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Zadie Smith on discovering the secret history of Black England: ‘Into my ignorance poured these remarkable facts’

The Observer 25 Sep 2022
... in 1805, including chapters on the necessity of blacks to the plantation system, ‘Negro capacity, ascertained by experience’, ‘Frequency of famine in Africa’, ‘Cheerfulness of Negroes during the crop season’, and ‘Joy of West India Negroes at the arrival of African Negroes.”.
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Women Group Asks Govt to Invest in Communities to Support Food Production

This Day 23 Sep 2022
Women Impacted by Industrial Plantation ... Plantations are not Forests.” ... “Join voices with women around Africa and the world to denounce any violation, abuse, intimidation, harassment and violence against women in the industrial plantation model across all communities’ territories.”.
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Can Cambridge truly decolonise?

The Spectator 23 Sep 2022
But what to do with this knowledge? Clearly, no one alive today owned plantations or brutally herded human beings out of Africa and across the Atlantic ... Cambridge University is also proposing a slavery research centre, a boost to existing academic links between the institution and scholars in the Caribbean and west Africa.
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Letter to the Editor: The inconvenient truth of Great Britain and the fanfare surrounding the ...

Summit Daily 22 Sep 2022
... people while they lived in poverty, conquering the world and removing natural resources such as the diamonds for the Crown Jewels while enslaving native people in the mines of South Africa or the slave trade and taxes on the cotton plantations of the original colonies of America.
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Women Group Expresses Worry over Effect of Edo Industrial Plantation Policies

This Day 21 Sep 2022
Plantations are not Forests.’ ... plantation. “Join voices with women around Africa and the world to denounce any violation, abuse, intimidation, harassment and violence against women in the industrial plantation model across all communities territories,” the petition added.
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How Humans Are Making Pandemics Three Times More Likely

Scheerpost 19 Sep 2022
Chan School of Public Health, cited the recent outbreak of Ebola Virus in West Africa as an example of how such a zoonotic spillover could happen. Bernstein connected the destruction of tropical rainforest for palm oil plantations with the outbreak of Ebola in new areas.
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‘Moment of reckoning’: Queen’s death fuels Jamaica’s republican movement

The Observer 16 Sep 2022
“It was the first time she referred to me by my first name and that was special for me.” ... Photograph ... Africa, Jamaica, all our own ... Britain shipped an estimated 600,000 enslaved people from the west coast of Africa to work in Jamaica’s plantations and enrich the empire ... Cooper added ... Photograph ... “We’re still suffering from the legacies of the plantation.
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More R&D encouraged to boost agricultural productivity

China Daily 15 Sep 2022
"Although green super rice varieties can reach Africa, it's hard to grow in farmers' fields ... Given that China has experience in rice plantation and scientific research, the foundation started supporting the establishment of a rice seed system in Africa this year, mainly in Nigeria and Mali during the first phase of its plans.
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India to host 5th World Teak Conference in 2025

Indian Express 13 Sep 2022
UPSC Key-September 13, 2022 ... As much as 1.7 million hectares is presently under teak plantation in the country, the report said ... Along with India, Myanmar, Thailand and Laos are known for their naturally growing teak forests whereas countries in Africa and central America cultivate teak and have large-scale plantations.Pune News ... First published on ... .
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JABULANI SIKHAKHANE: Ramaphosa should be mindful of US’s self-interest when meeting Biden

Business Day 13 Sep 2022
Enormous areas of the world’s surface were painted red on the map, from arctic Canada to tropical Africa, from the specialist plantation-crop zones of the West Indies and India to the temperate grasslands of Australia and New Zealand, from the Canadian prairies to the SA gold ...
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Over 282 mln people face extreme hunger in sub-Saharan Africa: FAO official

China.dot.org 06 Sep 2022
Kenichi called for more investment in forestry and teak plantations to help tackle the challenges in Africa and globally ... The conference, held in Africa the first time, focuses on topics such as science-based management of teak plantations, genetic improvement, and forest landscape restoration.
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Over 282m people face extreme hunger in sub-Saharan Africa: FAO official

Sina 06 Sep 2022
Kenichi called for more investment in forestry and teak plantations to help tackle the challenges in Africa and globally ... The conference, held in Africa the first time, focuses on topics such as science-based management of teak plantations, genetic improvement, and forest landscape restoration.
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ETC Explores The Black Diaspora Across American History With The First Of A Nine-Play Cycle

The Pulse 31 Aug 2022
Playwright Edmunds, in this first play of the series, employs a Greek chorus of four women known as the Winds who convey a bevy of characters as the story progresses from the deserts of Africa through the plantation fields of the South and up towards the seemingly progressive communities of the North. .
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Travel for Two: Writer's plantation in Kenya a novel place for a getaway

Hastings Tribune 29 Aug 2022
The novel, written under the pseudonym of Isak Dinesen — she was born as Karen Christenze Dinesen in 1885 in Denmark — narrates the years from 1914 until 1931 she spent living on Bogani, her coffee plantation in Kenya during British colonialism of East Africa ... The plantation, now ...
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Opinion: A random encounter with Mark Twain changed my life

CNN 24 Aug 2022
(CNN)I'm an adult stutterer ... I felt silenced ... Its cover illustration spoke to her, a little black girl in South Carolina public schools growing up in the shadow of plantations where our ancestors toiled as enslaved laborers. It helped her to feel better connected to ancestors in Africa, whose lives we hardly saw in our school-mandated history books ... .

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