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    • Ethiopian rebel group renounces armed struggle

      APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) — Members and leadership of the Ethiopian rebel Gambella People’s Liberation Movement (GPLM) has returned from its base in Eritrea after renouncing armed struggle.

    • No spying chip in China-funded building - Rwandan official

      APA - Kigali (Rwanda) — Rwandan minister of Infrastructure, Claver Gatete on Monday refuted claims that China may have inserted some spying equipment at the new China-funded five-floor administrative buil...

    • Sudan power transfer talks broke down

      APA-Khartoum (Sudan) — The Freedom and Change coalition which contains several opposition parties in Sudan on Monday suspended talks with the Transitional Military Council over the process towards transf...

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    09-Jan-2019 to 17:35

    Botswana bans South African beef over FMD outbreak

    APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Botswana’s Ministry of Agriculture said Wednesday that it has banned the import of live cloven hoofed animals and their products from neighbouring South Africa after a report of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) in Limpopo province.

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    08-Jan-2019 to 13:00

    Botswana places more restrictions on vegetable imports

    APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Botswana on Tuesday imposed further restrictions on imports of horticultural products, a few months after imposing a similar ban on movement of selected crops into the country.

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    03-Jan-2019 to 17:29

    Major eSwatini dams full after relentless rain

    APA-Mbabane (eSwatini) — The drought season may be truly over in eSwatini where recent rains have filled up the kingdom’s four major dams.

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    19-Dec-2018 to 17:23

    Cameroon: SODECOTON denies GMO introduction

    APA-Douala (Cameroun) by Mbog Achille — The Cotton Development Corporation (SODECOTON) in Cameroon has officially denied the use of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) in cotton cultivation.

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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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