Archive for March 2010

What we’re following 3/18/10

Mar 18th, 2010 | By | Category: Food for Thought

New York Times: Somalia Food Aid Bypasses Needy, U.N. Study Says A new United Nations Security report recently found that as much as half of the food aid sent to Somalia is diverted from needy people to a group of contractors, radical Islamist militants and U.N. staff members. The report recommends that Secretary General Ban […]



Biofuels take root in Uganda as experts warn of severe hunger

Mar 8th, 2010 | By | Category: Student Work

The motorbike trip to the remote village of Kimina in Masindi district is distressing; the road is narrow, potholed and dusty. After an hour of a draining ride, we “wake” up to the shock of a large plantation of ebiti (unknown trees), as they are commonly known in this part of western Uganda.



UC Berkeley J-School opens 2010-2011 fellowships for African journalists

Mar 8th, 2010 | By | Category: Top Story

The Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California at Berkeley is pleased to invite applications for three yearlong fellowships for accomplished African journalists, beginning in the 2010-2011 academic year.

The fellowships will each total $36,000, including round trip airfare, professional stipends, and rent while in Berkeley.

The selected fellows will join the School’s Visiting International Scholars Program and participate in a new journalism training initiative aimed to provide high quality coverage of agricultural development issues in Africa for dissemination in U.S., African, and international media. The initiative will also offer dedicated funding for both domestic U.S. and Africa travel for research and reporting work.