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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 ... &nbspThe Dutch took their independence from Spain in 1621, shortly after they formed the Dutch West Indian Company.
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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.
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Caribbean divided as Netherlands mulls slavery apology

The Grio 18 Dec 2022
The Dutch first became involved in the trans-Atlantic slave trade in the late 1500s but did not become a major trader until the mid-1600s, when they seized Portuguese fortresses along Africa’s west coast and plantations in northeastern Brazil.
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Fri. 8:51 a.m.: Caribbean divided as Netherlands mulls slavery apology

The Vindicator 17 Dec 2022
The Dutch first became involved in the trans-Atlantic slave trade in the late 1500s but did not become a major trader until the mid-1600s, when they seized Portuguese fortresses along Africa’s west coast and plantations in northeastern Brazil.
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Saro Africa group to invest $125m in ethanol, sugar production in Nasarawa

Business Day Online 16 Dec 2022
One of the leading agribusiness value chain and consumer goods companies in West and ...
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Anti-deforestation push putting other ecosystems at risk: study

The Hill 28 Nov 2022
These landscapes — largely in Africa and the periphery of the Amazon — house huge reserves of carbon and support a diverse array of threatened species ...Plantation development would replace the existing ... Palm oil is a fat- and nutrient-dense food native to West Africa.
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Jellyfish design could inspire swimming robots

The Hill 28 Nov 2022
... under pressure to stop buying palm oil from plantations that deforest tropical rainforests. . Palm oil — a fat- and nutrient-dense food native to West Africa but now grown in plantations across the world — is a key ingredient in consumer goods from chocolates to cosmetics.
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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 ...There are bats that live in those forests, but they can’t live in palm oil plantations,” Bernstein said. “And so those bats moved to a part of West Africa where they infected people with Ebola.”.
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‘Moment of reckoning’: Queen’s death fuels Jamaica’s republican movement

The Observer 16 Sep 2022
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 ... Carolyn Cooper, 71, an author and professor emerita of the University of West Indies, Mona, said ... “We’re still suffering from the legacies of the plantation.
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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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For sugar, rum, and profit

The Day 07 Aug 2022
On January 9, 1789, the Connecticut Gazette’s lead story was an account by a sailor on a British ship describing what he witnessed on a slaving voyage between Africa and the West Indies sugar plantations ... Until production could ramp up, men like Nathaniel Shaw used their French West Indies business connections to secure more.
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How the empire degraded Britain

New Statesman 24 Jun 2022
The 1760-61 uprisings in Jamaica were in part extensions of wars in West Africa; their leaders had been experienced combatants and commanders captured and sold on to slavers for transportation to the Caribbean ... Brown shows the expansion of plantation capitalism working hand in ...
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Gullah Geechee: A people, a culture, a way of life: West African-descended culture celebrated at ...

The Chester News & Reporter 21 Jun 2022
“When they were brought onto the plantation, the materials changed and also in West Africa, the men made the baskets and when they came to the plantations the older women began to make the baskets, because the men were put into the fields to work,” he said.
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Grenada: Confronting my family’s slave-owning past

Joy Online 12 May 2022
The artefact, usually housed in the island’s national museum, would have been used on a slave ship on the infamous middle passage from West Africa to the Caribbean ... This is where the slave ships docked from West Africa, and the enslaved emerged from their arduous journey to be sold and begin life on the plantations.
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Tracking agricultural-related deforestation

Phys Dot Org 05 May 2022
Spotlight on cocoa plantations ... Findings to support this article partially come from a recently published study in which the authors identified cocoa plantations in both Ivory Coast and Ghana using satellite data from the Copernicus program ... How the cocoa industry could end deforestation in West Africa.

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