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Women for Expo – Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenberg (AWARD): Growing Kenyan greens on an American balcony

‘Women scientists in Africa are a tremendous investment, but the return is absolutely spectacular’, says Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenberg, Director of the African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) program. Speaking to Afronline.org, Ms. Kamau explains the importance of supporting African women scientists… and shows her dedication to Kenyan cuisine on the other side of the world.

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A sweet renaissance

The development of a range of sugarcane by-products has revitalised the Mauritian sugar industry – a winning strategy.

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Ice cream shops run by women in Rwanda and Haiti

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‘There’s nowhere to dream when survival is the only objective. We must do more than rebuild roads, we need to rebuild the people and prove to them that life is worth living.’ The experience of Inzozo Nziza (Sweet Dreams), Rwanda’s first and only local ice-cream shop run by a cooperative of women drummers in Butare.

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From subsistence to profit, Swazi farmers get a helping hand

Mbabane – Farmers in Swaziland slowly venture away from subsistence agriculture into commercial, high-income and market-led forms of production.

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Women for Expo – Cristina Ali Farah: Remembering spaghetti and camel’s milk

Author of the critically acclaimed novel Little Mother (Madre Piccola, Frassinelli, 2007) and the recently published Il comandante del fiume (66thand2nd, 2014), Cristina Ali Farah speaks to Afronline.org about growing up between Italy and Somalia, two fundamentally different cultures bearing surprising similarities. ‘Somali culture has absorbed words and habits from its former colony, reworking them with new flavours and aromas’, she says in this interview for Women for Expo, a project promoted by Expo Milano 2015.

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Cause for concern as Africa’s governance role models slip up

Another year, another Ibrahim Index of African Governance. The continent’s governance barometer was released on Monday, and its results make for some disturbing reading. If Africa Rising is your thing, look away now.

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