Caption: A bare room in a looted home. The village of Nadungoru became a ghost town after residents fled invading herdsmen. Credit Tyler Hicks/The New York Times

Loss of Fertile Land Fuels ‘Looming Crisis’ Across Africa

Jeffrey Gettleman New York Times July 30, 2017
Africa has a land problem. The continent seems so vast and the land so open. The awesome sense of space is an inextricable part of the beauty here — the unadulterated vistas, the endless land. But in a way, that is an illusion. Population swells, climate change, soil degradation, erosion, poaching, global food prices and even the benefits of affluence are exerting incredible pressure on African land. They are fueling conflicts across the continent. See full story.

Caption: A bare room in a looted home. The village of Nadungoru became a ghost town after residents fled invading herdsmen. Credit Tyler Hicks/The New York Times

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