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Hundreds of twins gather in Kampala to celebrate their annual festival
 
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Hundreds of Ugandan twins have gathered in the capital Kampala to celebrate an annual festival. The twins, together with their families and friends, came out to share their life's experiences. CCTV's Hillary Ayesiga has that report.
Views: 421467 CGTN Africa
Meet South Africa's youngest millionaire only at 23
 
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The Foreign exchange market is the biggest financial market in the world. At least four trillion dollars is traded on currency markets on a daily basis. This market is known for its volatility and high risk nature, which is why it is mostly traded by banks and big corporate. However a young South African trader has managed to crack it. Sandile Shezi has successfully learnt how to trade currencies and at just 23 he's become one of the youngest multi-millionaires in the country. Shezi now wants to empower other young South Africans to do the same. Sumitra Nydoo caught up with him.
Views: 2025747 CGTN Africa
Zimbabwe: Potato Farming in Sacks
 
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Many Zimbabweans have been forced to innovate new ways to make ends meet as they struggle to survive with many being unemployed due to weak economy, many farmers have embraced farming to fend for themselves but in a special way, practicing potato farming -in sacks.
Views: 73548 CGTN Africa
Ugandan entrepreneur reaps big from growing demand for healthy food
 
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In Uganda, a young entrepreneur is transforming a fruit juice business into a multi-million shilling company. Sam Turyatunga's company manufactures banana and mango fruit juices under the Uhuru Fruit Drinks brand. His products are tapping into the fast growing demand for healthy foods. Hillary Ayesiga reports
Views: 26621 CGTN Africa
Nigerian wonder artist's work draws international attention
 
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A young Nigerian Artist has sparked a huge sensation on social media in that country with his art works.35-year-old Olumide Oresegun's paintings are so life-like that people are now comparing some of his paintings to that of the famous Italian polymath, Leonardo da Vinci. CCTV's Deji Badmus went to check things out for himself at Olumide's art studio in the outskirt of Lagos and brings us this report.
Views: 152806 CGTN Africa
Tanzanian farmer's $50,000 investment yields profits in greenhouse farming
 
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Tanzanian farmer Malembo Lucas had a dream of becoming an agribusinessman after completing his diploma course in agriculture. In order to reach that goal he worked at a friend's guesthouse and now owns acres of greenhouses around in Tanzania. He has invested more than $50,000 and hopes to become a billionaire. CGTN's Daniel Kijo has more Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ow.ly/Zvqj30aIsgY Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cgtnafrica/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/cgtnafrica
Views: 12804 CGTN Africa
11-year-old artist becomes a sensation in Lagos
 
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In Nigeria, an 11-year-old artist is creating waves with his unique creations. From a makeshift studio in a poor neighbourhood in Lagos, Waris Kareem produces incredibly life-like works of art. CGTN's Deji Badmus went to check them out. Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ow.ly/Zvqj30aIsgY Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cgtnafrica/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/cgtnafrica
Views: 159934 CGTN Africa
China transforming transport in Africa
 
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China has proved its commitment to Africa over the years when it comes to infrastructure across the continent. In East Africa, the Standard Gauge Railway project is one of the most ambitious - aiming to eventually link up the entire region. And in China - another kind of rail revolution is underway. Jane Kiyo reports. Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ow.ly/Zvqj30aIsgY Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cgtnafrica/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/cgtnafrica
Views: 126407 CGTN Africa
Chinese companies help transform the capital, Maputo
 
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Mozambique's capital, Maputo, is in the middle of a construction boom. As is often the case elsewhere in sub-Saharan Africa, Chinese companies have played a key role in helping transform the city from its war-torn past.
Views: 119619 CGTN Africa
Somali cuisine slowly winning over local taste buds in Uganda
 
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A restaurant in Uganda's capital Kampala is introducing some Somali flavour to the city. As more and more customers grow an appetite for Somali food, the restaurant has become a symbol of change. Somalis living in Uganda hope that they too will be warmly received as perceptions about their country start to change. Leon Ssenyange reports
Views: 46785 CGTN Africa
Nigeria’s real estate sector suffers as luxury houses stand vacant
 
