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Guinea Bissau’s dilemma: Preserve forests and lose main source of income

You can hear the charming of birds and the hissing of crickets deep in this forest in Gabu. But one sound trembles...

Ivory Coast decries backlog in cocoa sale

Ivory Coast’s government is warning that a large backlog of unsold cocoa could result in a 10% slump in guaranteed price for the 2020/21...

South Africa announces $66 million relief program for subsistence farmers

South Africa’s government has announced a $66 million relief program for subsistence farmers, as it aims to revive the struggling agriculture industry hurt by...

Ivory Coast and Ghana pull out of U.S. cocoa trade body

Ivory Coast and Ghana – the world’s top two cocoa producers -  have withdrawn their membership of a U.S. cocoa industry association, accusing the...

Malawi gives green light to cannabis production for industrial and medicinal use

Malawi is ready to begin commercial production and processing of cannabis for medicinal and industrial use, the southern African country’s new Cannabis Regulatory Authority...

South African stakeholders sign plan to save $908 Million Sugar Industry

South Africa has signed a Sugar Master Plan agreed by the government, farmers, industrial users and retailers in the $908 million sugar industry that...

Kenya’s tea output up 4% in third quarter

Kenya’s tea output grew by 4% between July and October compared to a similar period last year due to favorable weather in the highlands.

Ivory Coast cocoa purchases slashed by half due to post-election skirmishes

Ivory Coast cocoa purchases have declined by half after protests emerged across the country in defiance to the October 31 presidential elections.

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Sorry environmentalists, Angola’s appetite for more oil is irresistible

Africa’s second largest oil producer has a problem, and it’s one that is uncommon in a region beset with...
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Nigeria’s economy exits recession with 0.11% growth in fourth quarter

Nigeria’s economy surprisingly came out of a recession in the fourth quarter, fuelled by growth in the agriculture...

Makthar Diop becomes first African to head World Bank’s private sector arm

Makthar Diop, the World Bank’s vice president for infrastructure, has been appointed to head the International Finance Corporation (IFC),...

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