Rural Malawians Get Better, Cheaper Internet

Rural Malawians Get Better, Cheaper Internet

CHARITY CHIMUNGU PHIRI/INTER PRESS SERVICE For the first time, many Malawians living in rural areas are able to easily access the internet. It was the…

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Zambia Calls in the Air Force to Combat Pests

Zambia Calls in the Air Force to Combat Pests

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Zambia has ordered the national Air Force into action to fight pests that have invaded maize crops and threatened vital food supplies. The…

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Kenya Plants Tougher Trees to Hold Back Desert

Kenya Plants Tougher Trees to Hold Back Desert

Story and photo by JUSTUS WANZALA/INTER PRESS SERVICE Faced with growing degradation that is swallowing large swaths of land in arid and semiarid areas, Kenya…

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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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