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Dead cattle in Kenya: more than 10 million people are affected by the drought (AP Photo/ Sayyid Azim)

How to ease famine in Africa

Handing out money or food vouches will stop people starving and boost businesses at the same time

Cardinal John Njue of Nairobi says he does not know the reasons why his predecessor, Bishop Cornelius Schilder, retired early. Bishop Schilder is accused of sexual abuse (CNS photo/Nancy Wiechec)

RTE’s programme about abuse in Africa showed two very different ways of handling the problem: facing up to it or keeping it quiet

People in the Kibera slum in Nairobi, Kenya, could better themselves if they were given legal title to their dwellings (AP Photo/Khalil Senosi)

How to really solve poverty in Africa

Well, here is a checklist. And it doesn’t include aid