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From Timbuktu Chronicles Fri Aug 29 2014, 11:01:00


São Tomé was once the world's biggest exporter of cocoa, but a decade ago the global cocoa price crash destroyed the industry here and desperate farmers have been clearing the forests to find alternative ways to make a living. But then the rising global demand for organic chocolate changed everything. IFAD joined forces with French organic chocolate company, Kaoka, to revive the island's cocoa industry. And it looks like chocolate might just save this island.Building the organic chocolate industry should be the next step, exporting commodities isn't enough.

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From Congolese Women on the web Fri Aug 29 2014, 07:28:00

A Mayéyé et à Mikakaya, dans le département de la Lékoumou, avec l'aide d'une association féminine, des femmes autochtones se sont regroupées en groupements pour faire l'agriculture afin de lutter contre la pauvreté.

Situé à quelques kilomètres du district de Mayéyé au sud-est de Sibiti sur une déviation, Mikakaya est un village d'autochtones construit en huttes d'environ 150 mètres de long. Dans ce hameau, 23 femmes autochtones sont regroupées au sein d'un groupement pour faire l'agriculture. Elles cultivent le manioc, l'arachide, l'oseille, le maïs... Un autre groupement de femmes autochtones à Mayéyé, mais qui est très organisé compte 12 ...

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From Face of Malawi Fri Aug 29 2014, 06:21:12

Civil Servants Trade Union (CSTU) and Teachers Union of Malawi (TUM) leadership has asked government to consider a reasonable increase in salary.

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From Face of Malawi Fri Aug 29 2014, 06:08:31

Reports reaching FaceofMalawi indicates that Malawi Institute of Journalism (MIJ) fm comic make Nicholas Mbonela also known as Che Nkope who is

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From African Arguments Fri Aug 29 2014, 05:55:36

In July 1994, with the RPF was about to win the war against the Habyarimana regime and thus put an end to the genocide, a massive exodus of Hutu refugees took place to Rwanda's neighbours. The vast majority of them, about two million, ended up in huge refugee camps in the then Zairean provinces of North and South Kivu (present day DRC.) Almost immediately, the regular army and the militias involved in the genocide reorganized life along the old lines, forcing the people to live under their authority and continuing the war by other means. The continuing disintegration of the Zairian state and the illness of its dictator Mobutu gave the rump of the Rwandan regime greater scope to operate without disturbance. Very soon the camps became an excellent base for hit and run actions intended on ...

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From Face of Malawi Fri Aug 29 2014, 05:55:35

Business man Mr Victor Sithole's cashgate case will reconvene once the state's lawyer Mr Kamudoni Nyasulu has identified the bank from which

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From Face of Malawi Fri Aug 29 2014, 05:38:10

Captain of the National Football Team, Black Stars, Asamoah Gyan has arrived in Malawi to support the country's invigoration of the global

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From IT News Africa news alert Fri Aug 29 2014, 05:29:11

Just short of three months ago, Hisense announced its plans to supply Southern African countries with locally manufactured products through its Export Division. To date, over R15 million worth of products has been supplied to Namibia, Zambia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, as well as Madagascar, Seychelles, Ghana, Liberia and Cameroon. According to Hisense, Namibia is proving to

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From Face of Malawi Fri Aug 29 2014, 05:24:54

Two People are in police custody in Kasungu for allegedly stealing 15 goats. Kasungu Police spokesperson Edwin Kaunda confirmed of the arrest

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From Face of Malawi Fri Aug 29 2014, 05:13:51

The Industrial Relations Court (IRC) has ordered the government of Malawi to pay Matlida Katopola, former Clerk of Malawi National Assembly, 'huge amounts

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