Archive August 2014

Speaking to a Tuareg leader, Shindouk Ould Najim: ‘Mali is on the verge of national reconciliation’

‘We are cruelly lacking a system of administration that is efficient, incorruptible, honest and above all patriotic and based on the principle of social justice’, says Shindouk Ould Najim, the exiled leader of the Oulad Najim community. ‘It is entirely up to the Malian authorities to enforce the law and stop acting with impunity’. In an interview released to Les Echos (Mali), Le Calame (Mauritania), L’Enquêteur (Niger), L’Autre Quotidien (Benin), and Afronline, Shindouk shares his hopes on the agreement signed between Mali’s government and Tuareg-led rebels in July, as well as his fears regarding the inability to secure sustainable peace in Mali and the Sahel region.

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September 2014 Day-By-Day

31st August – 10th September 2014

Arts Alive Festival

Johannesburg, South Africa

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A holistic approach to family farming

Closely involved in the implementation of Brazil’s Fome Zero (Zero Hunger) programme which aims to eradicate hunger, FAO’s José Graziano da Silva states that family farmers are an important part of the solution to achieving food security and sustainable development.

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South Sudan’s hip hop artists call for peace and reconciliation


Juba – Young hip hop artists in South Sudan use their songs to promote peace and encourage young people to engage in agricultural activities.

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Women for Expo – Jane Karuku (AGRA): Africa’s own Green Revolution cannot happen without women

“We need to unleash Africa’s agricultural potential in a way that capitalizes on the extraordinarily large pool of talented women across the continent”, says Jane Karuku, president of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), an organization aiming to help smallholder farmers boost their productivity and lift themselves out of poverty.

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Women for Expo – Kudzai Makombe (IPS Africa): Women reporters on the frontline in rural areas

In the context of “Women for Expo”, Afronline interviews Kudzai Makombe, the regional director of the Inter Press Service (IPS) for Africa, who shows women around the continent are ‘rising stars’ in both agriculture and the media. ‘Women are very innovative and constantly adapt to change’, she says. ‘Never underrate a woman’.

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Direttore Responsabile Stefano Arduini