Enhancing Trade and Food Security in CILSS Member States

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Alpha Jallow / FAO

Member states of the Permanent Inter-states Committee for Drought Control in the Sahel (CILSS), Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and development partners from the West Africa sub-region will meet in the capital city of Burkina Faso for a two-day meeting to engage discussions on trade development and food security and nutrition issues.

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Angélique Kidjo & African youth activists honoured with international award

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Amnesty International

World-renowned musician Angélique Kidjo and three inspirational African youth activist movements have been declared this year’s joint winners of the prestigious Amnesty International Ambassador of Conscience Award for 2016.

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Amnesty mourns colleagues killed in Burkina Faso attacks

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Adisa Amanor Wilks

Leila Alaoui (photographer) and Mahamadi Ouédraogo (driver) have died days after being hit in the Ouagadougou attacks.

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Africa, a continent already seeing the effects of climate change

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Adisa Amanor Wilks

In some sense Africa is already experiencing a change in climate. From an increasingly erratic and unpredictable weather pattern in recent times, to recent floods in Burkina Faso and a prolonged drought in Ethiopia, all can be attributed to a change in climatic conditions, and pose significant threats to food security and livelihoods in Africa.

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Sub-Saharan Africans consider religious freedom more important, according to survey

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Adisa Amanor Wilks

Asia-Pacific, Africa and the Middle East are among the least likely supporters of free speech, press and internet freedom, a new Pew survey has found. Although opposed to censorship, Indonesians, Palestinians, Burkinabe and Vietnamese do not see free expression as important.

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Heads of State attend ECOWAS summit in Dakar

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Alpha Jallow

The extraordinary summit of heads of state and government of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), which took place in the Senegalese capital Dakar on Saturday, discussed, among other things, the political and security situation facing the region.

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Africa looks forward to scaling agricultural innovations

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Alpha Jallow

Experts believe that well conceptualised technologies can yield immense social economic benefits and impacts.

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