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East Africa: IGAD Issues Alert Over Ageing Tanker Abandoned in the Red Sea

The Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (Igad) has expressed concern over the potential environmental disaster posed to the Red Sea by the FSO Safer, an aging oil tanker moored off the western coast of Yemen. The oil vessel was…

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Namibia: Low Throughput to Remain Meatco’s Challenge

Low throughput is expected to remain a severe challenge for the Meat Corporation of Namibia (Meatco) for at least the next two years. This specific predicament weighed heavily on the corporation during the last financial year from February…

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Namibia: Mbomastic! … Sprinting Teen Sends Nation Into Frenzy

Twenty-five years ago, sprint sensation Christine Mboma was not even born when Namibia’s legendary sprint ace Frank Fredericks won the country’s last Olympic medals in 1996. However, the unthinkable happened and history was rewritten yesterday when the 18-year-old…

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Tanzania: Azania, NHIF Insurance Cover Benefit Farmers

Cooperative union members will now be able to get medical treatment through the National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) insurance coverage under a loan programme to be supported by Azania Bank. Under the agreement signed in Dar es Salaam…

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Zimbabwe: Massive Jump in Wheat Hectarage

Farmers have planted wheat on 66 435 hectares this winter, the third highest hectarage since independence and 50 percent more than last year, giving hope that Zimbabwe will hit self-sufficiency or get very close. Imports have already ceased…

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Rwanda: Rayon Sports Sweat Over Nishimwe Transfer Saga

Rayon Sports’ president Jean Fidele Uwayezu is under increasing pressure from fans who are asking him and his executive committee to step aside should they fail to sort out the club’s problems, including the transfer saga of wantaway…

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Uganda: Digital Transformation Initiative for Africa’s Agri-Food Sector Unveiled

Microsoft’s 4Afrika initiative and International Finance Corporation (IFC) have partnered and launched the Digital Transformation Initiative for Africa’s Agri-food sector. The initiative will avail digital tools and training resources to small-scale farmers and agricultural-linked small businesses. To kick…

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Tanzania: Food Hygiene Issues in Tanzania

Very recently, I suffered a series of recurring stomach issues. More than twice, I found myself going to the hospital only to be told it was maybe this or maybe that. This was until the feather that broke…

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Cameroon: Tokyo Olympics Games – ClĂ©mentine Meukeugni Eliminated

Out of seven disciplines Cameroon is now left with only athletics and wrestling in the competition that will end on August 8, 2021. Cameroon’s weightlifter ClĂ©mentine Meukeungi Noumbissi has joined the bunch of Cameroonian athletes who have been…

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Kenya: Sh1.4bn Zimbabwean Sugar to Be Destroyed in Mombasa

Kenyan authorities are set to destroy 20,000 tonnes of condemned Zimbabwean brown sugar that has been lying at the Kilindini customs warehouse in Mombasa for three years. According to the Gazette notice of July 2, which the port…

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