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Agriculture in Africa

Mozambique to set up first special agricultural economic zone

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Mozambique's Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Celso Correia announced Thursday that the government intends to set up the country's first special agricultural...
Importers And Exporters

Tanzania has sufficient foreign reserves for importing goods

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Tanzania's foreign reserves continued to remain at sufficient level to meet the country's requirements for importation of goods and services, a cabinet minister told...
Covid

Zambian official hails Chinese company for heightening COVID-19 preventive measures

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A government official in Chongwe district in Zambia's Lusaka Province has commended a Chinese company for heightening COVID-19 preventive measures. Geoffrey...
Multichoice

Pay-TV losing Zimbabweans as economic slowdown takes its toll

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Africa's largest pay TV provider MultiChoice lost nearly 40 percent of its total subscriber base in Zimbabwe in the year ended March 31 as...
Maxresdefault

Rising Afro-pop artiste Mishaha drops visuals for “Informal Bae”

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Just when we thought her single was mind-blowing considering the lyrical vibes, rising Afro-pop sensation, Mishasha has delivered a stunning video of her second...
Mass Burial Accident Victims

Nigeria holds mass burial for unclaimed bodies of suspected kidnappers

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A state in central Nigeria said on Thursday it has held a mass burial for 65 unclaimed bodies of suspected kidnappers killed in various...
troops

Nigerian army vows to sustain fight against Boko Haram after attack

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Nigerian military on Wednesday vowed to pursue Boko Haram terrorists after the Tuesday attack that killed innocent women and children in a village in...
Ppes

China sends in more medical supplies as Senegal’s total COVID-19 cases reach 4,759

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Senegal on Thursday reported 119 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the total in the country to 4,759. A total of 1,164...
Mapping Africa

Africa’s confirmed COVID-19 cases close to 210,000

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The number of confirmed COVID-19 positive cases across the African continent surpassed 209,438, the Africa Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said...
Nigerian Soldiers

At least 10 soldiers killed in NE Cote d’lvoire attack

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At least 10 soldiers were killed Thursday in an attack against a Cote d'lvoire's army post by unidentified armed militants in the sub-prefecture...
Boko Haram

Nigerian president charges military to sustain fight against Boko Haram

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Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari late Wednesday expressed shock over the killing of at least 81 villagers by suspected Boko Haram militants in the northeast...
Gunmen

Gunmen kill 2, abduct many in central Nigeria

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Nigerian police early Thursday said they are combing surrounding bushes for a gang of gunmen who killed two persons and abducted many others along...
rape

Nigeria approves stiffer penalties against rapists

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The Nigerian government has approved stiffer penalties against rapists and child abusers as proposed by the ministry of women affairs, describing the upsurge in...
Covid

Ghana’s number of COVID-19 cases reaches 10,358

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Ghana has confirmed 157 more infections of the novel coronavirus, taking its total number of confirmed cases to 10,358 as of Thursday morning, data...
Libya Dawn fighters check a crater left by an air raid in the Tarhuna area, 80 km southeast of Tripoli, Libya, on March 23, 2015. Libyan national army's warplanes launched an airstrike on Tarhuna, attempting to pound the stronghold of Libya Dawn. (Xinhua/Hamza Turkia)

Mass graves found in Libyan city outside capital: Interior minister

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Dozens of mass graves have been found in the Libyan city of Tarhuna, some 90 km south of Tripoli, Interior Minister of the...
Covid

Mauritania reports daily record of 156 new COVID-19 cases

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Mauritanian health authorities reported on Thursday a daily record of 156 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the country's total to 1,439. ...
Zayed Sustainability Prize

The Zayed Sustainability Prize Extends 2021 Awards Submissions Deadline to June 11, 2020

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The extension is in light of the ongoing global health crisis, to better serve the Prize’s diverse international audience base The Zayed...
Floods

World Bank cites poor urban planning for persistent floods in Ghana’s capital

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Besides a change in attitude, the World Bank has assessed that effective urban planning and strong enforcement were needed to deal with the perennial...
multiple fatality accident

Cameroon to hold mining exhibition to attract international investors

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Officials of Cameroon's Ministry of Mines, Industry and Technological Development said Tuesday the country will hold an exhibition in September to promote its mining...
electricity generation

Kenya mulls production auction for power sector

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Kenya is set to start an auction system for investors interested in investing in future power generation, a government official said on Tuesday. ...
Street Children

Ghana calls for unity in upholding children’s right

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Ghana's Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection (MGCSP) on Tuesday called on all stakeholders including parents, teachers, and community leaders who handle children...
HIV

South Africa’s AIDS conference focuses on combining efforts to end HIV epidemic

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The 9th South African AIDS Conference kicked off in Durban on Tuesday with the aim of combining efforts to end HIV epidemic. ...
livestock

Kenyan innovators develop machines to boost farmers’ yields

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Innovators in Kenya are coming up with various machines that are helping livestock and crop farmers boost their productivity. The machines are...
Oil drilling platform Shengli No.4 is in the midst of shipment at the outer anchorage of a port in Yantai, east China’s Shandong province, Feb. 8, 2018. The Shengli No. 4 and the New Shengli No.1 will be sent to Nigeria for oil exploration services. (Photo by Chu Yang from CFP)

EIA says global oil supply to rise in 2020

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The global supply of liquid fuels will increase in 2020 with the United States as a major supplier, U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) said...
Refugees

African countries urged to popularize ratification of free movement of persons pact

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The African Union (AU) on Tuesday urged efforts to popularize and promote the ratification of the protocol to the treaty establishing the African economic...
fish

Kenya to promote fish exports through product certification

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Kenya plans to promote the export of fish through product certification, the standards agency said on Tuesday. Bernard Njiraini, acting managing director...
Agriculture in Africa

AU urges agricultural transformation in Africa through right policies

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The African Union (AU) on Tuesday stressed the need to spur Africa's agricultural transformation through appropriate policies, governance and institutional arrangements. The...
climate change

Namibia awards grants for rural communities to respond to climate change

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The Environmental Investment Fund of Namibia on Tuesday awarded 19 grants valued at about 5.8 million U.S. dollars for measures to help rural communities...
Solar

Kenya launches project to provide solar solutions in marginalized counties

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Kenya on Tuesday launched a 4.7 billion shillings (4.7 million U.S. dollars) project for the private sector to provide solar solutions in marginalized counties. ...
Murder

South Africa’s Western Cape records 331 murders in May

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South Africa's Western Cape Province recorded 331 murders in May, compared with 304 murders in the same period last year, due to "systemic failures,"...