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Ghana sows the seeds for growth and jobs through minerals

Workshop participants include a wide range of stakeholders already engaged in past consultative meetings in Ghana read more

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CAR: Food crisis looms

NEW YORK, May 13, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ Food assistance is emerging as an urgent humanitarian priority in the Central African Republic (CAR). Assessments carried out earlier this year show that many people cannot afford the little food that is available in markets, and that farmers have begun to eat the seeds that were meant for planting this season.
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Innovation Prize for Africa Announces 2013 Finalists

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Standard Bank Group ranked the world’s 12th greenest bank

Standard Bank Group has been ranked the 12th “greenest” bank in the world and the cleanest in Africa by Bloomberg Markets. read more

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POPSCI NEWS

5 Ways Drones Could Help In A Disaster Like The Boston Marathon Bombing Plus three robots that are already saving lives.

Yesterday, the President of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International Michael Toscano told U.S. News: “Whether it is in response to a natural disaster or a tragedy like we saw in Boston, [unmanned aerial systems] can be quickly deployed to provide first responders with critical situational awareness in areas too dangerous or difficult for manned aircraft to reach.” read more

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Commissioner Piebalgs to launch new food security and energy projects during his visit to Burundi

BRUSSELS, Kingdom of Belgium, February 20, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ During a two-day visit to Burundi (21-22/02), EU Commissioner for Development Andris Piebalgs will announce an €18 million new project on food security for the benefit of around 20,000 households and to treat 80,000 undernourished children in the country. He will also launch a second project, worth €50 million, to provide access to sustainable energy for a million of Burundi’s citizens, particularly for those living in rural areas. read more

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Chicago Replaces Cincinnati As Orkin’s Number One Bed Bug City

Bed bugs continue to be a problem throughout the U.S., and we need to be vigilant wherever we are and take the proper precautions when traveling for business or pleasure. Adult bed bugs resemble apple seeds in size and color, while newly-hatched babies can be about the size of a pinhead and pale in color. Check mattress seams, sheets and furniture, behind baseboards, electrical outlet plates and picture frames. (PRNewsFoto/Rollins Inc.) read more

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Fairtrade Farmers in the Fight against Climate Change

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Results Profile: Rwanda

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GAMBIA DECLARES 2011-2012 FARMING SEASON A FAILURE

After a poor harvest characterised by erratic rainfall gripped Sub-Saharan Africa, the government of The Gambia through the minister of Agriculture has declared 2011-2012 farming season a failure resulting from severe crop failures and a corresponding soaring of food prices. read more

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African seed companies called to serve poor farmers

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Brazil to fund food purchasing in five African countries / Agreement signed with FAO and WFP

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Niger Emergency Appeal: Over 3 million at risk as food crisis looms

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