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    20-Jul-2018 to 08:51

    Sierra Leone convenes conference to woo investment in agriculture

    APA-Freetown (Sierra Leone) — The Sierra Leone government has called on private investors, particularly rice importers, to rethink their business model and move away from importation to exportation.

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    17-Jul-2018 to 18:52

    Mauritania launches Sahel irrigation initiative

    APA - Nouakchott (Mauritania) — The Mauritanian component of the Regional Project Supporting the Irrigation Initiative in the Sahel was launched on Tuesday in Boghe (320 kilometers south of Nouakchott.

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    10-Jul-2018 to 15:01

    Over 120,000 Swatis in need of food aid – Report

    APA-Mbabane (eSwatini) — More than 120,000 Swatis are among the over 29 million people from 11 Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries that are facing acute food shortage this year, APA learnt here on Tuesday.

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    06-Jul-2018 to 19:15

    Senegal fisher folk hail Mauritania fisheries deal

    APA-Dakar (Senegal) — Senegal’s Local Artisanal Fisheries Council (CLPA) has hailed the signing of a series of fisheries agreements with Mauritania.

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    25-Jun-2018 to 10:45

    S/African parliament receives over 700,000 submissions on land expropriation

    APA-Cape Town (South Africa) — South Africa’s Joint Constitutional Review Committee, established to review Section 25 of the country’s constitution that seeks a fair distribution of land ownership, has received over 700,000 written submissions, Parliamentary spokesperson Moloto Mothapo has said.

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    22-Jun-2018 to 10:23

    Mozambique bans livestock movement as FMD ravages 3 regions

    APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — More than 30,000 cattle are at risk of contracting foot and mouth disease following an outbreak in Mozambique’s Nampula, Tete and Gaza provinces, national veterinary director Américo da Conceição said on Friday.

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    21-Jun-2018 to 14:23

    Zimbabwe surpasses tobacco target, earns $583m from sales

    APA-Harare (Zimbabwe) — Zimbabwe has surpassed its target of selling 200 million kilogrammes of tobacco, with about a month to go before the close of the 2017/18 marketing season.

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