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After UN-Kinshasa fallout, operations against FDLR begin in eastern DRC

In early January 2015 joint operations between UN combat troops and Congolese soldiers against rebels who refused to disarm in eastern DRC were announced, repeatedly, as being imminent. The Congolese army – the FARDC – and MONUSCO’s Force Intervention Brigade (FIB) shared “a high level of preparedness and team spirit,” according to MONUSCO head Martin Kobler, who described operations against the FDLR as “upcoming”.

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Côte d’Ivoire – New Cassava Varieties Bring Women Autonomy

ABIDJAN – Women farmers in Côte d’Ivoire are achieving greater autonomy and economic independence thanks to new varieties of cassava.

Cassava is an important staple food in this West African country according to the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization, second only to yams, a similar starchy tuber.

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The UN guidelines against land grabbing

May15

Tapping carbon market opportunities in Africa

Denis Slieker, managing director of Face the Future, is in the business of creating these credits and he believes that Africa is the perfect place to do business.

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Nigeria: Boko Haram to mark nation’s independence with bombings

Security agencies have revealed fresh plans by the Islamic sect, Boko Haram to attack selected high profile targets in the federal capital ahead of this weekend’s independence anniversary.

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Côte d’Ivoire: Toxic waste victims wait years for compensation

Sep11

Thousands of victims affected by toxic waste dumping in 2006 in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire’s commercial capital, still have not received the economic compensation they were promised.

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