The Africa Report

Cashew nuts are getting rarer and more expensive.


Apprehension of lower kernel availability through 2016 due to a shorter crop and slower movement through the supply pipeline led to a rally in the price of raw nuts, Pankaj Sampat of Mumbai-based Samsons Trading said. Import duty of 10% on raw nuts by the Centre also led to prices moving up from middle of March as the duty adds to cost of doing business, he added.For the past week, several dozen men have circled a site in Nairobi National Park, unloading elephant tusks from shipping containers -- many of them so big it takes two men to carry one tusk -- and building them into towers of ivory up to 10 feet tall and 20 feet across.

Ugandan MP's petition the ICC for investigation into 'genocide' by the army and the police

Ugandan MP's petition the ICC for investigation into 'genocide' by the army and the police

6 January 2017 9:19 AM

DRC: Fears that new political agreement could fall through

DRC: Fears that new political agreement could fall through

5 January 2017 8:54 AM

Mozambique's Renamo opposition party extends ceasefire to aid peace talks

Mozambique's Renamo opposition party extends ceasefire to aid peace talks

4 January 2017 9:20 AM

Will Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh step down?

Will Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh step down?

3 January 2017 9:21 AM

Will Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh step down?

Will Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh step down?

2 January 2017 11:09 AM

Mozambique's escalating violence forces thousands to flee

Mozambique's escalating violence forces thousands to flee

30 December 2016 8:33 AM

Gambia's president-elect urges regional bloc to speed up negotiations on Jammeh's departure

Gambia's president-elect urges regional bloc to speed up negotiations on Jammeh's departure

29 December 2016 8:39 AM

DRC political instability persists

DRC political instability persists

28 December 2016 10:35 AM

AfricaReport

AfricaReport

23 December 2016 8:26 AM

Congo forces kill 26 protesters against leader Kabila

Congo forces kill 26 protesters against leader Kabila

21 December 2016 11:28 AM