War Veterans turn to farming

War Veterans turn to farming

ADAM BEMMA/IPS Along the fertile banks of the White Nile, a war veteran’s co-op is planting for a food-secure future in South Sudan, a country…

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Niger’s Traditional Leaders Promote Maternal Health

Niger’s Traditional Leaders Promote Maternal Health

Story and photo by JOAN ERAKIT/IPS Dry, hot and often plagued with sandstorms, Niger has a population of more than 17.2 million. Insecurity, drought and…

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Oral Cholera Vaccine is Success in Guinea

Oral Cholera Vaccine is Success in Guinea

VOICE OF AMERICA An oral vaccine for cholera has proved to be highly effective and could change the way future outbreaks are controlled. The medical…

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Rwanda Introduces Greenhouse Gas Monitoring

Rwanda Introduces Greenhouse Gas Monitoring

THE EASTAFRICAN Rwanda’s Ministry of Natural Resources has unveiled a new monitoring system to cut greenhouse gas emissions caused by deforestation and environmental degradation. Adrie…

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UN Calls for End to Hunger in Africa by 2025

UN Calls for End to Hunger in Africa by 2025

UNITED NATIONS NEWS CENTRE The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization has warned that despite notable recent economic progress, Africa remains the world’s most food-insecure…

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War-Scarred Côte d’Ivoire Reopens for Business

War-Scarred Côte d’Ivoire Reopens for Business

Côte d’Ivoire President Alassane Ouattara [REUTERS] REUTERS Côte d’Ivoire is re-emerging as the prime investment destination in West Africa after a decade of political turmoil,…

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Angola Gives $10 Million in Aid to CAR

Angola Gives $10 Million in Aid to CAR

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Angola announced $10 million in aid for the strife-torn Central African Republic, with a possible credit line in the future, during a visit…

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Sierra Leonean Peacemaker Dies at 82

Sierra Leonean Peacemaker Dies at 82

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Ahmad Tejan Kabbah, who as president was widely credited with returning peace to Sierra Leone after years of brutal civil war, died March…

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Mauritanian Capital Chooses First Female Mayor

Mauritanian Capital Chooses First Female Mayor

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE A former minister became Nouakchott’s first female mayor in February 2014 after being voted in by councilors to head up the sprawling Mauritanian…

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Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire to Resolve Maritime Boundary

Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire to Resolve Maritime Boundary

REUTERS West African neighbors Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire aim to settle a long-running dispute over their maritime boundary. The move could defuse sometimes-tense relations between…

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