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Queen removed as head of state as Barbados becomes Republic

ITV 29 Nov 2021
At midnight on Monday, Barbados transitions from a Realm to a Republic as the Caribbean island replaces the Queen with a president ... Barbados was considered the “jewel in the crown” of Britain’s colonies and the plantations, farmed by slaves from West Africa, contributed towards Britain’s wealth. Listen to the ITV News podcast Royal Rota ... Credit. PA ... PA.
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World leaders promise to end deforestation. Is that even possible?

Popular Science 09 Nov 2021
In the tropics, forests are often cleared not just for wood, but to expand fields, plantations, and ranches. Meeting the commitment would likely mean reforming profitable commodity markets which buy from oil palm plantations in Southeast Asia, cacao farms in West Africa, and cattle and soy in Brazil.
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Halloween means trick, not treat, for some children

Raw Story 30 Oct 2021
Earlier this year DCReport told about the "relationships between the candy makers and the cocoa farms in West Africa, which provide 70% of the world's cocoa supply ... Hershey, Mars, Mondelez and the four other big chocolate companies say they are horrified that children become de facto slaves on cocoa plantations in West Africa.
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High risk of Black Pod in West African cocoa -Climate42 consultancy

Reuters 24 Sep 2021
... Africa, according to agricultural weather consultancy Climate42. In a report on Friday it said the wetter than normal weather throughout West Africa in August allowed the pathogen responsible for the Black Pod disease to survive in the plantations during the little dry season.
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Stolen in Ghana, sold in South Carolina

Ghana Web 02 Sep 2021
I know the plantation that my family was on and, I know who owned them. I also know where my ancestors came from in West Africa ... My ancestors were slaves on the Mexico Plantation in Berkeley County, South Carolina. My ancestry doesn't start on the Mexico Plantation, though.
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Ambiguous definition means oil-palm plantations will count as forest cover

Hindustan Times 23 Aug 2021
“If the oil palm plantations meet our definition of forests, they will be integrated in forest cover ... “Oil palm plantations are not being proposed on empty lands ... Oil palm expansion’s direct contribution to regional tropical deforestation varies widely, ranging from an estimated 3% in West Africa to 50% in Malaysian Borneo.
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Human Trafficking; a reincarnated human slavery?

Ghana Web 25 Jul 2021
The emergence of the transatlantic slave trade was during the 15th century when Portugal, and subsequently other European kingdoms, were finally able to expand overseas and reach Africa (Adi, 2012). The Portuguese first began to kidnap people from the West Coast of Africa and to take those they enslaved back to Europe.
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Indenture Labour Route Project to connect countries: MEA

Beijing News 16 Jul 2021
This migration started after the abolition of slavery to run sugar and rubber plantations that the British had set up in the West Indies. The British Empire was expanding to South America, Africa and Asia and they needed new labour, but slavery was considered inhuman.
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Indenture Labour Route Project connects countries with shared histories, experience: MoS Muraleedharan

Yahoo Daily News 16 Jul 2021
This migration started after the abolition of slavery to run sugar and rubber plantations that the British had set up in the West Indies. The British Empire was expanding to South America, Africa and Asia and they needed new labour, but slavery was considered inhuman.
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Supreme Court Ruled Against Enslaved Children Even as US Celebrated Juneteenth

truthout 22 Jun 2021
Supreme Court’s decision to side with the world’s biggest chocolate producer against former child slaves working on cocoa plantations in West Africa ... Supreme Court’s decision to side with the world’s biggest chocolate producer against former child slaves working on cocoa plantations in West Africa.
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The Cocoa Research Institute of Ghana (CRIG) at Bole in the Savannah Region has conducted a successful research into reduction of the gestation period of the shea tree from about 20 years to five or less.

Graphic 06 Jun 2021
“We are the only institution in West Africa to be able to successfully conduct this research, just like cocoa and cashew, the gestation period of shea can also be reduced, but our greatest challenge is resources, which when improved will facilitate our work” he noted.
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Combined Pineapple Glory: Protecting the legacy; keeping Ghana in the global pineapple business

Graphic 04 Jun 2021
Early Days. For many years, Ghana’s export sector focused on cocoa, gold, timber, bauxite, rubber and oil ... He was committed to achieving something new in Ghana ... Challenges ... Mr ... Mr Safo also tried to diversify the CFL business by venturing into coconut cultivation, which has since developed to become one of the biggest coconut plantations in West Africa.
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Rijksmuseum tells stories of 10 victims of slavery

La Prensa Latina 18 May 2021
Amsterdam, May 18 (EFE).- João was enslaved in West Africa before he ended up in a Portuguese sugar plantation in Brazil, while Wally spent his entire life in hard labor, cultivating and harvesting sugarcane from sunrise to sunset in Suriname ... as well as South Africa and Asia.
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Industrialization: Nana Addo has performed better than Nkrumah in less than 5yrs – Gabby Otchere-Darko

Ghana Web 11 May 2021
Mr ... “Akufo-Addo has also embarked on an industrialization drive like never before. Yes, we always refer to the 1st Republic as the “golden age” ... EverReady Batteries (Huni Valley). Coconut Oil Factory. Bolgatanga Rice Factory ... Pans West Africa Saw Mill Limited ... West Africa Oil Factory. Rubber Plantation (Factory). Tobacco Plantation and Factory (E/R Kwahu) ... .
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Combined Pineapple Glory: Protecting the legacy and keeping Ghana in business

Ghana Web 06 May 2021
Early Days. For many years, Ghana’s export sector focused on cocoa, gold, timber, bauxite, rubber and oil ... He was committed to achieving something new in Ghana ... Challenges ... Mr Safo also tried to diversify the CFL business by venturing into coconut cultivation, which has since developed to become one of the biggest coconut plantations in West Africa ... .
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