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South African white farmers, Black protesters face off over farm murder

Two suspected killers of farmer attend court hearing

Senekal | Reuters –– White South African farmers and Black protesters hurled abuse and threats at each other on Friday during a court hearing in a murder case that has exposed still simmering racial tensions 26 years after the end of apartheid. The killing of Brendan Horner, a white man whose body was found tied […] Read more

Drought-Tolerant Maize Huge Benefit For Africa – for Sep. 13, 2010

Distributing new varieties of drought-tolerant maize (corn) to African farmers could save more than $1.5 billion, boost yields by up to a quarter and lift some of the world’s poorest out of poverty, a study found. The study by the Mexicobased International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre (CIMMYT), with input from other food-research institutes, focused […] Read more