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Africa’s fisheries’ paradise at a crossroads

Publication | May 20, 2015 at 0:00

Overfishing has already depleted fish stocks in China, and now we’ve revealed how Chinese owned and flagged fishing vessels are taking advantage of weak regulations to fish illegally - and at the expense of local artisanal fishers. If China...

The Politics of Food, When African Nations Become Heroes

Blog entry by Shanaaz Nel | May 12, 2015

This is a simple beginning to a very thorny story. In the foot hills of many communities are the major makers of food for every citizen, local and global. The hero in this story has extraordinary super being power, has the will power...

For the future of fisheries in West-Africa

Blog entry by Prudence Wanko | May 7, 2015

By Prudence Wanko In order to see fisheries reborn, West African States must take up their responsibility to eradicate all forms of illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing, including a practice which is slowly killing a...

Scam on the African Coast

Publication | May 7, 2015 at 12:37

West African waters remain one of the few fertile fishing grounds in the world. For many coastal countries, fishing contributes significantly to the national economy as an income source. It also contributes to job creation and, more...

Whose Responsibility Is It?

Blog entry by Ahmed DIAME | May 6, 2015

When will we see a renewal of West African fisheries laws? A few weeks ago, television channels worldwide showed, in a loop, what is now called the "tragedy of the Mediterranean". The lifeless bodies, of at least 800 young...

Celebrating Ecologically Farmed Food in Nairobi

Blog entry by Taahir Chagan | April 20, 2015

On the 25 th of April we will celebrate ecologically farmed food in all its splendour by hosting a fun food fair in the heart of Nairobi at Central Park. We will have an authentic Kenyan Cook-off contest , where the budding chefs...

Tales from Rainbow Warrior the third - part 5

Blog entry by Samkelo Ndongeni | April 10, 2015

01 March 2015 Since I was doing the gangway watch I slept during the morning. I woke up at 10h: 00am to go to Mongrove nature reserve at Umngeni municipality. I was amazed to find out that the nature reserve was once a military...

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