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Boko Haram Leader Abubakar Shekau (BBC News)

Western Inaction in Africa

The UN’s decision to put sanctions on Boko Haram is a very weak move and is going to do little except convince the public that steps are actually being taken to solve the problem. If you’re a Nigerian citizen living in the north, a sanction does absolutely nothing to ease your fears. Omoyele of Sahara […]

Helping People Help Themselves

Helping People Help Themselves

One of the African Community Advancement Initiative’s main goals is to provide education and resources to farmers in Rufiji, Tanzania so that they can increase their agricultural output. One aspect of our program is the provision of higher quality seeds. This is important because a seed that is genetically stronger can make more food, and […]

The Banning of Khat in the UK

A collective of Kenyan MPs have decided to push a motion in parliament that will evict UK farmers from Meru, a region largely known for growing khat, a herbal stimulant. The move comes after the British government’s decision to categorize Khat as a class C drug. According to the British government, possession of a class […]

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Kenyan Moonshining: Punishment or Harm Reduction

BBC News recently published an article online about Kenyan moonshiners. 70 people are believed to have died as a result of illegal alcohol production, with an additional 181 being hospitalized. In response to the incident, the Kenyan government suspended one official and arrested two of the suspected brewers. Other brewers involved have gone into hiding […]