Daily Archives : 2nd August 2010

Nigeria: Jatropha a cheap bio-fuel for the Poor

Nigeria: Jatropha a cheap bio-fuel for the Poor

According to a recent United Nations report, jatropha, a wild plant that flourishes in dry areas on degraded lands, can be processed into a bio-fuel that has the potential to be a low cost energy source for poor farmers. Although…

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Tanzania: Japanese Fishing Deals nets Large Profits

Tanzania: Japanese Fishing Deals nets Large Profits

The East African country, which is anticipating the October Presidential Poll, has been promised a boost to fish farming. Following a conference held at Dar el Salaam (in the week beginning July 19th) a deal was signed by the Japan…

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Sierra Leone: WFP Pledges US$23 for Country Programme Budget

Sierra Leone: WFP Pledges US$23 for Country Programme Budget

Sierra Leone is to receive an increase of US $23 million towards its Country Programme budget. The decision which has been approved by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Executive Board will endeavour to aid some of the country’s…

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Uganda: MWPC mitigates carbon emissions

Uganda: MWPC mitigates carbon emissions

Uganda is spearheading the battle against global warming by becoming the first African country to enact guidelines that mitigate carbon emissions through the launch of its Municipal Waste Compost Program (MWCP). The scheme will operate on the register as a…

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Kenya: US$35m pledged to support coastal regions

Kenya: US$35m pledged to support coastal regions

The World Bank has pledged US $35 million to coastal areas and marine resources for the nation.  The Kenyan Coastal Development Project (KCDP) will venture to reform and strengthen existing government agencies by altering current systems of management amongst fisheries…

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Sierra Leone: Welcoming the new UK coalition government

Sierra Leone: Welcoming the new UK coalition government

The United Kingdom’s Minister for International Development visited Sierra Leone for the first time under the new coalition government on Friday 30th July. Stephen O’Brien who was appointed as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for International Development on 13th May 2010…

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