TABJ – Kenya’s raw sugar production is expected to increase by about 17 per cent to 700,000 tonnes this year. The reason for optimism is largely based on the industry being helped by an improved supply of cane and higher factory capacities. …

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Zambia’s booming agriculture sector will be in focus at the country’s first and only business-to-business outdoor agriculture exhibition, Agritech Expo, that is taking place from 4-5 April in Chisamba. The Zambian National Farmers Union (ZNFU) is a key partner in the event which is expected …

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(Nairobi) – Witnesses to the violence in South Sudan since December 15, 2013, have described how targeted attacks against civilians on an ethnic basis have taken place in both government and opposition-controlled areas. South Sudan’s government and opposition forces should both immediately end abuses against civilians. …

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ROME, Italy – The recent violence in South Sudan is threatening to increase hunger and human suffering considerably, unravelling modest gains made in food security in the past two years, warns the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Under the United Nations’ Crisis Response Plan, …

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GENEVA, Switzerland, January 14, 2014 – UNAIDS and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria express deep concern that access to HIV services for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people will be severely affected by a new law in Nigeria––further criminalizing LGBT …

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KAMPALA, Uganda, (UNHCR) – The fighting that erupted in South Sudan in mid-December between government troops and opposition forces has forced more than 23,500 people to seek shelter in neighbouring Uganda. “They are now crossing at a rate of up to 2,500 people a day,” said UNHCR …

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A US $960,000 Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) grant for the Jbel-Sendoug (Khalladi) Wind Project in Northern Morocco was approved at the end of December 2013 to support outstanding preparation activities to bring the project to bankability. SEFA support will …

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TABJ – A report by Afrobarometer reveals many citizens in a number of African nations are very dissatisfied with the way their governments are handling power, water and sanitation crises.  The survey includes 34 African nations. While about 65 per cent …

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TABJ – The South African rand is trading at lows not seen in about five years. The U.S. dollar remained strong to start the week, supported by an upbeat outlook on the American economy from outgoing U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke. …

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The United Nations peacekeeping in South Sudan is deeply concerned about a new bout of fighting that has forced an estimated 13,000 civilians – many women and children – to seek refuge at the UN base in Juba. “I urge all parties in the …

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