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Latin America leaves footprint in synod document, bishop says – Angelus News

The call for missionary discipleship that has been at the heart of the new evangelization in Latin America and the Caribbean left its mark in the final document of the Synod of Bishops, a Puerto Rican bishop said.

Bishop Ruben Gonzalez Medina of Ponce told Catholic News Service Oct. 29 that the synod’s emphasis on the experiences of the disciples encountering Jesus on the road to Emmaus also was a familiar theme that had been explored at the Latin American bishops’ council meeting in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, in 1992.

“Throughout the (synod) document, especially for us in Latin America and the Caribbean, there are some clues where we are clearly identified because, of course, the pope is Latin American,” he said.

Puerto Rico made headlines in 2017 when a Category…

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How Olam leverages its African footprint to improve cocoa sustainability

Olam Cocoa, a fully integrated cocoa supplier, has been present in Africa for almost 30 years. The group’s African footprint spans Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana and Nigeria in West Africa, Cameroon and Republic of Congo (Brazzaville) in Central Africa and Tanzania and Uganda in East Africa.

According to the company’s sustainability director, the majority of cocoa it sources in the region is destined for export markets. “As of yet there is not a big local market for cocoa ingredients in origin countries, with much of global cocoa ingredients demand driven by North America, Europe and increasingly Asia,”​ Brooks explained.

Africa produces almost 70% of the world’s cocoa crop. In 2015/2016, the production of cocoa beans in Africa amounted to some 2.91 million metric tons, more than half…

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R&Q expands Caribbean footprint with novation of Barbados captive | News

The liabilities were novated into R&Q’s Bermuda based segregated account company.

Ken Randall, chairman and chief executive officer of R&Q, said: “We are delighted to have completed this transaction which further broadens R&Q’s field of activity across North America and the Caribbean.

“We continue to work diligently with a number of captive owners on solutions for partial or full disposal of their liabilities freeing up capital and removing management distractions.”

The transaction comes a day after R&Q unveiled its largest ever legacy acquisition with the $80.5mn purchase of Global Re, the US arm of reinsurer Gerling Global Re that went into run-off in 2002.

The run-off specialist also released its half year results yesterday, in which R&Q said it had enjoyed a “good performance…

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With New Niger Drone Base, Trump’s CIA Poised for Expanded African Footprint: NYT

The CIA under President Donald Trump has expanded its drone program in Africa with a recently built-up airbase in northeastern Niger the likely launchpad for surveillance and bombings across the region, the New York Times reported Sunday.

The expansion reflects the agency’s reclaimed authority to conduct covert lethal drone strikes—a capacity President Barack Obama curtailed but which Trump returned to the CIA soon after taking office.

The new base, the Times reported, is in the desert town of Dirkou. That makes it much closer to the militant hotbed of southwestern Libya than the Pentagon’s base 800 miles southwest in the capital of Niamey, and also closer than the Pentagon’s new massive and pricey drone base in the Saharan city of Agadez in central Niger.

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Toys R Us expands African footprint to Botswana

DURBAN – Toys R Us and Babies R Us South Africa is expanding their African footprint by opening a store in Botswana. 

The store will be a combination of both of the brands and it is expected to launch in October. The company has stores in other African countries like Namibia and Zambia. 

The move to expand comes after the international brand which trades independently from South Africa struggled abroad, however, the South African brand was not affected. 

Nicole Annells, the marketing manager of Toys R Us and Babies R Us South Africa said: “Increasing our footprint into Africa allows us to extend our presence in the continent. 

“We are looking forward to opening this fantastic new store and can’t wait to give our new Botswana customers access to our quality toy and baby products.”

African Footprint – Enterprise Management HR


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