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    • Zimbabwe books place at AFCON 2019 finals

      APA-Harare (Zimbabwe) — Zimbabwe booked a place at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations finals in Egypt, courtesy of a 2-0 win over the Republic of Congo in a Group G tie played at the National Sport Stadium in...

    • Qualifier: Ghana U-23s wallop Gabon 4-0

      APA-Accra (Ghana) — Ghana’s U-23 national team the Black Meteors took a giant step toward qualifying for the Under 23 AFCON in Egypt after walloping Gabon 4-0 in a game played at the Accra Sports Stad...

    • Namibia through to Afcon tournament despite defeat

      APA-Windhoek (Namibia) — Namibia has qualified to the 2019 African Cup of Nations (Afcon) finals in Egypt, despite suffering a heavy defeat by Zambia in Lusaka on Saturday night.

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    09-Sep-2016 to 10:24

    FAO forecasts bumper grain harvests in 2016

    APA-Dakar (Senegal) — The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) forecasts a global increase of up to 2.1 percent of wheat and rice corn crops in 2016 compared with 2015.

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    08-Sep-2016 to 15:28

    Ethiopia: CAADP implementers witness higher agriculture productivity: Report

    APA- Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) — African countries that implemented the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Program (CAADP) have posted higher agriculture productivity and stronger GDP growth, as well as sharper declines in malnutrition compared to countries that have not adopted it, the African Agriculture Status Report revealed on Thursday.

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    08-Sep-2016 to 13:49

    African leaders, partners commit to a US$30b boost for agriculture

    APA-Mbabane (Swaziland) — Collective pledges amounting to US$30 billion were made by African leaders, business and major development partners towards increasing production, income and employment for farmers and African agriculture businesses.

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    08-Sep-2016 to 09:59

    About 300 000 West African farmers to share $5.2m

    APA-Mbabane (Swaziland) — About 300 000 smallholder farmers from Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana and Senegal will share $5.2 million, thanks to a partnership between Impact investing pioneer Root Capital and The MasterCard Foundation.

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    07-Sep-2016 to 15:41

    Investment in African agriculture will ignite renaissance – Telecoms expert

    APA-Nairobi (Kenya) — Efforts to revamp and accelerate agricultural production in sub-Saharan Africa will require the concerted efforts of both the public and private sector players, Bob Collymore, CEO of the leading mobile network operator in Kenya-Safaricom said here on Wednesday.

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    07-Sep-2016 to 15:35

    Kenya: Africa sees jump in food production, GDP growth -Report

    APA-Nairobi (Kenya) — A decade of intense domestic attention to farmers and food production has generated “the most successful development effort” in African history, with countries that made the biggest investments rewarded with sizeable jumps in both farm productivity and overall economic performance, according to a new report released on Wednesday by the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA).

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    06-Sep-2016 to 13:33

    Nigerian minister raises alarm over invasion of quelea birds, locusts

    APA - Lagos (Nigeria) — Nigeria's Minister of Agriculture Audu Ogbe has raised alarm over the possible attack of quelea birds, locust and grasshoppers in farms in 12 northern states of the country.

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