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Somalia Faces Worst Drought In Five Years

Somalia is entering its worst drought in five years and aid agencies are unable to feed the majority of people in need, a senior United Nations humanitarian official said Jan. 28. Al Shabaab rebels, who profess loyalty to al-Qaida, have refused to allow food aid to be distributed in southern and central Somalia, which they

GM Maize Trials To Begin In East Africa Researchers

Confined field trials of genetically modified maize will begin in Kenya and Uganda this year once regulators approve it, the U. S.-based non-profit African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF) said. Scientists from Kenyan and Ugandan government research bodies, Monsanto and research body International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) developed the 12 varieties of Water Efficient