Niger calls for aid for those fleeing Libya conflict
Niger’s government has appealed for help to deal with some 59,000 Africans who have fled Libya since February.
Full article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-13213079
Ban Welcomes ‘Landmark’ Inauguration of Democratically Elected President
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed today’s inauguration of a democratically elected President in Niger, describing it as a “landmark achievement” in restoring constitutional order in the poor West African nation.
Full article: http://allafrica.com/stories/201104210848.html
Famine Persists in Niger, but Denial Is Past
NIAMEY, Niger — Outside the state food warehouses here, women sift in the dirt for spilled grains of rice. Seven hundred miles to the east, mothers pluck bitter green berries and boil them for hours in an attempt to feed their children. In urban slums and desert villages, one word is on all lips: famine.
Full article: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/04/world/africa/04niger.html
Poor Diet: Cause of Africa’s Underdevelopment
Regardless of where we live in the world, an alkaline diet – rich in fruits and vegetables and low in animal products results in the best of health. The poor diet that most African children are exposed to is one of the main causes of African poverty and underdevelopment. It could perhaps explain why it was easy for Europeans to colonise Africans and why Africa is still being exploited both by foreigners and by its own leaders.
Full article: http://www.africanexecutive.com/modules/magazine/articles.php?article=5079
Blue Skies Organic Collective Association
The Blue Skies Organic Collective Association (BSOC) is based in the Central Region of Ghana, one of the four most deprived regions in the country. The association comprises 80 pineapple farmers, including four women, who are members of four village-level collectives, namely Nanaben, Budukwaam Techyman, and Abor. Pineapples are inportant ingredients in many juice recipes.
Full article: http://www.fairtrade.org.uk/producers/pineapples/blue_skies_products.aspx