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Nigeria's real estate sector is going through a tough time as the country grapples with a recession, and a sharply devalued currency. If there's one city that's taken a direct hit, it's Lagos, the commercial capital. The number of vacant houses, especially at the higher end of the market, has risen sharply over the past year, as Deji Badmus, reports.
Views: 37644 CGTN Africa
SGR Nairobi terminus has eye-catching modern amenities
 
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Kenya's new Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) will terminate, south of the city. Passengers can then board the old commuter train to the Central business district. CGTN's Jane Kiyo recently took a tour of the terminus and now tells us what Kenyans can expect Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ow.ly/Zvqj30aIsgY Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cgtnafrica/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/cgtnafrica
Views: 115185 CGTN Africa
Kenyan Entrepreneur offers High end Cuisine at affordable prices
 
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Restaurants are popping up almost every month in Kenya. Food is big business in the East African nation, and young entrepreneurs are finding a way of offering exclusivity to their clients. CCTV's Carol Oyola spoke to Paul Kihiko who runs a food business that offers sophisticated cuisine at pocket friendly prices.
Views: 16225 CGTN Africa
What lies in the hidden chamber at the Tutankhamun's tomb?
 
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The Ancient Egyptians have been a mystery to us for centuries. Now, a fresh debate's been kindled......What lies in the hidden chambers of Tutankhamun's mausoleum in the Valley of the Kings? Could it be the famed Egyptian beauty, Queen Nefertiti? A British Egyptologist hopes so. Let's take a look.
Views: 28421 CGTN Africa
Somalia diaspora community credited for opening new businesses
 
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Somalia's diaspora community has been praised for its role in rebuilding the economy. Since 2012, the country has recorded a sharp rise in the number of people returning from Europe and North America. Abdulaziz Billow brings us the story of a man who runs Mogadishu's first drive-thru fruit and ice cream store.
Views: 34854 CGTN Africa
Nigeria entrepreneur converts shipping containers into productive farms
 
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One young Nigerian entrepreneur is using new agricultural technology, while promoting sustainable ways to ensure food security in cities. Angel Adelaja says she's getting a head-start on the future of farming. Sophia Adengo has more.
Views: 18374 CGTN Africa
Uganda entrepreneurs recycle plastics waste into unique paving stones
 
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In Uganda, young entrepreneurs are recycling plastic waste into paving stones. The initiative is meant to clean up the environment and also provide jobs for young people. CGTN's Hillary Ayesiga reports... Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ow.ly/Zvqj30aIsgY Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cgtnafrica/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/cgtnafrica
Views: 13119 CGTN Africa
Ethiopia Airways makes history with all female crew on Lagos flight
 
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Ethiopian Airlines has made history by becoming the first airline to operate an all-female crew for an intra-African trip. The Boeing 777 aircraft touched down at the Lagos International airport at the weekend with a small celebration on the ground. CGTN's Deji Badmus reports. Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ow.ly/Zvqj30aIsgY Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cgtnafrica/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/cgtnafrica
Views: 139106 CGTN Africa
A sneak preview of Kenya's new passenger train
 
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A lot of preparation goes into launching a new train system in Kenya, including test-runs. CGTN's Maria Galang went along on one of those journeys. Let's take a look Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ow.ly/Zvqj30aIsgY Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cgtnafrica/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/cgtnafrica
Views: 193054 CGTN Africa
Chinese Company Offers Affordable Housing to Luanda residents
 
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Just 30 kilometres from Angola's capital of Luanda lies a housing-project, popularly known, as K-K. It is the largest in Angola and is a welcomed-solution, for thousands of Angolans, who can't afford, proper-housing. The project is funded and built a Chinese Company, who's brought a new style of living, to Africa
Views: 15129 CGTN Africa
Ethiopian Airlines launches its first all female flight crew
 
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Ethiopian Airlines on Wednesday launched an all-female crew on one of its long-haul flights from the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa to Bangkok, Thailand. All controls, not just the pilots but cabin crew and safety staff, were by women.
Views: 176337 CGTN Africa
South African woman carves niche in chilli business
 
