Seychelles to Intercept Fishing Devices

Seychelles to Intercept Fishing Devices

SEYCHELLES NEWS AGENCY The Seychelles is taking steps to limit the damaging effects of fish aggregating devices (FADs) on the island nation’s reefs and other…

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Madagascar Farmers Learn How to Beat Droughts

Madagascar Farmers Learn How to Beat Droughts

MIRIAM GATHIGAH/INTER PRESS SERVICE Mirantsoa Faniry Rakotomalala is different from most farmers in the Greater South of Madagascar, who were devastated after losing an estimated…

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Program Teaches Farmers How to Use  Fertilizer, Technology

Program Teaches Farmers How to Use Fertilizer, Technology

BUSANI BAFANA/INTER PRESS SERVICE Brightly colored cans, bags of fertilizer and packets containing all types of seeds catch the eye upon entering Nancy Khorommbi’s agro…

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Cameroonian Hydroelectric Plant to Harness River Power

Cameroonian Hydroelectric Plant to Harness River Power

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE The government of Cameroon is partnering with French energy giant EDF and the World Bank to fund a $1.2 billion hydroelectric plant, slated…

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South African Telescope Helps Detect Pulsar

South African Telescope Helps Detect Pulsar

REUTERS The Southern African Large Telescope (SALT) has helped detect a type of star known as a white dwarf pulsar, the first discovery of its…

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4 Elephants + 1 Day =  500 Sheets of Paper

4 Elephants + 1 Day = 500 Sheets of Paper

MEDIA CLUB SOUTH AFRICA A popular variety of handmade commercial paper has messy beginnings. John Matano’s Nampath Paper is one of 17 Kenyan companies that…

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Ethiopian Entrepreneurs Turn to beekeeping

Ethiopian Entrepreneurs Turn to beekeeping

THOMSON REUTERS FOUNDATION Beekeeper Ayenalem Ketema is the proud owner of three hives, which have produced enough honey for the young Ethiopian to build a…

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Africa’s University Enrollment is Rising

Africa’s University Enrollment is Rising

MEDIA CLUB SOUTH AFRICA Although Africa has among the lowest higher education enrollment rates in the world, the 21st century has seen huge growth in…

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South Africa, Zimbabwe  Promote Cooperation

South Africa, Zimbabwe Promote Cooperation

SOUTH AFRICAN GOVERNMENT NEWS AGENCY South Africa’s Trade and Industry deputy minister is pushing for increased trade between his country and neighboring Zimbabwe. Deputy Minister…

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‘Made in Ghana’ Vehicles Go on Sale

‘Made in Ghana’ Vehicles Go on Sale

Story and photo by AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE A Ghanaian inventor and church leader who started out trying to make voice-controlled television sets is telling the world’s auto…

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