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      APA – Lagos (Nigeria) — The Nigerian broadband penetration has hit 30.9 percent, surpassing the 30 percent recorded before November 2018, according to the data produced by the National Broad Band Plan.

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      APA-Abuja (Nigeria) — The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has called on member states to domesticate and effectively implement the protocol on the free movement of goods and persons t...

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    12-Dec-2018 to 16:16

    Cameroon’s cotton sector secures 79.2b fCFA

    APA-Douala (Cameroon) by Mbog Achille — The Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (ABEDA) and the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) have jointly granted a loan of 79.2 billion CFA francs to Cameroon for the purchase of inputs to boost production in the cotton sector, the Official Gazette reported Wednesday.

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    10-Dec-2018 to 12:16

    Mozambique, Botswana to cooperate in production of FMD vaccine

    APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — Mozambique could begin production of foot-and-mouth disease vaccine in an initiative that is a partnership between the country’s Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security and the government of Botswana, an official said on Monday.

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    09-Dec-2018 to 09:19

    World Bank approves $55m for Mozambique Irrigation project

    APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — World Bank arm, the International Development Association, has approved a US$55-million grant to support the Mozambican government’s Smallholder Irrigated Agriculture and Market Access Project that aims to improve rural livelihoods through increased productivity, production, and access to markets.

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    06-Dec-2018 to 07:20

    White farmers leaving S/Africa for abroad, says AgriSA

    APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — Due to what they termed as uncertainty created by the South African government's move to “expropriate land without compensation,” some of the country’s white farmers are said to be migrating to settle in other countries like Canada, a white farmers body said on Wednesday.

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    04-Dec-2018 to 18:45

    Embrace modern farming, Kenyatta urges farmers

    APA-Nairobi (Kenya) — President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday challenged farmers in the country to adopt modern farming and livestock production technologies in order to achieve the quality and volumes of production needed to attain national food security, create employment and drive the economy forward.

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    04-Dec-2018 to 18:19

    AfDB pumps CFA16bln into CAR agro-pastoral project

    APA-Bangui (CAR) By Pierre Koutoukpe — The Central African Republic’s Economy minister, Felix Moloua and African Development Bank (AfDB) Representative in the country, Joël Tokindang Sibaye have signed a financing agreement of over CFA16 billion for a project to support the development of agricultural value chains in the savannah.

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    30-Nov-2018 to 12:38

    Mozambique: Nyusi commissions white sugar refinery

    APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — President Filipe Nyusi has commissioned a refinery owned by the South African company Tongaat Hulett, which producing white sugar, at the sugar mill in Xinavane in Maputo province.

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