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At Dakar Biennale, Africa’s artists urged to seize chance

At Dakar Biennale, Africa’s artists urged to seize chance

Published 09/05/2018

DAKAR (Reuters) - Senegal’s old Palais de Justice sits among some of the most sought-after real estate in the capital Dakar, where it shares a [more…]

Vodafone’s mobile data to be deployed to fight epidemics in Ghana

Vodafone’s mobile data to be deployed to fight epidemics in Ghana

Published 26/02/2018

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Mobile data will be used in Ghana to track and control epidemics, helping prevent a repeat of the 2014 West Africa Ebola [more…]

Data overload: commodity hedge funds close as computers dominate

Data overload: commodity hedge funds close as computers dominate

Published 12/02/2018

Chocfinger made his name and his money by taking bold bets on cocoa markets. But after nearly four decades of trading, sometimes winning, sometimes losing, Anthony Ward threw in the towel. [more…]

Benin photographer captures voodoo via the lens

Benin photographer captures voodoo via the lens

Published 11/01/2018

COTONOU, BENIN (Reuters) - Hundreds of Beninois marked National Voodoo Day, celebrating the once-banned religion on Wednesday with a series of ceremonies across the country. [more…]

By Jiminy: Belgian start-up puts crickets on the menu

By Jiminy: Belgian start-up puts crickets on the menu

Published 20/06/2017

A worker shows crickets at a farm belonging to company 'Little Food,' which prepares and promotes food products made from crickets, in Brussels, Belgium June 9, 2017. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

A Brussels start-up is hoping to stir a culinary revolution in Belgium by pushing crunchy crickets as a protein alternative to meat.

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Ghana inflation falls to 12.6 percent in May vs 13.0 percent in April

Ghana inflation falls to 12.6 percent in May vs 13.0 percent in April

Published 14/06/2017

Customers peruse goods at Makola market in Accra, Ghana, June 15, 2015. REUTERS/Francis Kokoroko/File Photo

Ghana's annual consumer price inflation fell to 12.6 percent in May from 13.0 percent the previous month, the statistics office said on Wednesday.

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Cost of kidney dialysis poses ethical dilemma in sub-Saharan Africa

Cost of kidney dialysis poses ethical dilemma in sub-Saharan Africa

Published 09/03/2017

By Ronnie Cohen(Reuters Health) - Up to one-fourth of adults in sub-Saharan Africa suffer from chronic kidney disease and only a small fraction ever

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Scientists find crop-destroying caterpillar spreading rapidly in Africa

Scientists find crop-destroying caterpillar spreading rapidly in Africa

Published 06/02/2017

Officials spray maize plants affected by Armyworms in Keembe district, Zambia, January 6, 2017. REUTERS/Jean Mandela

Scientists tracking a crop-destroying caterpillar known as armyworm say it is now spreading rapidly across mainland Africa and could reach tropical Asia and the Mediterranean in the next few years, threatening agricultural trade.

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Fruit juice stunt turns sour for Ghana`s ruling party

Fruit juice stunt turns sour for Ghana`s ruling party

Published 17/10/2016

New Patriotic Party (NPP) leader Nana Akufo-Addo speaks during a meeting to contest the presidential election results, at Kwame Nkrumah Circle in Accra December 11, 2012. REUTERS/Luc Gnago

An attempt by Ghana's ruling party to make fun of the main opposition candidate in the presidential election by posting a photograph of him sipping from a small carton of Kalyppo fruit juice has backfired, with his supporters adopting the brand to rally support.

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NASA’s new mission: improving food security in West Africa

NASA’s new mission: improving food security in West Africa

Published 20/07/2016

DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A drive by NASA to stream climate data to West African nations using its earth-observing satellites could boost crop production [more…]