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Uganda's farmers battle palm oil Goliaths for land

Now he has almost nothing and is seeking compensation in Ugandan courts from the palm oil plantations he blames for seizing the land and destroying his livelihood.<p>As land grabs by local firms linked to multinationals drive small-holder farmers out of business, a rights group behind a February bid …

Africa this week: Five things we've learnt

<b>Some of the quirkier snippets from the news in Africa that we did not know last week:</b><p>1) The world is set to be 40% African by the end of the century<p>Africa is expected to account for more than half of the globe's population growth between now and 2050, according to UN predictions.<p>Find out more<p>2) …

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In Uganda, Villages Reap Benefits of “Machine” Energy

The grueling processing of grain and gathering of firewood dominate life in Uganda’s Teso region. Engineers Without Borders is seeking to help power an improved harvest.<p><b>Immaculate Kongai said she was quick to spot the potential of the Multifunction Energy Platform (MFP) as soon as it arrived in</b> …

World is crossing malnutrition red line, report warns

<b>Most countries in the world are facing a serious public health problem as a result of malnutrition, a report warns.</b><p>The Global Nutrition Report said every nation except China had crossed a "malnutrition red line", suffering from too much or too little nutrition.<p>Globally, malnutrition led to "11% of …

Could a ‘miracle tree’ help end malnutrition in Zambia?

<b>If you take the only road north out of Zambia's capital Lusaka, the bustle of roadside street vendors and concrete bungalows soon fades into fields of turmeric-tinted bush land, dotted with the occasional mango tree.</b><p>You'd be forgiven for missing the tiny dirt track that veers off toward the …

Milk teeth of Irish famine's youngest victims reveal secrets of malnutrition

Analysis of baby skeletons could help predict medical problems among contemporary children, says archaeologist<p>Tiny teeth of babies who died in the Irish famine in the 1840s, or soon afterwards when their parents moved to London in search of work, reveal they were the starving children of …