Latest News for: Africa plantations


Palm oil is actually not that bad (anymore)

Vox 02 Feb 2023
A palm oil plantation in Perak, Malaysia, on November 12, 2019 ... Nearly all of the growth was in Indonesia and Malaysia, partly because the climate is suitable and the government backed industrial-scale plantations. (The oil palm tree is native to West Africa).

This Week in WWII History ... Lest We Forget

Biltmore Beacon 02 Feb 2023
3, 1942 – In North Africa, British forces evacuated Mechili while Indian troops evacuated Derna, Libya ... In Australian New Guinea, Japanese troops executed 130 Australian POWs at the Tol Plantation in New Britain ... 5, 1942 – In North Africa, Axis forces captured Derna and Tmimi, Libya ... 6, 1942 – In North Africa, German troops captured Benghazi, Libya.

How palm oil became the world's most hated, most used fat source

Hastings Tribune 30 Jan 2023
Palm oil has long been a staple food in a region stretching from Senegal to Angola along Africa’s western coast ... By 1940, plantations in Indonesia and Malaysia were exporting more palm oil than all of Africa ... Plantations expanded to meet the demand ... It is concentrated in Asia, but plantations are spreading in Africa and Latin America.

Khaitans bent on McLeod control

The Telegraph India 22 Jan 2023
The Khaitans had to let go of India’s largest dry cell battery maker when the Burman family of Dabur took management control after becoming the largest shareholder ... On a consolidated basis, the tea production of the company, once the largest in the world, is 70 million kg considering plantations in Uganda in Africa and Vietnam in South East Asia ... .

Plant peril: Much like Covid-19 pandemic, an outbreak of diseases among plants is also real

Financial Express 21 Jan 2023
“The TR4 strain has moved from Asia into Mozambique, Jordan, and, in 2019, Colombia,” the PNAS research states, adding that the “disease threatens the farms of both subsistence farmers in Asia and Africa and major banana plantations”, which can bring down the availability of bananas.

Jacaranda FM donates R200k to the victims families of the Boksburg explosion

Independent online (SA) 18 Jan 2023
Nearly four weeks ago, innocent lives were lost when a gas tanker exploded after getting stuck underneath a low train bridge next to the Tambo Memorial Hospital in the Plantation suburb, Boksburg. The tragedy that shook South Africa on Christmas Eve, touched the hearts of generous donors at Jacaranda FM.

Opera Project Columbus program shines light on Black composers

The Columbus Dispatch 12 Jan 2023
When Opera Project Columbus puts on a show, the first aim is to entertain. In several recent productions, however, the company has a more profound mission in mind ... Columbus Winter Fun 2023 ... Swain ... “The first one takes place in Western Africa. The second act is on a plantation in the United States in the 1860s, so that represents the period of slavery ... .

Brutal slavery and accepting apology

The Daily Herald 11 Jan 2023
Slaves were brought from Africa to harvest sugar cane and other crops on the plantations in the West Indies ... Slaves were packed like sardines in the hull, the hole of the ship on journeys from Africa to the West Indies ...   In 1791 there was a rebellion uprising on the plantations in Haiti.

6 countries to visit on a return to Africa

The Grio 02 Jan 2023
Of course, Ghana and South Africa are on our list of places for African-Americans to visit when returning to the Motherland ... As have thousands of African-Americans who over the years made two countries their most frequent destinations, Ghana and South Africa ... “I felt at home in Africa, and I knew that this was a place where I belonged.”.

Spain confirms first death from 2021 volcano eruption

Phys Dot Org 02 Jan 2023
The volcano rumbled for 85 days between September and December 2021, ejecting ash and rivers of lava that swallowed up more than 1,000 homes in La Palma, part of the Canary Islands located off western Africa.

Inside Louisiana’s forced prison labor and a failed overhaul attempt

The Spokesman-Review 01 Jan 2023
- - - ... Situated on 18,000 acres of land - greater than the size of Manhattan - the prison started as a plantation and derives its nickname from the country in Africa once associated with the slave trade ... Advocates for change say a line can be drawn from Angola’s foundation as a plantation to the fields where incarcerated people work today ... .

Lack of sustainability limits funds, markets for oil palm producers

Business Day Online 31 Dec 2022
To meet growing demand, plantations continue to spring up across Asia, Africa, and ...

The history of chocolate: when money really did grow on trees

The Conversation 22 Dec 2022
... Africa in Latin America, was as currency rather than something to eat or drink ... Far from its Indigenous Central American origins, enslaved Africans, labouring on new plantations in Latin America and later in west Africa, grew much of the cacao that fed the expanding global market.

Tory MP Andrew Bridgen loses appeal against Commons ban for lobbying

The Times/The Sunday Times 21 Dec 2022
... that Bridgen had lobbied Andrew Stephenson, then minister for Africa in the Foreign Office, during a call in August 2019, two weeks after Mere Plantations.

Dutch PM apologises for Netherlands’ role in slave trade

The Observer 19 Dec 2022
... to South Africa and Indonesia ... The Caribbean island of Curaçao, captured the same year, became a slave-trading hub and in 1667 the Dutch seized Suriname, on the north-east coast of South America, turning it into a plantation colony heavily dependent on slave labour from Africa.

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