Zambian Farmers Trying Weather-Based Insurance

Zambian Farmers Trying Weather-Based Insurance

FRIDAY PHIRI/INTER PRESS SERVICE Frequent extreme weather and climate shifts challenge already vulnerable groups such as smallholder farmers. Between 2004 and 2014, farmers are said…

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Students Learn Faster in Their Native Languages

Students Learn Faster in Their Native Languages

WORLD BANK On a typical morning in elementary schools across Uganda, children can be heard chanting letters of the English alphabet, each letter assigned to…

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Nigeria Invests in Sugar Industry

Nigeria Invests in Sugar Industry

NEWS AGENCY OF NIGERIA The largest manufacturing conglomerate in West Africa wants to create 15,000 jobs by launching a sugar industry in Nigeria’s Niger State….

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Three African Sites Given UNESCO World Heritage Status

Three African Sites Given UNESCO World Heritage Status

UNESCO In July 2017, the United Nations Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Committee added three new cultural sites in Angola, Eritrea and South…

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Local Language Guide Tells Farmers Which Way the Wind Blows

Local Language Guide Tells Farmers Which Way the Wind Blows

VOICE OF AMERICA When farmers in northern Burkina Faso speak about the direction of the wind, they refer to the direction it is blowing in….

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Market Reopens at Cameroonian Border

Market Reopens at Cameroonian Border

VOICE OF AMERICA Trade is returning to Cameroon’s border communities more than two years after the start of the regional military offensive against Boko Haram…

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Nile River Project will Link 10 Countries

Nile River Project will Link 10 Countries

ADF STAFF Work is set to begin on a 4,000-kilometer shipping lane that will connect the Mediterranean Sea with Lake Victoria, improving trade for 10…

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Countries Restrict ‘Dirty’ Fuel

Countries Restrict ‘Dirty’ Fuel

BBC NEWS AT BBC.CO.UK/NEWS Nigerians call the gargantuan traffic jams of cars, trucks and other vehicles in Lagos “go-slows.” Trying to get anywhere is often…

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Kenya Rolls Out HIV Preventive Measure

Kenya Rolls Out HIV Preventive Measure

VOICE OF AMERICA Thousands of HIV-negative Kenyans will for the first time be placed on daily antiretroviral medication in a bid to prevent new infections….

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Ghana’s Elections are Model for Africa

Ghana’s Elections are Model for Africa

AFRICA CENTER FOR STRATEGIC STUDIES On January 7, 2017, Ghana held its seventh presidential inauguration since 1992. It marked the third time the party in…

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