Africa gets new center for agricultural innovation

By Christophe Assogba [COTONOU, BENIN] A new research centre that will help African countries promote innovation in the agricultural sector to combat rural poverty and hunger has been inaugurated. The Green Innovation Center, which was inaugurated at AfricaRice in Benin this month (3 January), aims to boost agricultural productivity, increase the incomes of smallholder farmers …

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Africa News Headlines for 28 August 2015 – Special AGOA Forum Edition, Part 3

A selection of news headlines related to the 14th annual AGOA Forum held this week in Libreville, Gabon, and drawn from media in Africa and around the globe. AGOA Renewal Raises African Hopes of Unhindered Exports to U.S. Source: Apparel U.S. says regional trade pacts to curb poaching in Africa Source: Reuters Harnessing Botswana’s AGOA …

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Africa News Headlines for 25 April 2015

Sex, Drugs, and Dead Soldiers: What U.S. Africa Command Doesn’t Want You To Know Source: MintPress News UN’s Kutesa holds talks with Uganda, Egypt and Somalia Source: New Vision Eritrea: Escape from modern-day Sparta Source: The Telegraph U.S. Embassy issues security alert for Gabon Source: Sub-Saharan Monitor Burundi president nominated for third term Source: KTVL/AP …

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Africa News Headlines for 14 March 2015

New Dads In Togo Are Guaranteed Something That U.S. Dads Aren’t Source: NPR/Goats and Soda Pioneer Move by Kenya Makes e-Government a Reality for African States Source: Ventures Africa Nigeria’s Software Market Worth $12bn Source: Nigerian Bulletin Health Care: Africa’s Next Mobile Revolution Source: OZY Marines ‘wired’ in the Horn of Africa Source: DVIDS Asian …

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News release: ‘Economic Freedom Expands in Many Parts of Sub-Saharan Africa’

Sub-Saharan Monitor has received this news release from the Heritage Foundation, regarding the 2015 Index of Economic Freedom, a joint project of the Heritage Foundation and the Wall Street Journal. WASHINGTON, JAN. 27, 2015—Sub-Saharan Africa’s overall level of economic freedom remains low, yet the region experienced the most widespread improvement over the last year, according …

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