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Archive April 2010

DRC: Following Rwanda, tomatoes’ production on the rise

It’s the rainy season. Farmers in Bukavu have started a new trend  following the example of their neighbours in Rwanda: cultivating tomatoes. But despite growing incomes, their activities have been stopped by a lack in infrastructures and shops providing products for plants’ well-being.

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Glez – Greek crisis

Apr30

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North Africa finally sees the light

Europe’s appetite for renewable energy and a shifting tide in domestic energy policies could turn North Africa into major exporter of solar power by the end of the decade.

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Zimbabwe: country loses 45,000 teachers to brain drain

HARARE— More than 45, 000 teachers have left Zimbabwe to look for greener pastures abroad in the past decade, a new report indicates.

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Ethiopia: foreign aid subsidizes repression

A month ahead of national elections, the Ethiopian government has come under critical Western scrutiny in an article which accuses foreign donors of “subsidizing a regime that is rapidly becoming one of the most repressive and dictatorial on the continent.”

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Rokia Traoré: a new music is needed

Apr29

“Some Europeans who love Africa love it for exoticism,” she says. “Anything modern doesn’t interest them. I don’t know why they don’t realise that the traditional and the modern can exist alongside each other. I think they have an image of Africa which they don’t want to change. It’s horrible. It’s the same all over Europe, but France is the worst because here there’s that pretension of knowing Africa.”

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