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An international meeting on food security is underway in the Malian capital, Bamako.
The meeting, organized by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), brings together researchers and specialists from several African countries including Ghana, Benin, Senegal, Madagascar, Burundi and Mali.
Rights groups in Guinea have denounced the action of security forces against the inhabitants of a village more than one hundred kilometers south of the capital, Conakry.
Ghana’s cocoa harvest has exceeded one million metric tons for the first time, as increased fertilizer use and pest and disease control spurred output in the ongoing 2010-11 crop season.
A high-level ECOWAS delegation, led by Commission President James Victor Gbeho, is in Abidjan for talks with officials of the Ivorian government.
Sierra Leone has signed an agreement with Dutch firm Precon to facilitate access to European Union markets for its fish and fisheries products.
The UN World Food Program (WFP) says it has reached nearly eight million people in the Horn of Africa with food assistance since July.
The Senegalese government has announced the suspension of industrial fishing starting the 1st of September.
Mali’s meteorological department has reassured farmers in the country that the rains will continue to fall up till November following concerns due to the late start to this year’s rainy season.
Reports say tension is brewing between peasants from Saoro in the prefecture of Yomou in the forest region of Guinea and the Guinean Palm Oil and Rubber Company, following the destruction of the farmers’ rice fields.
Although the United Nations has finally declared famine in Somalia, as millions of people struggle for survival in the ongoing hunger and malnutrition, many have been asking why it took the world so long to act in that Horn of Africa nation.