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Archive October 2013

New machine can help rice farmers cut post-harvest losses

It’s good news for rice farmers in Cameroon! Their Yaoundé-based National Institute for Agricultural Research for Development (IRAD) has developed a post-harvest rice machine. The machine that mills rice, cleans it and separates the broken grains from the good one is one of the many scientific innovations developed by the institution to improve rice growing in the country.

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Cameroon’s HIV Message Misses Pregnant Teens

Yaounde’ – With a wide smile Beatrice M.* says that she lives by the motto “life is short and beautiful — live it to the full.” The 20-year-old, HIV-positive mother refuses to be defeated by her new circumstances. Beatrice, a second year anthropology student at the University of Yaounde I, found out she was pregnant and HIV-positive when she was 18.

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Smelling the Coffee

All of us are working hard to help the world be a better place.

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Soweto Pride

Today, Johannesburg will host its annual Pride event with a march and other festivities. The 2013 event, titled, “c,” was rescheduled in September and moved to the well-heeled Sandton district of the city.

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Going East: Industrialisation lessons in Chinese for African policymakers

Can Africa follow China’s industrialisation path? The simple answer is “No”.

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Zimbabwe’s Battered Old Cars Worsening Air Pollution

Harare – It is a common sight in Zimbabwe’s rural areas – dilapidated old cars making their way from one district to the next overloaded with chickens, maize, luggage and people.

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