Plant Clinics Spread to help Ugandan Farmers

Plant Clinics Spread to help Ugandan Farmers

IRIN “Plant doctor” Daniel Lyazi cuts apart a slime-covered cabbage at a farmers’ market in Mukono, central Uganda, where the devastating cassava brown streak disease…

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Microchips Protect Kenya’s Rhinos from Poachers

Microchips Protect Kenya’s Rhinos from Poachers

VOICE OF AMERICA Kenyan wildlife officials have begun inserting microchips into rhinos in a bid to combat poachers, who kill the animals for their horns….

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Rwanda Plans to Offer Free Wi-Fi Nationwide

Rwanda Plans to Offer Free Wi-Fi Nationwide

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Rwanda is trying to reinvent itself as a regional high-tech hub by rolling out free citywide, and eventually nationwide, wireless connectivity. “I came…

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Niger Poised to Transform Its Economy

Niger Poised to Transform Its Economy

ADF STAFF The wide, languid Niger River is Africa’s third-longest at 4,200 kilometers. It stretches in a boomerang shape from Guinea up as far north…

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Kenyan-born Cyclist Hopes to tap into Africa’s Talent Pool

Kenyan-born Cyclist Hopes to tap into Africa’s Talent Pool

REUTERS The 2013 winner of the Tour de France, Chris Froome, says Kenya has a rich pool of endurance athletes and that the next great…

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Mandela Film premieres in South Africa

Mandela Film premieres in South Africa

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE A long-awaited film on the life of anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela premiered in his native South Africa on November 3, 2013, stirring emotional…

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Togo’s first winter Olympian wants to inspire Africa

Togo’s first winter Olympian wants to inspire Africa

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Togo’s first competitor at the Winter Olympics, cross-country skier Mathilde-Amivi Petitjean, did not expect to win a medal at the 2014 games…

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EU Signs Road Grant With Ethiopia

EU Signs Road Grant With Ethiopia

REUTERS The European Union has signed a development grant with Ethiopia worth $287.26 million to help finance road construction and projects targeting maternal health and…

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Africa Getting ‘White Space’ Internet

Africa Getting ‘White Space’ Internet

REUTERS At Cape Town’s Elswood Secondary School, even the metal grills welded into its walls did not deter burglars from ripping out the copper cables…

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Tanzania Attracts More Tourists

Tanzania Attracts More Tourists

REUTERS Tanzania, famed for its safari parks beneath snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro, estimated that it attracted 40 percent more tourists in 2013 than in 2012. The…

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