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Climate Change is threating Food production in Africa

Africa’s food crops are currently in danger. Climate change is challenging food security in many parts of the world including Africa and if timed transformation in the continent isn’t carried out, there could be an impact on the food production ...

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Japan pumps CFA 1.3 billion into Cameroon’s agric sector

Japan has donated CFA 1.3 billion to Cameroon within the framework of the implementation of the Agricultural Markets Investment and Development Project (PIDMA), its Ministry of the Economy, Planning and Regional Development confirmed to APA on Wednesday.Already financed by the ...

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Africa must invest in its youth – UNFPA boss

Professor Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and Under-Secretary General of the United Nations, has urged African countries and their leaders to invest in the continent’s young population in order to promote sustainable development. He said Africa, ...

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Ivorian ex-president pleads not guilty to war crimes

Former Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo pleaded not guilty to charges of planning post-election violence that left 3,000 dead, as his war crimes trial opened at the International Criminal Court on Thursday. Hundreds of Gbagbo’s supporters gathered outside as the hearing ...

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Let’s Invest in Irrigation As Rain-Fed Agric Wobbles

AN estimated 80 percent of Zimbabwe’s rural population lives in Natural Regions III, IV and V where rainfall is erratic and undependable, making dryland cultivation risky. The success rate of rain-fed agriculture in Natural Regions IV and V has been ...

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Zambia gets new constitution

Zambian President Edgar Lungu on Tuesday assented to a bill that ushers in a new constitution with the Zambian leader saying the move signals a new era for the country’s political dispensation. The Zambian leader said he has kept the ...

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In 2016 There Will Be Large Scale Scarcity, Shortage of Food – TB Joshua

Controversial Nigerian ‘Prophet’ T.B. Joshua has released a list of bleak predictions for the New Year 2016, particularly directed towards the continent of Africa. Known for his unconventional antics, Joshua shunned protocol by cancelling his yearly ‘crossover service’, opting rather ...

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Discard practices that tag women as witches – First Lady

First Lady, Mrs Lordina Mahama, has underscored the need for traditional authorities to discard cultural practices that tag elderly women as witches and ostracise them from the mainstream of development processes. She said aside from being discriminatory, such practices also ...

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EOCO investigates Asuogyaman DCE

Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO) has commenced a full-scale investigation into activities of beleaguered District Chief Executive (DCE) of Asuogyaman District Assembly in the Eastern region, Mr. Thomas Ampem Nyarko, over an alleged misappropriation of the Assembly’s funds, Today ...

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S. Africa: 70% of Jo’burg sex workers have HIV

Seventy percent of Johannesburg sex workers have HIV, far exceeding the 46% estimate made in 2000. This is revealed in a study of HIV prevalence and treatment rates among sex workers by the US Centres for Disease Control in conjunction ...

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