very precarious lives. Be they refugees, internally displaced or asylum seekers, vulnerable and marginalised, they lose years of childhood. They are exposed to the worst forms of abuse, such as commercial exploitation and violence. Today, […]

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Why are tomato prices in Africa increasing?

Why are tomato prices in Africa increasing?

Produced by Gladys Kigo, Video by Olivia Lace-Evans. Tomato prices in Kenya have skyrocketed in recent weeks, with some parts of the country paying up to seven times more. The price rises follow months of heavy rains across East Africa. But could climate change be contributing to the problem? The BBC’s Mercy Juma reports from the farmlands of Kenya.

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Samburu men attempt to fend-off a swarm of desert locusts flying over a grazing land in Kenya, 2020. (Image: Njeri Mwangi/Reuters)

Biblical Level Locusts ‘plague’ East Africa before moving to Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and India

Swarms of desert locusts, as many as 360 billion insects has so far devastated East Africa before moving to Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and India. Swarms of desert locusts ravaging crops and grazing land across East Africa have reached South Sudan, already reeling from widespread hunger and years of civil war, the country’s agriculture minister said on Tuesday. Invasion is further […]

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