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Zambian government urged to improve banking services for rural areas

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The Zambian government needs to improve access to financial services in rural areas, a local think-tank said on Friday. Figures show that...
livestock

Cameroon livestock fair aims to alleviate poverty in rural areas

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The 6th Cameroon Livestock Fair opened on Friday in the country's mountainous Adamawa region in a bid to alleviate poverty in rural areas, according...

AfDB supports Cameroon livestock, fish farming with €84 million loan

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The African Development Bank Group has extended a loan of €84 million to Cameroon to support livestock and fish production in the central African...
drone

Kenya’s Critical Need for UAVs

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By 2022, the airspace will be busier with Flying Mini Robots as the number of commercial drones expected to go over 620,000 whilst their...
poverty

Botswana government says striving to eradicate poverty

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Botswana's Nationality, Immigration and Gender Affairs Minister said on Monday the government had developed a range of policies and invested resources to eradicate poverty. Speaking...
poor

The Rural Poor in the Realities of Life

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Twenty-six years ago, I was born in a community called Agotime Kpetoe; I grew up to have so much interest in the sustainable development...
The visitors are plucking cantaloupes at an agricultural demonstration park in Xiajiang county, east China's Jiangxi Province on October 15, 2017. (Photo by People’s Daily Online)

China Boost Farmers Confidence Rural Vitalization

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In his report to the ongoing 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) on Wednesday, Xi Jinping pledged China’s resolution to...
Ghana Parliament-

Odekro: Weeks Proceedings in Parliament Under Review

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International Day for the eradication of Poverty Poverty appears to be endemic in rural areas especially in Northern Ghana. More than 4/10 Ghanaians are...
financial inclusion

Burundi to enhance rural areas financial inclusion through IFAD grant

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A total of 99,200 Burundian rural households in 17 provinces will benefit from a financial agreement signed today between the International Fund for Agricultural...
Internet

Rural Ghana to See Improvement in Internet Access

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In a bid to extend internet access to rural areas, the National Communications Authority (NCA) has asked Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) with existing 2G...
Agro Farming

Farmer Calls For PPP Investment In Agriculture

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He said government partnership with private investors would make the agriculture sector vibrant with the supply of machinery for farming on a large scale...

Towards Building Modern Markets: Minister Calls For MMDAs-Private Entities Partnership

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He said market infrastructure which would provide an important outlet for farm produce to improve the incomes of peasant farmers, could also shelter majority...
internet

NCA is committed to putting rural areas on internet services

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The Authority has, therefore, embraced the Television White Space technology which can travel up to 10 kilometers irrespective of vegetation, building and other objects. ...
A cross section of National Service Personnel at the Day of Gratitude programme at the Burma Camp

Veep asks youth to always consider postings to rural areas

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He noted that the youth has a responsibility to give back to society for helping to support their education. ...
farm

South Africa greatly dismayed by farm murders

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The latest farm murder in South Africa in which four people were killed raised outrage in the country, prompting renewed calls on the police...
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Alibaba increases e-commerce to rural China

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The National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) will work with Alibaba in more than 300 rural areas to develop e-commerce, which is expected to...

Namibia’s mobile provider pushes for broadband connectivity

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At a media briefing held on Wednesday in the capital, Windhoek, MTC's Chief Human Capital and Corporate Affairs Officer, Tim Ekandjo said the move...

Banking Hall for Akim Bosome Rural Bank Inaugurated

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He said the electronic-banking system introduced in some banks and being extended to rural areas is making financial transactions very easy for businesses...

GES Fraught With Several Challenges In Rural Areas

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Education has always proven to be that very important tool for development in any country. In Ghana, however, although the government has taken steps to...
Minister of Health, Alex Segbefia

Ultra modern pediatric ward inaugurated

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A recreational center is attached to the 40 capacity children’s ward, constructed by the Dormaa Municipal Assembly, at the cost of GHC557,638.14 and furnished...

Kenya to accelerate broadband penetration in rural areas

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Fred Matiang'i, Cabinet Secretary for information and communication technology (ICT), said the government has prioritized expansion of broadband infrastructure in the counties to ensure...
road

GH₡10m allocated towards safety activities

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The amount, though less than 50 per cent of total estimated amount for road maintenance programme for the year, it is a GH₡ 42.28...

Kenya plans to subsidize communication in rural areas

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Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) Director General Francis Wangusi told journalists in Nairobi that telecom operators shy away from providing the services in areas...
Farmers

Government must support small scale farmers

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Mr. Freeman Madji, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Abibiman Sankofa Movement (ASCUM), has urged government to support small-holder farmers, in order to help...

Creating Employment Opportunities In Rural Areas A Panacea To Migration

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By: Mabel Daniels Creating of employment opportunities in the rural settings in the country has been identified said to be the solution to the problem...
Nurses

Inadequate nurses affecting quality health services in rural areas

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Mr Joseph Shaibu Mumuni, President of Kathipo Community Development, a non-governmental organization in Tamale on Tuesday observed that inadequate midwives and community health nurses...
road

US extends $50 million to Rwanda’s feeder roads rehabilitation

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The United States government Monday signed a financial agreement with the World Bank under which it will channel a grant of 50 million U.S....

900 Burundian refugees arrive in Rwanda

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A dozen of overloaded buses carrying 900 Burundian nationals fleeing fear violence in their villages have arrived in Busegera, a district located in the...
Teacher

Tanzanian government to employ 30,000 new teachers

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The Tanzanian government said on Monday that it will employ 31,056 primary and secondary school teachers in May to make up the shortage of...

Government Will Expand LPG Programme To Rural Areas – Minister

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Mr. Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah, Minister of Petroleum, has reiterated government's resolve towards the expansion of the Liquefied Petroleum Gas(LPG) programme to rural communities in...