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  1. From Cocoa to Chocolate, With Love from Africa

    Friday, February 14, 2020

    BULAWAYO, Feb 14 (IPS) - It produces 70 percent of the world's cocoa and yet Africa has very little hand in making the final product - chocolate. But one producer in Sao Tome and Principe is on a drive to become a global brand for African chocolate.

    A premium chocolate maker in São Tomé and Príncipe is on a drive to promote the taste for "made in Africa" chocolate, and tap into a $100 billion global indulgence associated with Valentine's Day.

  2. The Hammer of Justice for Sexual Assault Victims Must Be Swift, Loud and Consistent

    Friday, February 14, 2020

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 14 (IPS) - Every year Valentines Day is celebrated with great relish & celebration. People show their affection for another person or people by sending cards, flowers or chocolates with messages of love.

  3. Desert Locusts Invade East Africa

    Friday, February 14, 2020

    NAIROBI, Feb 14 (IPS) - Widespread hatching and movement of destructive desert locusts will turn into a full-blown crisis in the coming weeks in East Africa and neighbouring countries, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization warns.

  4. Q&A: Africa Must Innovate Food Systems in Order to Beat Hunger and Poverty

    Tuesday, February 11, 2020

    BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, Feb 11 (IPS) - Leading scientist and director general of the International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA), NTERANYA SANGINGA, speaks to IPS correspondent Busani Bafana about how the institute is leveraging its successful research to push for greater investment in agricultural research.

    Africa needs to invest in agriculture by putting more resources into innovative research and development that can boost food and nutritional security, according to leading scientist, Nteranya Sanginga.

  5. Intellectual Property Raises Costs of Living

    Tuesday, February 11, 2020

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Feb 11 (IPS) - Many medicines and medical tests are unaffordable to most of humanity owing to the ability of typically transnational pharmaceutical giants to abuse their monopoly powers, enforced by intellectual property laws, to set prices to maximize profits over the long-term.

  6. Could Africa’s Marketplace Platforms Help Upskill a Generation for the Digital Age?

    Monday, February 10, 2020

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 10 (IPS) - By 2030, sub-Saharan Africa will be home to more than a quarter of the world's population under 25. Between 15 and 20 million young people will enter the African workforce each yearjoining the ranks of the millions of currently under- and unemployed people searching for better livelihoods.

  7. Vegetables Rot in Food Markets across Zimbabwe While Half of the Population Faces Food Insecurity

    Thursday, February 06, 2020

    BULAWAYO, Feb 06 (IPS) - Nearly half of Zimbabwe's population -- some 8 million people -- face food insecurity. Yet in food and vegetable markets across the country wastage is high as piles of once-nutritious vegetables rot.

    Piles and piles of rotting vegetables at food markets situated right in Zimbabwe's central business district would elsewhere be viewed as a sign of plenty.

    But the Southern African nation has not been spared the irony of food wastage at a time of food shortages.

  8. A Humanitarian Response for the Crisis in Zimbabwe

    Thursday, February 06, 2020

    HARARE, Zimbabwe, Feb 06 (IPS) - Craig Dube*, Atlantic Fellow for Social and Economic Equity, interviews Tahir Ahmad, head of humanitarian operations at Humanity FirstIn November 2019, the UN's Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food described Zimbabwe – a country once hailed as the bread basket of Africa – as a state on the brink of man-made starvation.

  9. Africa Must Prioritise Upskilling its Unemployed Youth, Development Bank Urges

    Tuesday, February 04, 2020

    MBABANE, Feb 04 (IPS) - Africa's inability to produce adequate skills is negatively impacting its economic growth.

  10. Financialization Increases Inequality

    Tuesday, February 04, 2020

    KUALA LUMPUR and PENANG, Feb 04 (IPS) - Financialization has worsened inequality through various channels, including macroeconomic policies. For example, quantitative easing and low, if not negative interest rates have fuelled credit and asset price bubbles, while fiscal spending cuts have adversely affected those depending on government assistance.

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