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UFV-FARA agreement aims to boost agriculture in Africa

The Federal University of Viçosa (UFV) has signed an agreement with the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA). The university already has a history of cooperation with the African continent, receiving students from more than twenty countries. With the agreement, the university intends to expand its activities in the region.

AfCFTA can double Africa’s manufacturing sector, says Guterres

The potential of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) was the theme of Africa's Industrialization Day, celebrated on Wednesday (20). In a message, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says the agreement "will drive regional economic transformation and sustainable development."

Cape Verdean sign language dictionary received Brazilian support

As a result of technical cooperation with Brazil, Cape Verdean educators celebrate the launch of the 1st Cape Verdean Sign Language Dictionary. Considered historic, the document aims to promote the unification of sign language of deaf students across the country, as well as serving as a literacy tool and working tool for teachers in the country.

Uganda sends a delegation to learn about Brazil’s school feeding program

16 representatives from Uganda are in Brazil where they participate in a series of technical visits and meetings. The Ugandan delegation wants to get to know the school feeding system closely, particularly the National School Feeding Program (PNAE).

Technical cooperation project with Brazil develops Zimbabwe livestock

A ceremony at the Zimbabwe Ministry of Land, Agriculture and Rural Resettlement marked the signing of the “Zimbabwe Beef Cattle Strengthening Project”. The technical cooperation initiative was signed by the Brazilian ambassador in the country, Ana Maria Morales and the Secretary of the Ministry, R. J. Chitsiko.

UNESCO awards Cape Verde Cultural Heritage Institute

The Institute of Cultural Heritage of Cape Verde (IPC) won this Monday (18) the International Melina Mercouri Award from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

Angola Cables strengthens connections between Africa and North America

The African continent is increasingly connected with the world through submarine cables. The company Angola Cables announced the first direct optical connection between Angola and the United States.

Fruit growing is the path to development, says the President of Abrafrutas

Fruit growing can be a way of generating a lot of jobs and income for both Brazilians and Africans. The statement is from Roberto Barcelos, president of Abrafrutas - Brazilian Association of Fruit and Derivative Exporting Producers.

With the support of Brazil, Angola inaugurates first human milk bank

It was inaugurated on Monday (18) the first bank of human milk of Angola. The initiative is part of a partnership between Brazil and countries of the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP) to export their public policy model. Through this initiative, Brazil - the country that has the largest network of milk banks in the world - should provide technical advice on training and project execution in Lusophone countries. To this end, the technical coordination of the CPLP Human Milk Bank Network was inaugurated last week in Rio de Janeiro.