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East Africa: Weak Global Economy Dampens EAC Oil Hopes

The World Bank says in its 2015 global economic prospect report that several low-income countries, including those in East Africa, may graduate to middle-income status on the back of substantial oil and gas discoveries. “East Africa, in particular, has emerged ...

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Michigan State, Rwanda collaborate on women in agribusiness

Michigan State University and the University of Rwanda are teaming up to start a master of science degree program aimed at helping women in the East African nation get a stronger foothold in agribusiness. The first students begin classes in ...

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273,194 Farmers Affected By Boko Haram Atacks

The Boko Haram insurgents are said to have destroyed 546,388 metric tonnes of crops in the Northern parts of Adamawa state in 2014. According to the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development 273,194 farmers were equally affected by the ...

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Foreign Agribusiness Investment Soars To $3.4B In Tanzania

Things are looking up for those involved in agribusiness that sprouts out of Tanzania. According to Tanzania Daily News, $3.4 billion has been injected into the country’s commercial agribusiness sector, largely due to improved ease of doing business. Banks in ...

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Agribusiness begins to boom in Africa

The world’s population is constantly growing, and with it the interest of investors in Africa’s arable land. The continent has vast untapped potential – but can local producers compete with foreign companies? The wind whistling through Berlin on Monday (19.01.2015) ...

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Eight dead after Boko Haram attack Nigerian city

The attack on the northeastern city began just after midnight on Saturday and left at least eight people dead, with 27 injured. A raid on the town of Monguno, north of Maiduguri, was reported later in the morning. Nigeria’s defence ...

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At least 15 killed in protests on anniversary of Egypt uprising

At least 15 people were killed in anti-government protests in Egypt on Sunday, the anniversary of the 2011 uprising that toppled autocrat Hosni Mubarak, security sources said. In the bloodiest day of protests since Abdel Fattah al-Sisi was elected president ...

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South African former police chief convicted of corruption dies after long illness

A former national police chief in South Africa who was convicted of corruption in 2010 and earlier served as Interpol president has died following a long illness. Family spokesman Nthato Selebi said Jackie Selebi died Friday at a Pretoria hospital. ...

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Experimental Ebola vaccine ‘shipped to Liberia’

The first batch of an experimental vaccine against Ebola is on its way to Liberia. The shipment will be the first potentially preventative medicine to reach one of the hardest hit countries. But experts say that, with Ebola cases falling, ...

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DR Congo senate amends census law to allow 2016 election

The Democratic Republic of Congo senate has amended a controversial census bill following four days of violent nationwide protests.  The unrest, which began on Monday, has been connected to a government plan to conduct a census. The new version removes ...

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