: May 2021

Kenya: Jane Mukami – Why I Won’t Stop Growing Groundnuts

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Kithino is a sleepy shopping centre in Tharaka Nithi County, with little economic activities save for a few shops and motorbike taxis. However, the dusty trading centre is a must-stop place for farmers in the area as it…

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Zimbabwe: Rise of Ngubra Cattle Breed

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Patrick Chitumba — Midlands Bureau Chief When others see a cow, they think of beef or draught power. But for this family, when they see a cow, they see an opportunity to make thousands of US dollars from…

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Zimbabwe: Chiwaridzo Reaches Out Through Gospel Music

Arts Reporter A Chegutu-based gospel musician, Tafadzwa Chiwaridzo, says he was called to preach the message of the second coming of Jesus through music. Chiwaridzo, who fronts the Asaphites Band, which is derived from the name Asaph, who…

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Gambia: Hassoum Ceesay, the Gambia and Pan-Africanism,1900-2020 – a Study in International Relations of a Small State, the Gambia National Museum, Banjul, 2021, 110 Pages.

As Africa celebrates Africa Liberation Day (ALD) May 25, a new book by eminent Gambian historian Hassoum Ceesay puts The Gambia’s primary role in the Pan-African movement under the scope. Titled ‘The Gambia and Pan-Africanism,1900-2020: a study in…

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Nigeria: Food Prices Rise in April Despite Fall in Inflation

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As transport fares soar amid drop in petrol price The prices paid by consumers for rice, egg, tomatoes and yam rose in April despite 0.91 month-on-month (MoM) fall in food inflation sub-index during the period. Similarly, transport fare…

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Nigeria: Open Grazing and the Challenge to Its Transition

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Open grazing is dead, but how do we bury it? That is the question. Pastoralism is not sustainable in Nigeria over the long term due to a high population growth rate, expansion of farming, and loss of pasture…

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South Africa: Who Cares about Animal Welfare?

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The Department of Agriculture is about to introduce a new Animal Welfare Act, but all non-agricultural stakeholders have been excluded from the working group drafting it, suggesting that the new Act will mainly benefit the farming industry but…

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Namibia: Know About Poultry Diseases – Part 2

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FOWL CHOLERA FOWL cholera is a contagious, bacterial disease that affects chickens worldwide. It usually occurs as a sudden onset with high morbidity and mortality, however, asymptomatic infections also occur. Symptoms The symptoms include ruffled feathers, loss of…

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Ethiopia: Intensifying Summer Wheat Production to Ensure Food Self Sufficiency, Earn Foreign Currency

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It is widely recognized that agriculture is the primary source of food supply and major contributor of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for the development of most of the developing countries. In the case of Ethiopia, according to…

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Liberia: UK-Based Liberian Launches Pan African Food Security Drive in Monrovia

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Monrovia — A Pan African non-for-profit, has launched its “I Lift Africa” project in Liberia with a commitment to cast out Africa’s curse of food insecurity. Launched at the offices of the Center for Media Studies and Peacebuilding…

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