Moringa in Uganda: A superfood for all?
14 March 2020 | 6:31 am
In the West, Moringa is regarded as a superfood. Some 20 years ago, Ugandans were called on to plant Moringa for export, with limited success. Now, a local organization is trying again, with a different target market.
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Protesters rally in support of Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli jails, while Israeli troops flood the occupied West Bank in the manhunt for six Palestinians who have been on the run for three days after escaping from a top security prison.
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Regional leaders from the ECOWAS group of countries have called for elections in Guinea following a military coup. It is the second country in the region now under the rule of a junta.
On a visit to Conakry following the 5 September putsch, Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo and Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara say they had 'very frank' talks with the putschists' leader, Colonel Mamady Doumbouya. They were also able to meet with former President Alpha Condé, who is still being detained by the coup's plotters.
While Iran continues to make progress enriching uranium, nuclear diplomacy seems to be stalled. Experts say the ball is clearly in the West's court.
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