In the past half century, Ethiopia has ravaged more than 90 percent of its forests. Reforestation campaigns are now sowing new hope on the Ethiopian highlands. France 24 went out to Ethiopia to find out more.
The Addis Ababa based METAD/Kabu Coffee Quality Control Laboratory has become the first privately owned African laboratory certified by the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA), the world's largest coffee trade association.
A drop-dead beautiful Ghanaian actress is yelling at the director. Her voice — with that slightly British Ghanaian accent — echoes across the polished marble floors and bounces off the baby grand inside a Montgomery County mansion that has been turned into a movie set.
When Martha Makuena first moved to China from the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the winter of 1999, she expected a land of bamboo forests, flowing silk robes and grey-bearded sages, just like in the kung fu movies.
If one were to ask people in the streets of any African capital to name a union of states that readily comes to mind, they are likely to mention the United Nations, the United States of America and possibly the European Union.