The political crisis that erupted in the once stable and peaceful West African country of Mali in early 2012 led to significant deterioration of media and general human rights conditions in the country.
Cotonou — New research from West Africa challenges the widely held view that African and Asian ‘farmer rice’ varieties have only local value owing to their poor ability to adapt to adverse environmental conditions.
By Christophe Assogba, March 25, 2013, AllAfrica
1. It’s used by almost everybody — in mobile phones, electric cars and a wide array of consumer electronic devices; it is in optical and medical equipment. As new technologies emerge and produce new devices, demand will grow. There is no ready substitute.
“We have enough power for our immediate needs from the Volta Dam and for the Aluminum smelter which VALCO is now constructing at Tema. But we are ready and prepared to supply power to our neighbors in Dahomey, the Ivory Coast and the Upper Volta. As far as I am concerned this project is not for Ghana alone. Indeed, I have already offered to share our power resources with our sister African states.”
FAIR is calling on members to submit topics for presentations at the upcoming west Africa regional conference. Concept notes should be less than one page, and must show some relevance to the overall theme “ICT’s for better Investigative Journalism: Challenges of Access to Information in West Africa”. Selection of participants will be based on FAIR membership status, current investigations and overall professionalism.