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    • Ramaphosa visits Ladysmith Black Mambazo founder

      APA-Mthatha (South Africa) — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa paid a courtesy visit to the home of the founder of the multi-Grammy Award-winning acapella music group Ladysmith Black Mambazo on Saturday.

    • Double joy for S/Africa at Two Oceans Marathon

      APA-Cape Town (South Africa) — There was double joy for South Africa in Saturday’s Two Oceans Marathon in Cape Town, with triple Comrades Marathon champion Bongumusa Mthembu winning the ultra-leg of the men’s se...

    • S/Africa’s iconic photographer Bongani Mnguni laid to rest

      APA-Johannesburg (South Africa) — One of South Africa's most renowned photographers, Bongani Mnguni, who gained global recognition for his documentation of black people's struggles against apartheid, was laid to re...

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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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    04-Sep-2016 to 11:14

    One and half million Mozambicans facing starvation

    APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — Mozambique's relief agency's Emergency Operational Centre (CENOE) says it is monitoring the state of the 1.5 million Mozambicans who are facing food insecurity due to a severe drought in the southern and central provinces, APA learns here on Sunday.

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    02-Sep-2016 to 18:18

    Sierra Leone: FAO boosts livestock farming

    APA-Freetown (Sierra Leone) — The United Nations Food and Agriculture organization (FAO) has announced a funding of US$160, 000 to boost livestock farming in Sierra Leone.

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    01-Sep-2016 to 11:54

    Mozambique, Portuguese Consortium invest $35m in textile industry

    APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — A consortium of a Mozambican company and three Portuguese known as Mozambique Cotton Manufacturers (MCM) says it plans to invest $35 million to boost catapult the textile industry in Mozambique, APA can report here on Thursday.

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