Sweet potato project improves nutrition and incomes

By Samuel Hinneh [ACCRA] Farmers and entrepreneurs in West Africa are benefiting from a project that offers improved sweet potato varieties and market access. The US$4 million project that began in April 2014 and ended last month (March 2017) was funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and implemented in Burkina Faso, Ghana and …

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Platform launched to bolster biodiversity conservation

By Samuel Hinneh [CANCUN] A learning platform piloted in four countries — including Senegal — is expected to help the West African region boost biodiversity conservation. The project, Regions for Biodiversity Learning Platform (RBLP), is an initiative of the Network of Regional Governments for Sustainable Development (nrg4sd). The six-month pilot phase in biodiversity conservation that …

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Scribe Strategies & Advisors Retained by New Government of the Gambia

Scribe Strategies & Advisors Retained by New Government of the Gambia Troubled Transition from Jammeh to Barrow Contrasts with Trump Inaugural (WASHINGTON, January 20, 2017) — Scribe Strategies & Advisors today announced that it has been engaged by the new Government of the Republic of the Gambia to represent its interests in the United States. …

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Africa News Headlines – Crisis in the Gambia – 19 January 2017

This is a compilation of recent news headlines about the electoral and political crisis in the Gambia, where President Yahya Jammeh refuses to step down despite having been defeated at the polls on December 1 by challenger Adama Barrow, who was sworn in today as the Gambia’s legitimate head of state at the Gambian Embassy …

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Donald Trump & Africa News Headlines – 15 November 2016

A compilation of news headlines published between November 8 and November 15 related to the election of Donald Trump and U.S. policy toward Africa. Quick Thoughts on President Donald J. Trump and U.S. Foreign Policy in Africa Source: An Africanist Perspective Donald Trump and Sub-Saharan Africa: What Will Change With New U.S. President-Elect? Source: Newsweek …

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