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Leeko Makoene, a South African entrepreneur who started a spicy business of making chilli relishes to make extra money. Chilidido is now a lucrative business and has allowed Leeko to start Made with Rural, a platform that helps small scale rural farmers get to market. CGTN's Julie Scheier got to know more about Makoene´s project and filed this report. Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ow.ly/Zvqj30aIsgY Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cgtnafrica/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/cgtnafrica
Views: 8887 CGTN Africa
Kenyan entrepreneur upcycles old clothes into functional bags
 
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The passion for buying locally made products is growing at a fast pace in Kenya... And these days, importers of designer handbags - both genuine and imitations - are getting a run for their money from local designers... One of them is a young man who has developed a popular bag brand, which thrives on the idea of upcycling. Maria Galang went along to Suave Kenya's workshop to see what makes these bags so special
Views: 18221 CGTN Africa
China to construct major motorway in Senegal
 
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Senegal has commissioned the construction of the country's largest road project since independence in 1960. The contract was awarded to a Chinese company that expressed confidence that construction of the Ila Touba highway should be completed in under 4 years.
Views: 29077 CGTN Africa
South African Wayde Van Niekerk aiming for Gold in Rio
 
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All eyes will be on the 400 meters final in Rio de Janiero later this year when the one of the world's most exciting runners takes to the track. Wayde van Niekerk, the current world champion, is expected to be victorious after a sensational few months that saw him rewrite the athletics history books. Sias du Plessis caught up with him on his home track to find out how he feels ahead of the Olympics.
Views: 48606 CGTN Africa
Recycling tyres in South Africa; Innovative program transforms old tyres into housing materials
 
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South Africa has taken an innovative approach to removing the millions of discarded tyres lying around the nation. Two years ago the government introduced a waste tyre management system. As Sumitra Nydoo reports..under the program businesses pay waste management fees, which are then used to recycle the old tyres.
Views: 22144 CGTN Africa
Zimbabwe's Sweet Pepper is Feeding Markets in The USA
 
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For more than a decade, Zimbabwe's agriculture has been in a slump. New farmers, who had taken over land under the land reform programme, failed to access markets particularly abroad. But now things are changing. In Nyanga, in the eastern part of the country, a successful out-grower scheme is up and running and is feeding-markets in the USA.
Views: 47173 CGTN Africa
Ghana’s Katanka cars competes for market share in auto industry
 
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Over 20 million new cars were purchased in sub-Saharan Africa last year, but despite favourable demand, Africa's local automobile industry is limited to fewer than 10 players. Some are struggling to gain market share, such as Uganda's Kiira motors, Nigeria's Innoson and Kenya's Mobius motors. But real competition in the sector is still just among the global automakers. Uche Okoronkwo takes us to Ghana where the Katanka Group is trying to break down those barriers
Views: 35314 CGTN Africa
Passenger traffic set to surge after airport construction work is completed in Nigeria
 
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Nigeria is aiming to boost passenger traffic at its five international airports to 30 million by the end of this year. That is after completing the construction of five new terminal buildings being handled by Chinese construction firm, CCECC. In the case of the Lagos airport, which the country's biggest, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria says the new terminal will significantly ramp up passenger traffic and yield much desired revenue for the government. CCTV's Deji Badmus report
Views: 37378 CGTN Africa
Malian hero receives French residency permit after rescuing boy from balcony
 
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Malian Mamoudou Gassama, who shot to fame after his brave rescue of a four-year-old boy who was hanging off the balcony of a building in Paris, has received an official residency permit.. French President Emmanuel Macron has praised Gassama's exceptional act, and offered him citizenship. Macron thanked the 22-year-old in person at the Elysee Palace on Monday. And suggested the former migrant take up a post in the country's emergency rescue services. CGTN's Elena Casas has more from Paris. Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ow.ly/Zvqj30aIsgY Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cgtnafrica/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/cgtnafrica
Views: 40240 CGTN Africa
China assembling a ship in Uganda
 
