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Archive August 2012

Simmering border disputes in battle to control oil, gas

The discovery of oil and gas in the East African region could mark the beginning of long-drawn-out diplomatic dramas triggered by territorial disputes over control of resources. Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania, Zanzibar, South Sudan and Uganda are all engaged in arguments over border, which have intensified with the discovery of minerals.

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Filling the Granaries in Burkina Faso

Ouagadoudou – The seeds were sown, and the harvest is beginning to come in. Burkina Faso farmers are reaping the benefits of their government’s programme to develop and popularise improved varieties of maize.

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Afronline goes on Holidays

Dear readers, it’s time for us to go on holidays! Afronline.org will take a break from Saturday, August 11. We will come back on Tuesday, August 28. Enjoy your Summer time! And keep faith with Africa.

It’s Africa, Africa, Africa in Olympics 800m!

He promised, he delivered and how! David Rudisha, Olympic champion in a world record, his legend cemented forever and Kenya can finally celebrate their second gold medal of London 2012 on one of the best nights in the country’s sporting and indeed any history!

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China to build agricultural research facility in Mali

China plans to build a centre for agricultural research and technological demonstration near Bamako, Mali, to carry out experiments and technical training, and to contribute to the development of sustainable agriculture in the country, according to an agreement between the two governments announced last month (11 July).

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Sustainability Now a Matter of Life and Death

Bulawayo (Zimbabwe) – Humanity is living beyond its means with the growing demand for food, medicines and other nature-based products, making sustainable consumption and conservation a matter of life and death. This is according to the world’s oldest and largest global environmental network, the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

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