While sectarian turmoil continues to create havoc in parts of Zanzibar. Zanzibari who live in Toronto are worried for their friend and family’s safety in violent-stricken East African Island.
The Central Bank of Kenya reduced its key lending rate by 350 basis points to 13 percent, a move that many financial analysts expected be less. The measure was conducted in the midst of declining inflationary issues and exchange rate stability.
A massive scale-up of humanitarian efforts has led to significant food aid flows into local markets to ease Somalia’s famine conditions, but new fighting between military and the militant Al Shabab group continues posing serious risk to supply aid.
As aid workers scramble to distribute adequate food and water supplies to drought-stricken residents throughout East Africa, the region's worst drought in 60 years continued to threaten larger populations.
The 'green' revolution is underway in Africa, meeting widespread support from farmers and consumers. Unlike the biotech green revolution envisioned by many, this one is environmentally friendly.
"A surprisingly recent instance of human evolution has been detected among the peoples of East Africa. It is the ability to digest milk in adulthood, conferred by genetic changes that occurred as recently as 3,000 years ago"