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China is helping Uganda to improve water transport on Lake Victoria. It is assembling a 13 million dollar ship that will help cargo ships dock more easily from ports in Kenya and Tanzania.
Views: 26603 CGTN Africa
Ethiopian entrepreneurs are using bamboo to make finished goods
 
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Bamboo is one of Ethiopia's most under-utilized resources. Currently there are over 1 million hectares of untapped bamboo forest in Ethiopia, Africa's largest bamboo forest. Michael Gebru has now set up a commercial venture, producing various items made out bamboo. CCTV's Girum Chala reports
Views: 44050 CGTN Africa
Chinese infrastructure: A beacon of hope for Kenya
 
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Kenya lies about 10,000 km away from China. Archaeological evidence shows that back in the 9th century, China was already being traded through the Silk Road to the eastern coast of Africa. Now, China is Kenya's biggest trading partner. The bilateral ties between the two are not limited to China any more. Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ow.ly/Zvqj30aIsgY Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cgtnafrica/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/cgtnafrica
Views: 69272 CGTN Africa
Chinese Funded Railway Nears Completion in Nigeria
 
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A Chinese funded standard gauge railway construction project that connects the Nigerian federal capital Abuja with the country's central commercial hub Kaduna, is nearing completion and is expected to reduce road congestion and the time it takes to travel between the two points. The Abuja Kaduna line, scheduled to be completed by December 2014, is co-funded by the China Exim bank and the government of Nigeria. And as CCTV's Peter Wakaba reports this project is just one of many that are transforming lives in Nigeria.
Views: 195212 CGTN Africa
What it means to have the African e-passport
 
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By the time Heads of State leave Rwanda's capital on the 18th of July, the continent should be one step closer to Visa free-travel for African nationals, within the continent. The establishment of an African Passport, issued by Member states, is one of the linchpins of the ambitious Vision 2063 plan which details the policies the continent's 50-plus economies will focus on, and how they intend to achieve them.
Views: 17378 CGTN Africa
Comparing Kenya's old Railway to the new modern SGR
 
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As Kenya moves into the era of modern transport with the new Mega Railway soon to be launched, we take a look back at the century old railway system and what the future holds with the new one.#SGRLaunch Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ow.ly/Zvqj30aIsgY Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cgtnafrica/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/cgtnafrica
Views: 38925 CGTN Africa
Local businessmen in Somalia investing in the tourism sector as security improves
 
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Somalia's capital Mogadishu was once known as the White Pearl of the Indian Ocean. With stretches of white sandy beaches, it was quite the vacation spot...That is until the country fell into chaos. Now as the political and security situation is slowly improving, Somali businessmen are investing millions of dollars trying to revive the country's tourism. CGTN's Clementine Logan has more.
Views: 68310 CGTN Africa
5 West African countries involved in the construction of highway
 
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Five West African states are building a highway connecting Cote d'ivoire's economic capital of Abidjan to Nigeria's largest city of Lagos. Ghana, Benin and Togo are the other states which will benefit from the project which is currently in its initial stages.
Views: 20543 CGTN Africa
Kenyan company looking to modernize micro-vendor market
 
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The annual market value of produce sold through informal vendors in Kenya's capital, Nairobi is more than 700 million dollars. And there is potential to grow even higher. But producers make a very small fraction of the millions in the value chain as the bulk is shared between middlemen. CCTV's Maria Galang sought out a tech-based business to business delivery service which is looking to solve some of those challenges, and transform the country's micro-vendor food market.
Views: 13956 CGTN Africa
South Sudan opens a new state-of-the-art airport terminal
 
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South Sudan's government has opened a new terminal at Juba International Airport. It's equipped with modern, state-of-the-art facilities and is causing much excitement among South Sudanese. CGTN's Patrick Oyet reports. Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ow.ly/Zvqj30aIsgY Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cgtnafrica/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/cgtnafrica
Views: 18935 CGTN Africa
Life in Nairobi
 
