: June 2021

Namibia: Lil Swartbooi’s Sjambok Hits Back

AS part of his upcoming album ‘PMAAC (Protect Mitch At All Cost)’ Mitch Gaoseb, better known as ‘Lil Swartbooi’ in the music world, has recently released a new song called ‘Witbooi’s Sjambok Remix’. Gaoseb is a rapper from…

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Ethiopia: Promoting Agricultural Investment for Stimulating Growth

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In the last two decades the government showed its commitment for the enhancement of agricultural productivity through attracting investment on agriculture both from local and foreign stake holders. Legal frame works crafted and institutions are established for the…

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Africa: FAO Director-General Urges G20 – Invest in Rural Areas and Step Up Actions to Eradicate Hunger and Poverty

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Matera — G20, UN and partners adopt the Matera Declaration and call for more partners to join the Food Coalition The Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, QU Dongyu, today urged Foreign Affairs…

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Egypt Long Suffered From Horizontal Agricultural Expansion – Sisi

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Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi said Egypt has long suffered from the horizontal agricultural expansion while it highly needs these agricultural areas. His remarks came as he checked on Wednesday 30/6/2021 vehicles and equipment used in development of…

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Nigeria: New Beans Variety Safe for Consumption – AATF

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Abuja — The Executive Director, African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF), Dr. Denis Kyetere, has insisted that the genetically modified cowpea variety of beans known as Sampea 20-T, is safe for consumption without any known side effects. His assurance…

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Kenya: How North Rift Pastoralists Are Tackling Food Insecurity

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Dependence on relief food because of recurrent food shortages in the North Rift region could be a thing of the past as residents have embraced irrigation to tackle food insecurity. The Kerio Valley Development Authority [KVDA] is spending…

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Zimbabwe Artists Transform Deadly Wild Dog Poaching Snares Into Crafts

The African wild dog, or African painted dog, is one of the world’s most endangered mammals, with fewer than 7,000 remaining, mostly because of human-wildlife conflict. Situated near Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe’s biggest wildlife sanctuary, the Painted Dog…

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West Africa: Why Efforts By Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana to Help Cocoa Farmers Haven’t Worked

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A cocoa pricing agreement designed to protect farmers in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana from destitution is being circumvented by multinationals, the main buyers of cocoa beans. Cocoa is the plant from which chocolate is made. Côte d’Ivoire and…

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Nigeria: CBN Releases 50,000 MT of Maize to Curb Price Arbitrage

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The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has approved the release of 50,000 metric tonnes of maize to 12 major producers to control the price of the commodity. The bank said yesterday that the latest rollout of the commodity…

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South Africa: Rooibos Tea – EU Protection Is Good News for South African Agriculture

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The European Union recently added rooibos (red bush) tea to its register of products with a protected designation of origin. The iconic tea is the first African product to receive such status in the EU, and the 40th…

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