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Nestle to close its DR Congo factory

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | Swiss food giant Nestle announced Sunday that it would close its factory in Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, a potential market of 80 million people but one beset by poverty and political instability. “We will close our factory and offices by the …

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Sweet news: Nestle discovers low-sugar chocolate

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP |  Nestle has said it has discovered a way to cut the amount of sugar that goes into its Kit Kat, Butterfinger and other candy bars, but without affecting the taste. The Swiss food giant’s scientists say a breakthrough will allow the company to cut sugar …

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Chile sues Nestle, Kellogg’s in anti-obesity drive

Santiago, Chile | AFP |  Chilean authorities are suing the giant breakfast cereal-makers Nestle and Kelloggs for putting children’s cartoon characters on packets of fattening food in breach of an anti-obesity law, officials said Tuesday. The government’s National Consumer Service said in a statement it had filed a suit against …

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Nestle to offer jobs training to 300,000 African youths

Abidjan, Ivory Coast | AFP | Swiss company Nestle will offer on-the-job training for 300,000 African youths to offset high unemployment that poses “severe economic and social challenges” for the continent, the company announced Tuesday. “We’re going to create more than 3,000 internships and apprenticeships in African countries by the …

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