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Congo-Kinshasa: ‘Staggering’ Scale of Acute Hunger in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Levels of hunger in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are at a “staggering” record high, now affecting one-in-three people, UN humanitarians warned on Tuesday. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food…

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Kenya: Mandera Governor Appeals for Help as Drought Worsens

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The drought situation in Mandera County is worsening, Governor Ali Roba has said. The governor warned that unless the national government and well-wishers steps in to save the situation, his administration will not be able to manage the…

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Kenya: Urgent Cry for Help as Thousands Go Hungry

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Marsabit and Mandera counties are staring at imminent famine amid a ravaging drought. More than 10,000 households in Turbi Sub-county in Marsabit have been affected. This comes after one-and-a-half years of below-average rainfall. Mr Katelo Ramata, a resident…

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Kenya: Kilifi Farmers Demand Pineapple Processing Firm

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Pineapple farmers in Magarini, Kilifi County have appealed to the government to construct a fruit processing factory for their produce after incurring loss worth millions of shillings for lack of market during Covid-19 pandemic. The farmers say the…

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Zimbabwe: Amacimbi Overwhelm Harvesters in Mat South

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FOLLOWING good rains received this year, Matabeleland South province has experienced an unprecedented abundance of Mopane worms (amacimbi) which are overwhelming harvesters. In stark contrast to previous years in which harvesters have toiled to gather the nutritious natural…

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Kenya: Data On Weather and Use of Technology Critical in Improving Food Security

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Use of technology and simplified data on weather and management of production processes are the key to sustainable food security in Kenya. Traditional production approaches are unable to ensure food production in a way that will deal with…

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Nigeria: Special Report – Communities Groan As Erosion Ravages Farmlands, Threatens Food Security in South-East Nigeria

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The Anambra State government last year said more than 1,00 active erosion sites across the state have become a major natural disaster. On a sunny Thursday afternoon in October in Ifite Nanka, a town in Orumba North Local…

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Namibia: Part 1 – Fishing With Dynamite: the Secret Scheme That Helped Namibia’s President Stay in Power

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Khadija Sharife (OCCRP), Mark Anderson (OCCRP), and The Namibian A few days after Christmas in 2016, two men met in the VIP area of the Shimmy Beach Club in the swanky waterfront district of Cape Town, South Africa.…

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Zimbabwe: Great Zimbabwe University Boss Accused of Stealing Chicken From Grieving Subordinate

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GREAT Zimbabwe University’s acting Pro Vice Chancellor Professor Munyaradzi Manyanga is facing stock theft charges after he allegedly stole 150 chickens from his subordinate who is running a flourishing poultry project at the institution’s Mashava campus. The acting…

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Angola: PIPE Farm With Weight in National Production – Minister Sérgio Santos

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Cacuso — The Minister of Economy and Planning, Sérgio Santos, Friday onsidered that PIPE farm, located in Quizenga commune, municipality of Cacuso, has a relevant “weight” in national production, due to the cultivation of corn in large scale,…

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