The European appetite for chicken begins and ends with the bird’s breast. Other parts are chopped up, frozen and shipped abroad – often to Africa. Poultry imports subsidized by the EU are ruining the market for African farmers.
Farmers feel like they are scapegoats for mainstream society's woes. While politicians respond to public demands to protect the environment, thousands of farmers give up business each year. Now they are speaking out.
On this week's Eco Africa, we discover the drone technology helping Ivory Coast's farmers, the startups boosting bee numbers, waste-tackling initiatives in Togo and Tanzania, and Uganda's primate capital of the world.
China is the world's second-largest economy and is fast catching up on the US amid a trade war, while Russia is, well, still Russia. So, as the BRICS meet up, we ask what is the point of this oddly divergent group.
This renewed Russia-Africa partnership could become another debt trap for Africa. African leaders should tread with caution signing nuclear power deals with their newfound friend – Vladimir Putin, says DW's Isaac Mugabi.
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