Africa’s hottest Oasis

Africa’s hottest oasis threatened by drought and disease

Tunisia’s KEBILI – In an oasis notorious as the hottest place in Africa, Tunisian farmers say they are in a losing struggle with disease and drought which is causing many of them to abandon plantations where they grow some of the best dates in the world. In the past, the date palm orchards at Kebili oasis formed lush, rich islands in a desolate landscape. However, many of the trees are currently dying, and their naked, dry, and fruitless trunks extend into the sky. According to farme...[Read More]