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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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    29-Aug-2016 to 11:15

    Botswana to introduce fish farming

    APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Botswana’s Vice President Mokgweetsi Masisi has said that government intended to introduce fish farming with an aim to take fish business to another level, State run DailyNews reported here Monday.

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    25-Aug-2016 to 14:03

    Nigeria’s wheat import bill hits $6b annually - Official

    APA-Abuja (Nigeria) — The director of Nigeria’s Institute for Agricultural Research (IAR) in Zaria, northern Nigeria, on Thursday disclosed that Nigeria’s wheat import bill stood at $6 billion annually.

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    25-Aug-2016 to 11:45

    Botswana procures goats from Namibia

    APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — In an effort to address the challenge of backlog on the supply of goats under the poverty eradication initiative, the Department of Animal Production under the Ministry of Agriculture has resolved to procure goats from Namibia, State run DailyNews reported here Thursday.

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    25-Aug-2016 to 11:18

    SADC agricultural projects to take up $1.2m

    APA-Mbabane (Swaziland) — The Southern African Development Community (SADC) Regional Agricultural Investment and Implementation Plan (RAIP) will be rolled out at a cost of $1.2 million, APA learns here on Thursday.

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    25-Aug-2016 to 07:31

    Mozambican leader encourages production of pigeon peas

    APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — President Filipe Nyusi of Mozambique has encouraged farmers in Sofala province to increase production of pigeon peas, a crop which now has a ready export market in India where it is a major source of protein for the population.

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    21-Aug-2016 to 11:02

    Nigeria to train ex-militants in agriculture

    APA-Abuja (Nigeria) — The Special Adviser to Nigeria’s President on Niger Delta, Brig.-Gen. Paul Boro (rtd), says the Federal Government will train 500 ex-militants in agriculture and aquaculture under its amnesty programme.

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    14-Aug-2016 to 08:11

    Zimbabwe to give land to white farmers

    APA-Harare (Zimbabwe) — The Zimbabwean government is considering giving land to remaining white commercial farmers as part of efforts to promote food security, Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko said Saturday.

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