Africa Financial Services 

Ghana Cocoa Board, African Development Bank and financial partners celebrate first $200 million disbursement of loan to boost cocoa productivity in Ghana

Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) and lenders have welcomed the first disbursement of $200 million of a syndicated loan facility to boost cocoa productivity in the world’s second-largest producer. The occasion was marked by a ceremony held in Accra, Ghana on Tuesday 23 June, followed online by hundreds of observers across the globe. In attendance were COCOBOD and government representatives and participating lenders, which included development finance institutions: the African Development Bank (https://www.AfDB.org/), the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), the Development Bank of Southern Africa and Cassa Depositi e Prestiti Spa.…

Read More
Africa Agriculture 

Botswana’s president goes shopping for a farm

In south-west Botswana, near the border with South Africa, the federal government owns some prime farmland Banyana Farms. The land was initially purchased in order to promote industrial livestock farming in Botswana.In 2015, Banyana Farms a state-owned company, decided to rent out numerous large cattle ranches on the property, and created a competitive tender procedure to do so. This is important real estate, and the lease is for 14 years. The greatest ranch, the 49 square kilometre Portion 2, drew in substantial interest. The 39 bidders have now been whittled…

Read More
Covid19 North America 

Canada Just Invested $100 Million Into Vegan Meat

Canada’s vegan meat industry just got a huge boost. The country just announced a nearly $100 million investment in vegan protein. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that the multi-million dollar funding would go to Merit Functional Foods. The Winnipeg-based company specializes in producing plant-based proteins. Merit will use the funds to build its new commercial-scale protein production plant. The facility will be capable of utilizing 10,000 metric tonnes of yellow peas, an ingredient used to make plant-based meat like the Beyond Burger available at A&W Canada, in its first year.…

Read More
Covid19 South America 

The U’wa Community’s Nonviolent Resistance to COVID-19 and Attacks in Colombia

The U’wa Indigenous Guard, active in the cloud forest of Colombia near the border with Venezuela, were formed to nonviolently defend U’wa territory from a multitude of external threats from extractive companies and unwanted “eco-tourists”. In the era of COVID-19 – known to U’wa spiritual elders as “The Demon” – the Guard’s mission has expanded to include the protection of their territory from the spread of the deadly pandemic. Over recent weeks, the Guard has controlled vehicular entry into the U’wa Reserve. According to Jesús Cobaria Bocota, coordinator of the…

Read More
Africa Agriculture 

South Africa: Farm Attack Victim Speaks Out In Court

Even after being tortured and raped in front of her own children by a Black, this White female still, regretfully, fails to completely break out of her mental programming/prison; and quotes multiracialist Communist Nelson Mandela in useless hope that it will enhance the behavior of Blacks made even more hate-crazed toward Whites than ever by anti-White propaganda. Racial separation is the only solution. MY great-grandfather, grandpa and dad were all farmers. I wed a farmer whose family have farmed their land for 3 generations. It is with deep unhappiness that…

Read More