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  1. Community Inclusion Currencies: Money for the People Podcast

    - Inter Press Service

    KATHMANDU, Aug 18 (IPS) - Do you think it’s possible to transform communities that are stagnating from a lack of currency into places where people’s income-generating activities create a vibrant, self-sustaining circular economy?  It is in parts of Kenya that are using the community currency Sarafu, according to today’s guest.

  2. Poor Sales at Slated Namibian Elephant Auction

    - Inter Press Service

    BRATISLAVA, Aug 17 (IPS) - A heavily criticised Namibian government sale of elephants has attracted only a third of its expected sales as government officials admit that an international outcry when the plans were announced may have put buyers off.

  3. Digitisation Boosts Mechanised Farming Among Kenyan Farmers

    - Inter Press Service

    Nakuru, Kenya, Aug 13 (IPS) - When 33-year-old Kimani Mwaniki, an Irish potato farmer in Elburgon, Nakuru County in Kenya’s Rift Valley, heard about a farmer’s virtual school, he didn’t hesitate to enrol. He was keen to learn how the programme will enable him to get higher crop yields for his market in the capital city Nairobi and elsewhere.

  4. How Market Knowledge is Powering Africa’s Solar Irrigation Sector

    - Inter Press Service

    ACCRA, Ghana, Aug 13 (IPS) - ‘Know your customers’ is arguably the first rule of marketing. By identifying and segmenting customer groups, companies can target their products and services to the right people, in the right way. This can open-up opportunities for growth, inform product development and improve customer retention.

  5. World Bank Looks to Trains in Argentina's Climate Battle

    - Inter Press Service

    BUENOS AIRES, Aug 12 (IPS) - Argentina will receive a 347 million dollar loan from the World Bank to upgrade one of the most important suburban railway lines in the city of Buenos Aires. The operation is part of the multilateral lender’s new policy, which deepens its commitment to the fight against climate change.

  6. Zimbabwe’s Urban Sprawl Dilemma

    - Inter Press Service

    Bulawayo, ZIMBABWE, Aug 11 (IPS) - Ndaba Dube, a Bulawayo resident, says he built himself a home on a small piece of land after the authorities kept him on the housing waiting list for more than two decades. The land he chose is in an old township established before Zimbabwe’s independence in 1980.

  7. We Were Born to Do This!

    - Inter Press Service

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    NEW YORK, Aug 09 (IPS) - The first time I visited South Sudan in 2004 - prior to its independence - I travelled across the entire the country which was then a region devastated by man’s inhumanity to man. Although South Sudan is slightly larger than France, I could find only one concrete school building in Rumbek.

  8. Between Horror and Hope in the Villages of Ituri

    - Inter Press Service

    ROME, Aug 06 (IPS) - “We have buried twenty-eight people. I have seen them with my own eyes. We also found three bodies in the fields and buried them too. I can show them to you. It’s not far from here. We buried them there.” The man points to the hills. He doesn’t want to show his face or say his name, but he agrees that his voice can be recorded, so that his words don’t get lost. The camera can’t shoot him; it can only look at the tall grass or at the forest towards the countryside where it is no longer possible to cultivate food. The man talks while music from Lengabo’s catholic church marks the time of truce and hope.

  9. Wildlife Trafficking to Come under Fire at IUCN Congress

    - Inter Press Service

    St David’s, Wales, Aug 06 (IPS) - A recent seizure at Johannesburg’s international airport of a large consignment of rhino horns confirmed worst fears – illegal trafficking of wildlife and the plundering of treasured species is back with a vengeance after a Covid-19 lockdown lull.

  10. African Farmers Could Benefit from More Friendly EU Agriculture Policies

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, Aug 06 (IPS) - Gilbert Bor manages a small farm in the western highlands of Kenya. Landscapes are hilly, village roads lined with pine trees, his cows mostly of the Friesian breed. He is up at 6:00am daily to lead his animals through the woods into the valley below.

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