NEW YORK, June 11 (Reuters) - Fair Trade USA will increase
the floor price and fixed premium it requires companies to pay
cocoa farmers under its certification system, the organization
said on Tuesday.
DAKAR (Reuters) - A British former Wildlife Conservation Society officer has been named Gabon's forests minister, after the last one was fired over a scandal in which hundreds of containers of illegally logged kevazingo wood went missing.
KAMPALA (Reuters) - A plan by South Africa's Bonang Power and Energy to develop a 360 megawatt (MW) power plant on Uganda's River Nile has met resistance from critics who say the project will destroy the popular tourist attraction of Murchison Falls.
JUBA (Reuters) - A South Sudanese court sentenced a prominent economist to two years in prison on Tuesday for disturbing the peace because he gave interviews to foreign media after he was arrested on treason charges that were subsequently dropped.
DAKAR (Reuters) - Senegal's justice ministry asked prosecutors on Monday to launch an inquiry into the country's energy contracts after a report alleged that the president's brother was involved in fraud related to two offshore gas blocks being developed by BP.
KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudan's opposition plans to nominate eight members of a transitional council and name a prominent economist to head a government, a leader in the alliance of protesters and opposition groups said on Monday.
KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Bure'e Mahjoub still hopes democracy will prevail over military rule in Sudan despite the bullet wounds he sustained in a raid on a protest camp that signalled another Arab uprising was facing the end.
KIGALI (Reuters) - Rwanda said on Monday it would re-open its busiest border post with Uganda to cargo trucks for 12 days, more than three months after it was closed amid tensions between the two neighbours triggered by security and economic disagreements.
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's government has failed to tackle high air pollution levels in an area which is home to coal-fired power stations and refineries, a lawsuit filed by environmental and community groups says.
KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudan has deported to South Sudan three members of a rebel movement detained last week in the wake of a deadly raid on a protest sit-in, an official in the movement said on Monday.
ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopia's parliament postponed a national census for a second time on Monday, citing security concerns but potentially undermining logistics for the first election under reformist Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's main opposition party called on Monday for the graft watchdog to release a report into allegations President Cyril Ramaphosa misled parliament over a donation to his 2017 election campaign for the leadership of the ruling ANC.
NAIROBI (Reuters) - China is ready to negotiate a trade deal with the six-nation East Africa Community (EAC) to address Kenya's complaints about a huge trade imbalance in favour of the Asian economic giant, China's ambassador to Nairobi told Reuters.
(Reuters) - Former football star and television personality O.J. Simpson said that he and his family have moved on from the "trial of the century" that saw him cleared of a double murder, but forced to pay millions in a civil suit, according to an Associated Press exclusive.
KHARTOUM (Reuters) - A campaign of civil disobedience to demand civilian rule left the streets of Sudan's capital Khartoum largely deserted as the working week began on Sunday, while a 20-year-old man was shot dead in Omdurman, witnesses and opposition medics said.