: June 2021

Kenya: Artist Takes Pride in Her Ancestry

Having transformed a hay-filled barn into a giant home studio, Malisa Kiasuwa has been working throughout the Covid-19 lockdown preparing for two exhibitions currently underway overseas. One is in Washington, DC, while the other is in London. Both…

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Egypt: Stamping Out Avian Flu in Egypt

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From biosecurity labs to 3D animations, increased capacity and communication improve response to outbreaks When avian influenza – known informally as avian or bird flu – struck Egypt in 2006, it led to significant economic losses, impacting birds…

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Namibia: Food Prices Rise Explosively

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The price of food in Namibia is on the rise, increasing more than any other item in the average consumer’s shopping basket. According to the Namibia Statistics Agency (NSA), inflation on food and non-alcoholic beverages during the first…

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Kenya: Mvuvi Cards Meant to Boost Security Yet to Be Issued

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Lamu fishermen are yet to receive a special smart identification card, called the ‘Mvuvi Card’, four years after the State launched the programme to boost security in the region. More than 6,000 fishermen across Lamu County were to…

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Zimbabwe: Stella Chiweshe, Mukundu in Nasty Exchange of Words

A social media row has erupted between mbira player and singer Ambuya Stella Chiweshe and music producer and guitarist Clive ‘Mono’ Mukundu over a sound track that was superimposed on her performance at he unveiling of Mbuya Nehanda’s…

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Namibia: Less Slaughtering Lessens Meatco’s Revenue

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THE state-owned Meat Corporation of Namibia has reported a loss of N$118 million for the 2021 financial year. This is due to fewer cattle slaughtered for the year under review. Financial statements for the year ended 31 January…

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Nigeria: Tonto Dikeh Unveils Politician Lover

Tonto Dikeh’s new lover hit the headlines when he commissioned his Abuja mansion in May. A controversial Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh, has found love again in the arms of a politician cum anti-corruption activist, Prince Kpokpogri. The actress,…

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South Sudan’s Returnee Farmers Yearn for Peace to Revive Food Production

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After living for six years in northern Uganda’s Rhino Refugee Camp, Muki Nicholas, 24, and his family have returned home to Yei, in the southwestern part of South Sudan, in the hopes of resettling and tilling the land…

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Nigeria: Despite Huge Spending Over Decades, Nigeria Unable to Produce Enough Cassava

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Farmers, experts and data explain why cassava, one of Nigeria’s most iconic foods, perennially remains insufficient and expensive. Grace Ebit, a farmer in Ibogo, Biase Local Government Area of Cross River State, recalls her childhood with nostalgia. After…

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Ethiopia: Patriotic Songs and Dances – the Dominant Vogue in Ethiopian Contemporary Music

Whether it was a sign of good portent or otherwise, the heavy rain that fell in some parts of the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa last Sunday, had brought a much-awaited period of cooling off in the temperature of…

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