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It may come as a surprise to some, but Nairobi is known as the London of Africa. And it's not unusual to see Europeans flocking its streets. More recently, though, more and more Africans have also been making Nairobi their home. CCTV's Maria Galang follows one South African living in the Kenyan capital
Views: 215776 CGTN Africa
Nigerian entrepreneur's business thrives using local ingredients
 
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Nigeria is a country that's known for and that can't go without its pepper sauce. However, making the sauce can be time -consuming. One entrepreneur has decided to capitalise on this, creating a mix that's convenient for busy. Nigerians who want a quick meal but don't have the time to blend a fresh sauce from scratch.Maria Galang tells us more
Views: 6384 CGTN Africa
Ghanaian Restaurants Target Expanding African Middle Class
 
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Ghana's middle class is expanding despite economic problems that have led the government to seek help from the International Monetary Fund. Local entrepreneurs are seizing the opportunity to feed the appetite of the expanding middle class. In the hospitality sector, running a restaurant is high stress anywhere but owners say it is tougher in Ghana due to irregular power supply. But they're betting on the country's growing appetite for good food.
Views: 17947 CGTN Africa
Students back in Somalia after Graduating from Chinese Universities
 
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Years of conflict shut down Somalia's education system, forcing many families to send their children to abroad Some of these students ended up in China.There are currently 1000 Somalis studying in various universities in China. In the latest in our special series on China's return to Somalia, we catch up with two new graduates, who've finally come home.
Views: 59771 CGTN Africa
Kenyan Entrepreneur says Europe is not that rosy
 
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Stories of migrants from Africa, and their often tragic, painful experience as they cross the Mediterranean into Europe have dominated the news lately. Migrants from North Africa, Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia are not alone in paying a high price to chase their dreams elsewhere. However, for one entrepreneur in Kenya the West was anything but rosy. She found her dream right here, at her doorstep.
Views: 22875 CGTN Africa
Zimbabwe motor assembly industry gets a new lease of life
 
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Zimbabwe's local motor vehicle manufacturers are eying the expanded tripartite African trading bloc as a catalyst to resuscitate the ailing industry. Zimbabwe and South Africa are the only two countries in the Southern Africa Development Cooperation, SADC, with manufacturing capacity. Zimbabwe is pinning hopes on. Chinese bus and commercial vehicle lines to open up lucrative export markets. Farai Mwakutuya reports
Views: 6539 CGTN Africa
Joy as Somalia controls her airspace again after 25 years
 
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Onto Somalia now -- and the country is celebrating a landmark achievement after it finally took control of its airspace after 25 years. The UN's International Civil aviation Authority took control of Somalia's airspace, after the country plunged into anarchy in 1991. A new flight control center has been created. As CGTN's Abdulaziz Billow reports from Mogadishu, this is a sign of major security improvements in the East African nation Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ow.ly/Zvqj30aIsgY Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cgtnafrica/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/cgtnafrica
Views: 43302 CGTN Africa
Ugandan entrepreneur makes bank with soy food products
 
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A Ugandan entrepreneur who turned an odd job into a major enterprise is now hoping to inspire other young entrepreneurs to start their own ventures. Charles Nsubuga started his soy food products business from humble beginnings but now produces as much as four hundred metric tonnes of processed cereal products annually. Leon Ssenyange reports. Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ow.ly/Zvqj30aIsgY Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cgtnafrica/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/cgtnafrica
Views: 10385 CGTN Africa
Helping women take up urban agriculture in Uganda
 
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One woman in Uganda's capital is helping other urban women earn additional income by farming small spaces. The Kampala farmer is growing fruit and vegetable in her backyard, and rearing poultry and cows there too. CGTN'S Isabel Nakirya reports
Views: 7118 CGTN Africa
Making eco-friendly thermal cups and trays using cassava
 
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Cassava is a crop native to Brazil and it has been one of the country's major staple foods for centuries. Today's entrepreneurs are looking at the ancient root with a futuristic view: as a green building block for eco-friendly cups and packaging. Lucrecia Franco filed this report, from Rio.
Views: 6234 CGTN Africa