“Bilan Media”,Somalia’s only all-women media team,launched in Mogadiscio

Employing only women and run by women, “Bilan,” which means “bright and clear” in the Somali language, offers women a safe workspace and the power to choose what they report and how they cover it. Somalia’s first-ever women-staffed and -led media unit is made up of six women (five journalists and an editor) and is […]

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Chef Thiam creates joint-venture to boost fonio production

USAID/Prosper Africa has awarded a $1.98 million co-investment grant to Senegalese chef Pierre Thiam’s Yolélé and Simballa Sylla’s Mali Shi SA, which it says will boost Mali’s fonio exports and create 13,700 jobs. The ancient grain fonio has been grown as a subsistence crop in West Africa for over 5000 years. A new venture in […]

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