W.African farm ‘bootcamp’ gets green entrepreneurs into shape
22 June 2019 | 6:08 am
Machetes in hand and wearing a straw hat against the sun, the participants of an "agro-bootcamp" in the farmlands of the West African nation of Benin harvest maize, cowpeas and rice.
2 Nov 2020
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Uncle Ben's rice has rebranded as Ben's Original. The brand announced the name and logo change in an effort to eliminate racist imagery. Following the Black Lives Matter movement, other brands have made similar changes. Meanwhile in France, new restrictive measures to curb the spread of Covid-19 have been met with a backlash. Demonstrations will be held in Marseille on Friday as protesters say "no to a reconfinement of the economy".
2 Nov 2020
Thousands of businesses across the world have been forced to close as the coronavirus crisis bites. However, there have been some winners. The rice processing women of Kontagora in Nigeria say business is thriving.
22 Jan 2021
Federal Polytechnic Ede complains of destruction of rice farmlands
18 Feb 2021
The Rice Processors Association of Nigeria (RPAN) wants the government to empower law enforcement agencies to go to markets and shops to arrest anyone found with foreign rice. This is in a bid to discourage the smuggling of foreign rice into the country.
4 Mar 2021
Analysis: CBN unveils rice pyramid in Kebbi
12 Mar 2021
Kidnapping of rice farmers threaten food security in Nigeria - RIFAN
13 Jun 2021
From biryani to pilau, Pakistan and India's shared culinary landscape is defined by basmati, a distinctive long-grain rice now at the centre of the latest tussle between the bitter rivals over the ownership of the basmati title in the European Union. Pakistan is opposing a move by India to recognise Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) for the rice which could deal a major blow to its position in a vital export market.
21 Jul 2021
These Ghanaian youth are rejecting bags of food sent to them by a politician. In the video that has now gone viral, the angry youth could be heard demanding for jobs and not food items.
8 Aug 2021
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The Muslim community in India is often a target of misinformation spread by Hindu nationalists. The latest accusation is that Muslims are carrying out "rice jihad". We tell you more in this edition of Truth or Fake.
15 Jan 2022
Rice is a major priority crop in West Africa. Nearly 16 million tons are consumed annually. The region wants to become independent of rice imports, but many farmers lack the right tools to achieve that goal.
12 Feb 2022
On the 23rd of January, President Muhammadu Buhari unveiled the rice pyramid in Abuja. The unveling came with a lot of criticisms with industry players saying that the pyramid doesn’t match up with the present reality. Weeks after the showcase, the rice pyramids are now disappearing.
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Dheepthika Laurent chats to American choreographer and dancer Trajal Harrell about his retrospective at Paris's Festival d'Automne. They also talk about vogueing, the focus of his seminal eight-year project "Twenty Looks or Paris is Burning at the Judson Church" and his current field of interest: Japanese dance style Butoh.
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Rights groups are calling on the Japanese government to improve conditions for women in Japanese prisons. Statistics show most women in Japan are incarcerated for non-violent offenses.
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Since the Hamas terror attack on Israel on October 7, nearly 1,000 antisemitic incidents have been reported in Germany. Some of these acts include extreme violence and property destruction, a German association said.
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Since the October 7 Hamas attacks, India has become a hub of fake news and Islamophobic content. On social media, as well as on 24-hour news channels, the conflict between Israel and Hamas has inflamed Hindu extremists, venting their hatred of Muslims under the guise of support for Israel.
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Africa is the most vulnerable continent for the effects of climate change, the UN has said. Young Africans are calling for urgent action and for ramping up funding for African-made solutions to tackle the climate crisis.
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