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Ouverture de la Conférence internationale annuelle sur le Karité à Cotonoumediaterre.org | 30 Apr 2012
Le ministre béninois de l'Industrie, du Commerce, des Petites et Moyennes entreprises, Mme Mandina Séfou, a procédé mercredi à Cotonou à l'ouverture de la 5e édition de la conférence internationale annuelle sur le karité, dont l'objectif est à examiner l'impact considérable du karité sur les moyens...
Building science bridges in BotswanaSCIDEV.NET | 24 Apr 2012
On the outskirts of the Kalahari Desert, the Okavango Research Institute (ORI) in Botswana is taking advantage of expertise from across Africa to solve national science problems, according to a feature in the TWAS Newsletter.The institute is part of the University of Botswana. The single...
Coopération environnementale : le Togo et le Bénin signent un accordmediaterre.org | 20 Mar 2012
Le Togo et le Benin, deux pays frontaliers, ont décidé de créer un cadre de concertation en vue de résoudre les problèmes communs liés à l'environnement dans les deux pays.C'est dans ce cadre qu'une rencontre entre les acteurs de l'environnement de ces deux pays a eu lieu le vendredi 16 mars 2012 à Lomé afin de conclure un accord de coopération environnementale.
Forum national de l'eau du Benin : Dernière étape avant Marseillemediaterre.org | 10 Feb 2012
A la suite du Burkina Faso, du Sénégal, du Togo, du Mali et du Niger, c'est au tour du Benin de tenir sa concertation nationale de l'eau et de l'assainissement du 08 au 10 février 2012 à Dassa-Zoumé, à un peu plus de 200 km de Cotonou la capitale.Jeunes, femmes, ONG, secteur privé,...
In Brief: Weather data for allIRIN News | 01 Feb 2012
JOHANNESBURG 01 February 2012 (IRIN) - Disaster risk reduction officials planning emergency responses now have the option to consult a new online international weather, climate and water system operated by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).
Farmer who took Mugabe to court diesThe Independent | 11 Apr 2011
MIKE Campbell (78), the commercial farmer who made legal history when he took President Robert Mugabe to the Sadc Tribunal in 2007, challenging the chaotic land reform and won the case a year later, passed away at his temporary home in Harare yesterday.Campbell reportedly never recovered from the abduction and the brutal beatings meted out to him, his wife Angela and son-in-law Ben Freeth by Zanu PF supporters on June 29 2008, two days after the Presidential run-off election.
South Sudan: Annual Needs and Livelihoods Analysis - January 2011feedproxy.google.com | 07 Apr 2011
The findings of the 2010/11 Annual Needs and Livelihood Analysis (ANLA) indicate an improvement in food security compared to 2009. About 9.7% of the population will be severely food insecure compared to 21% in 2009. This severely food insecure is the segment of the population that is generally...
DRC: Moved on to a minefieldIRIN News | 05 Apr 2011
More than 1,000 people in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo have been forced to move to a suspected minefield because the authorities want to build shops and restaurants on the site of their old homes.
ZIMBABWE: Desperate measures in times of hungerIRIN News | 05 Apr 2011
A mother of four in Zimbabwes rural Midlands Province gave her husband custody of her children, after divorcing him three years ago, because the failing crops on her two-acre plot meant she would be unable to feed them. "I had no choice but to bring the children to their father [in the capital,...
FOOD: The cost of eating more meatIRIN News | 05 Apr 2011
If people in rich countries, as well as in more developed emerging economies like China and Brazil, were to start eating less meat now, this could help ease pressure on the price of some staple grains in another 15 years, but would not enhance food security in most poor countries in the immediate...
Kenya: Weather Outlook for the March-May 2011 'Long-Rains' Seasonfeedproxy.google.com | 05 Apr 2011
The October-December "Short-Rains" 2010 rainfall was highly depressed over most parts of the country except the western highlands, parts of the central Rift Valley and Nairobi area where near average rainfall was recorded. This was mainly attributed to the prevailing La Nina conditions in the eastern and central equatorial Pacific Ocean which has an influence of weather over Kenya through tele-connections. Rainfall Outlook for the 2011 "Long Rains" (March to May) Season.
Swaziland: Middle-Income Status Reflects Only Kings Lifestyleips.org | 04 Apr 2011
While Swaziland struggles to alleviate its fiscal crisis with foreign aid because of its World Bank classification as a lower middle-income country, the government has increased the budget for King Mswati III, Africas last remaining absolute monarch and one of the richest royals in the world. This...
Sudan MP says 150,000 starving in Red Sea statefeedproxy.google.com | 02 Apr 2011
A Sudanese opposition MP said on Saturday that 150,000 people are suffering from hunger in his constituency in an impoverished region of Red Sea state and called on those responsible to resign. "150,000 people living in 40 villages in south Tokar are suffering from hunger," said Hamid Idriss, who represents the region in the Red Sea state assembly.
UGANDA: Sun Smiling on Renewable Energy InitiativeInter Press Service | 01 Apr 2011
Clementine Auma was still living in a displaced person's camp in Gulu district when she acquired the treasure she's gone into the house to fetch. She re-emerges from her home with a white box in her arms: it's a solar oven.
Agriculture pillars critical to agric recoveryThe Standard | 28 Mar 2011
FARMERS are the backbone of all agricultural systems, without farmers there would be no food and inadequate raw materials. Farmers are facing the following challenges: Inadequate funding, especially long-term loans and capital funds. Low viability due to low producer prices. Inadequate farm equipment and irrigation infrastructure. All our farmers unions should work 24/7 to mobilise farmers and lobby for their various requirements including conducive policies on agriculture.
SWAZILAND: Government suspends pensionsIRIN News | 23 Mar 2011
Swaziland's government, feeling the pinch of a growing financial crisis, has suspended this quarters pensions for the elderly and redirected the money to pay the school fees of orphans and vulnerable children (OVC). "[Government] will utilize the funds allocated for the elderly grants, since they...