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Malawi: DPP Cadets Threaten Journalists Covering Chaponda’s Corruption Case – ‘We’re Same Panga-Wielding Gang’

Malawi’s ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) notorious youth cadets have warned journalists covering the case of l former agriculture minister, George Chaponda, who faces graft charges over a procurement contract with neighbouring Zambia, saying they will be attacked. The DPP ...

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Liberia: Senate Receives National Fisheries and Aquaculture Authority Bill

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has submitted to the Liberian Senate for enactment a Bill titled: An Act to Amend Title 23, Natural Resources Law, Liberian Code Revised by Repealing Subchapter B, Fish Resources and to amend title 30, Public Authorities ...

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Sudan: Inferno Destroys 1,500 Palm Trees in Sudan’s Northern State

Abri — A huge fire consumed more than 1,500 palm trees in Northern State’s Abri locality on Sunday. “The fire broke out at the palm plantations in the area of Sab on Naluta Island at around 5 pm on Sunday, ...

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Angola: Moxico – Agricultural Projects Boost Food Production – State Secretary

Luena — The agricultural projects implemented by the Angolan government aims at promoting a favorable environment to boost the private economic activity and leverage the food production. This was said on Saturday in Luena city by the Secretary of State ...

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Zimbabwe: Mash West, Central Top Grain Deliveries

Farmers have delivered over 230 000 tonnes of maize to the Grain Marketing Board (GMB), with the bulk coming from Mashonaland West and Central provinces.Maize delivered so far is nearly half the total maize harvest for 2016, with the country ...

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Burundi: ‘Decreased Agricultural Productivity Causes Low Growth in Burundi’, UNECA Report Reveals

Growth in Burundi is low, due to the low productivity of the subsistence agriculture on which the majority of the population depends, reveals the analysis presented on 13 July in Bujumbura by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA). ...

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Kenya: Tea Farmers Wary of New ‘Fairly Traded’ Label

Small-scale tea farmers in Kenya are uncertain about what a new “fairly traded” logo will mean for them. Britain’s supermarket chain has launched the scheme, replacing the well-known Fairtrade label in its stores. Al Jazeera’s Fahmida Miller reports from the ...

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Kenya: Smallholder Farmers in Kenya in the Race Against Climate Change

By adopting agroforestry and improved agricultural practices, a community in western Kenya has increased their income and improved their living standards. They are now training other farmers to do the same. Smallholder farms make up most of the remote village ...

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Zimbabwe: Zim Targets Increase in Milk Production

Zimbabwe is targeting to increase annual milk output by 515 percent to 400 million litres in 2020, an official has said. Last year, the country’s milk output stood at 65 million litres. Speaking at the just ended 7th Buy Local ...

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Nigeria: ‘Grow Some Yam’, Nigerian Minister Advises Critics of Govt Export Policy

Audu Ogbeh, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, has advised critics of the Federal Government yam export policy to grow the commodity. Addressing journalists in Abuja on Monday, Mr. Ogbeh dismissed the criticisms of the policy, saying the effort ...

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