Archive for November 28th, 2021


What Is It that Makes Olive Oil Good?

27 November 2021 (FAO)* — Olive oil: rich in monounsaturated fats and antioxidants, it is a staple in many kitchens throughout the Mediterranean, and increasingly, around the globe.



FAO and the EBRD’s project in Morocco teaches olive oil farmers and processors good management practices and the latest extraction techniques. ©FAO/Jafar Almerei

But what makes olive oil good quality? How do you know that what you’re drizzling on your salads or grilled vegetables contains all those nutrients?

Much can happen from tree to bottle to throw off an oil’s balance. Like any natural juice, olive oil deteriorates over time.

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How to Tackle Africa’s Employment Crisis

Human Wrongs Watch



Youth at the Grand Médine town hall in Dakar, Senegal. Senegal has a large youth population, half of which is under the age of 18. By 2025, 376,000 youth are expected to enter the job market that offers only 30,000 jobs. And this number will rise to 411,000 in 2030, according to the Wilson Centre. Credit: Samuelle Paul Banga/IPS

ACCRA, Ghana, Nov 25 2021 (IPS)* – The Covid-19 pandemic aggravated Africa’s already severe employment crisis. The solution lies in a long-term political and economic transformation.

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9.4 Million People Are ‘Living Their Worst Nightmare’ in Northern Ethiopia Due to Ongoing Conflict 

Human Wrongs Watch

(UN News)* — The number of people in need of humanitarian food assistance across northern Ethiopia has spiked as a direct result of ongoing conflict, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said on Friday [26 November 2021]. 

© WFP/Sinisa Marolt | Lifesaving food is delivered to people in Amhara, Ethiopia.

“Today, 9.4 million people are living their worst nightmare,” Tomson Phiri, the agency’s spokesperson, told journalists in Geneva.

80 per cent ‘behind battle lines’ 

Of the people across northern Ethiopia in need of assistance, more than 80 per cent – 7.8 million – “are behind battle lines”.

The largest jump in numbers has occurred in Amhara region with 3.7 million people now in urgent need of humanitarian aid.

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