Africa:Can Index Insurance Make African Farmers Climate-Resilient?

[IPS] Addis Ababa -Index insurance is being promoted as a solution to protect climate affected smallholder farmers in Africa. This type of micro insurance is slowly gaining ground as a way of compensating farmers for lost crops and livestock due to climate change.

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Zimbabwe:The Blame Game – What Mugabe’s Been Playing Since 1980

[allAfrica] As Zimbabwe’s economy has gone from bad to worse in recent years, Robert Mugabe’s political and physical demise has been predicted many times but he has always confounded his many critics – so far at least. He has been seen as a revolutionary hero, fighting white minority rule for the freedom of his people, but some┬árank him among the continent’s worst.

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Africa:#MeToo – Good Men Should Not be Quiet Spectators

[allAfrica] The pain and anger of more than a million people who tweeted #MeToo in the last week has crowded social media with personal stories of sexual harassment or assault. This virtual march of solidarity marks both the urgency of finding a shared voice and the hidden scale of assault that did not previously have a register

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