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Archive September 2014

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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October 2014 Day-By-Day

29th September – 3rd October 2014

Technical Training on Energy Planning

Kigali, Rwanda

http://www.uneca.org/energytraining

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African governance survey sends warning signals

Cape Town — Standards of governance in Africa are gradually improving but there are warning signs of backsliding, especially on the economic front, according to the latest edition of the Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG), continent’s most authoritative survey of the way its nations are ruled.

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Militarising the Ebola crisis

Washington – Six months into West Africa’s Ebola crisis, the international community is finally heeding calls for substantial intervention in the region.

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