C. African educational farm develops innovative techniques

Environmentalist farmer Pascal Bida Koyagbele campaigned in France against GMOs and returned to Central Africa to create an organic farm in Bangui where he has since trained “soldiers of the earth”. The President of the Association of Central African Agricultural Workers’ Association (APC), which is based Bangui, launched an organic farm in the capital last year where he grows fruits and vegetables.

Africa Weekly – a round up of news and features from Africa

This week on Africa Weekly, we focus on Madagascar where, in the run up to the country’s presidential election, corruption still reigns, and we take you to Central Africa’s Bamingui Bangoran park where forest rangers are risking their lives to save the region’s dwindling wildlife.FOR SUBSCRIBERS OF AFRICA WEEKLY ONLY

African museum reopens in Belgium awakening colonialism ghosts

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Trouble’s brewing between Belgium and the Republic of Congo with the re-opening of a museum dedicated to Central Africa.

It was supposed to be ‘a new chapter’ in relations between the two countries but some have lashed out at the museum, given Belgium’s brutal colonial history.

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C.Africa’s forest rangers in the rebel firing line

The forest rangers of Central Africa’s Bamingui Bangoran park cannot just focus on saving the region’s dwindling wildlife: they have themselves to protect too. Often armed with little more than Kalashnikov assault rifles, these men have to contend with rebel groups who can be far better equipped than they are.

Solar eclipse over Reunion Island

The annular solar eclipse can be perfectly visible from the French region of Reunion Island, Madagascar and locations in Central Africa. The moon’s shadow will also cross parts of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans. An eclipse occurs when the moon passes directly between Earth and the sun. When the moon’s shadow falls on Earth, observers within that shadow see the moon block a portion of the sun’s light.

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‘There was nothing I could do’: New instances of rape by soldiers documented in Central Africa

New allegations have emerged of sex abuses by French peacekeepers in the Central African Republic.
That’s after Sputnik news agency travelled to the country to gather testimonies from witnesses on the ground.
France sent more than a thousand troops to its former colony in 2013, in a bid to quell an uprising by Muslim rebels.

RT’s Murad Gazdiev has the details.

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