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Drones Offer Ghana’s Farmers Hope of Better Yields – and Income

The new technology is being used as farmers’ cooperatives are slowly abandoning manual labor as they seek higher efficiency.

Some, however, think the use of the drones is too costly and may shut out poor farmers.

At the Kpong rice …

Nigerians in Cameroon Call for Help After Separatist Attacks

YAOUNDE, CAMEROON – Nigerians living in Cameroon are asking both their government and their host country for help after at least 20 Nigerians were killed in separatist violence.

Ngozi Ester, 27, says she, her husband and three children escaped from …

Egypt Wants Sudan Off US Terror List

CAIRO – Egypt’s foreign minister on Monday called for more support for neighboring Sudan’s new civilian-led government, including getting it off the U.S. list of countries sponsoring terrorism.

The U.S. named Sudan as a state sponsor of terrorism in 1993. …

Pope Wraps Up 3-Day, 3-Theme Tour in Mozambique

MAPUTO, MOZAMBIQUE – Three words resonated like a refrain during Pope Francis’ tour of Mozambique this week: hope, peace and reconciliation. Tens of thousands of faithful from across the continent packed a stadium Friday to hear that message and take …

Pope Francis in Mozambique seeks to strengthen peace accord

MAPUTO, After a jubilant arrival in Mozambique at the start a three-nation African tour, Pope Francis on Thursday will meet with political and civil leaders to encourage them to consolidate a fragile peace accord.

The pope’s three-day visit to Mozambique …

UN Commission Warns of Likelihood of Genocide in Burundi

GENEVA – The U.N. Commission of Inquiry on Burundi said Wednesday that the country, following years of political turmoil, was primed for a genocide.

The commission’s warning, contained in its latest report on human rights in Burundi, was based on …