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Nigeria: CBN Governor Calls for Urgent Action to Address Food Crisis

Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, yesterday, warned that the food crisis being experienced in the country could worsen if urgent and resilient steps were not taken to address the situation. Emefiele made the…

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South Africa: ‘Mother of the Springboks’ Annelee Murray Deserves to Be Recognised As the Heart of the Rugby Family

Public relations manager Annelee Murray is accustomed to questions about a woman’s role in a male-dominated environment such as professional rugby. First published in the Daily Maverick 168 weekly newspaper. Rassie Erasmus entered the press conference room at…

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Namibia: Gipf Invests N$10 Million in Animal Nutrition

The Government Institutions Pension Fund (GIPF) has confirmed its investment of just over N$10 million into WinSalt Manufacture (Pty) Ltd, a 100% Namibian-owned company, situated in Walvis Bay. With the significant investment, GIPF is contributing towards the domestic…

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South Africa: Parliament Approves Draft National Freshwater (Inland) Wild Capture Fisheries Policy

Draft National Freshwater (Inland) Wild Capture Fisheries Policy Approved By Cabinet Cabinet recently approved the draft National Freshwater (Inland) Wild Capture Fisheries Policy for implementation. As the first national policy to guide the sustainable utilisation of freshwater fisheries,…

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Africa: All Set for Africa Deaflympics Qualifiers

A total of 16 countries have confirmed participation in the inaugural Africa Deaflympics Ball Games qualifiers slated for September 11-25 in Nairobi. Local Organising Committee (LOC) Chairman Gordon Oluoch confirmed the arrival of Team Senegal on Thursday adding…

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Kenya: Boon for Farmers As C Grade Coffee Attracts Higher Prices

Coffee farmers are enjoying higher prices of lower grades of their produce sold at the Nairobi Coffee Exchange due to high volumes of the high-grade beans at the auction. Societies have recorded improved earnings from C grade, which…

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Kenya: Meru County Moves to Secure Coffee After Wave of Robberies

Security is being beefed up to stem a wave of thefts targeting high-grade coffee that is usually stockpiled in rickety stores in factories around Meru County. Coffee factories are traditionally manned by watchmen, whose only weapons comprise a…

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South Africa: Vermeulen Returns to Boks’ Starting Lineup After Nearly Two-Year Test Rugby Hiatus

On Wednesday, Springbok coach Jacques Nienaber, as expected, named a powerful side to take on the Wallabies in the first of four Rugby Championship matches over the next four weekends. On Sunday 12 September, when the Springboks run…

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Zimbabwe: Bank Limits Affect Payments for Farmers

The Grain Marketing Board (GMB) is experiencing challenges paying for some of the grain delivered to its depots as some farmers’ accounts cannot accommodate huge sums of money because of limits, while others did not give correct account…

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Malawi Dangles Investment Opportunities in Agriculture Sector

Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development, Lobin Lowe, has disclosed that the government has embarked on serious policy reforms and infrastructure development in order to attract foreign direct investment in agriculture. Lowe said for the one year…

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