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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Ivory Coast and Ghana – the world’s top two cocoa producers -  have withdrawn their membership of a U.S. cocoa industry association, accusing the...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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How Mozambique’s history of violence is dashing hopes of economic progress

There is no saying that is so common in the minds of Mozambique citizens above the age of 40...
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Another win for President Nguesso ensures Congo’s economic crisis will prolong

At 77, Congo’s President Sassou Nguesso is four times older than the average Congolese, whose median age...

Why Equatorial Guinea’s bail-out plan with IMF crashed

Despite being promised an IMF bailout over a year ago, Equatorial Guinea is still waiting for the funds...

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