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Southern Africa cattle population growth decreasing due to drought

A report on livestock production trends in SADC member states revealed Wednesday that Southern Africa's cattle population growth rate has been decreasing since 2014. ...
Equity Bank

Kenya’s Equity Bank to expand presence in east, central and southern Africa

Kenya's regional financial institution, the Equity Bank, said on Thursday it plans to extend its presence in east, central and southern Africa. ...
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USAID,SADC partner to address water challenges in southern Africa

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has partnered with Southern African Development Community (SADC) on a five-year project to address severe water...
Cyclone Idai

Cyclone Idai: HelpAge network join efforts to support older survivors in southern Africa

Cyclone Idai has swept through Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe, killing hundreds of people and leaving a trail of destruction affecting an estimated 2.6 million...

Force Evictions By Eswatini Government Has Exposed Hundreds Homeless

The Eswatini government must halt forced evictions which have left hundreds of people homeless and pushed them deeper into poverty, Amnesty International said in...

Daily Trust Opens Nomination For 2018 African Of The Year Award

A leading independent newspaper in Nigeria, DAILY TRUST, has called for nomination of exemplary personalities for the coveted African of the Year 2017, opened...

International customs officials meet in Kenya for research conference

Senior customs officials, experts including government tax officials from across Africa are in Kenya for a two-day World Customs Organization (WCO) conference that kicks...

25 Million People Displaced Due To Climate Change

The United Nations Migration Agency has indicated that globally, about 25 million people are displaced annually due to climate induced disasters. It also said in...
Biosurgery

Cleft Patients To Benefit From Free Surgery

Over 100 people with cleft, from across the country, are to benefit from free surgery to correct the deformity. Ninety (90) international medical volunteers, made...
Bank

Development Bank of Namibia signs MoU with Development Bank of Southern Africa

The Development Bank of Namibia (DBN) and the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) Thursday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that has the...
President Jacob Zuma

President Zuma to attend SACU Summit in Swaziland

President Jacob Zuma will attend the 5th Southern Africa Customs Union (SACU) Summit to be held on 23 June 2017 in Swaziland.SACU, the oldest...
South African airways

Southern African airlines association to hold general assembly in Namibia

Air Namibia and South Africa Express, according to a press release issued Tuesday, will host the assembly whose theme is Airlines in Uncertain Times. ...
An exhibitor from Amiran Kenya sets his fresh produce during the Annual Naivasha Horticulture Trade Fair held in Naivasha, Nakuru County recently. Kenyan fruits and vegetables face ban in the EU market due to failure to meet set regulations. Photo: Antony Gitonga/Standard

Australia to offer drought assistance to Southern Africa

The Australian Government will provide further support to southern Africa in response to the acute food shortages caused by severe El Niño conditions in...
Rev Dr Duro Ayanrinola, General Secretary of the AABF first from left, Rev Dr Stephen Asante, Rev Ernest Adu-Gyamfi, new AABF President, third from left in a black suite, Rev David Ocansey, AABF Executive Member and Rev Michael Okwako, immediate past President of the AABF ready to service the lord supper.

All African Baptists Fellowship ends meeting in Accra

The four-day meeting gave the AABF the opportunity to discuss many issues regarding the progress and expansion of the fellowship and was on the...
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Finalists of 2016 All Africa Business Leaders Awards Out

The live finalists announcement on CNBC Africa brought together members of the press, key stakeholders and sponsors to reveal this years contenders for the...

Southern Africa on Red Locust alert

Moses Okhoba, the organization's director said that the population of migrating pests in the region this year has increased due to the change in...
Maize

Namibia milling industry to secure white maize from South Africa

CEO of the Namibian Agronomic Board, Christof Brock said this when he attended the recent Grain South Africa (GRAIN SA) Conference, held in Bothaville,...
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Namibian minister calls for more efforts on online child protection

Officially opening the association's annual general meeting at the coastal town of Swakopmund (about 350 kilometers from Windhoek) Thursday, Tweya said there are hazards...
Photo taken on July 21, 2015 shows exposed riverbed in Shanzuizi Village of northeast China's Liaoning Province. The lingering drought in Liaoning has resulted in about 178,200 people lack of drinking water and has affected about 1.15 million hectares of crops. (Xinhua/Li Gang)

Southern Africa faced with drought and declining commodity prices

On February 23 the Zimbabwe ministry of mines announced that all but one of the firms involving in mining and exporting gems from the...
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Ford Sold 6710 Vehicles In February 2016

With a market share of 15.6% for the month, this volume represents a 2.9% increase on the total for January 2016 and a 5.5%...
Malnutrition

UNICEF says around 1 million children could suffer malnutrition

UNICEF Regional Director for Eastern and Southern Africa Leila Gharagozloo-Pakkala said in 2014 and 2015, a series of climatic shocks ruined harvests, leaving...
cholera

Africa: 550 killed by Cholera outbreak in 2016

The UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) Eastern Africa said cholera outbreaks in the region in the past year have been remarkable...
Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch expresses concern over violations in Africa

Releasing its 2016 World Report in Johannesburg, the organization said that while Africa had something positive in 2015, some parts of Africa reported negative...
A local resident is seen with his cattle in Baringo, northwest Kenya, March 12, 2015. Residents of Baringo County are experiencing extreme cases of hunger as a result of the long periods of drought in Kenya. According to Kenya's Devolution Cabinet Secretary Anne Waiguru, a total of 1.6 million people in arid and semi-arid parts of Kenya are in danger of dying as a result of hunger. (Xinhua/Simbi Kusimba)

Drought to affect over 1.7 million people in southern Mozambique

Saide said that at first, the agriculture campaign season 2015-16 has its first phase seriously compromised and there will be 375,900 people affected. The...

Zambia leader appeals to WFP for food assistance

In a courtesy call with WFP executive director Ertharin Cousin on Friday, Lungu said the southern African region was hard-hit by the current inconsistent...
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Experts discover nutritional value of insect in Africa

The International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE) said that the stink bug is a rich source of nutrients and antioxidants, and has...
Gregoire Ahongbonon of Benin, winner of the Daily Trust 2015 Award

Gregoire Ahongbonon wins Daily Trust Award

The Daily Trust Award conceived the ‘African of the year award’ in 2008 with the motive of identifying and recognising ordinary Africans, doing extraordinary...
UNICEF

FOCAC urged to include protection of children in its agenda

Rachel Odede, United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Representative to Swaziland, told Xinhua that they want the summit discussions to include the protection of children...
His Excellency Anthony De Bono

A challenging opportunity for President Mahama

We publish below the full text of a statement obtained by the Ghana News Agency (GNA) from Ambassador De Bono: In preparation for the 10th...
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Southern Africa countries to show common position at UN climate change conference

The ministers underscored the need for the region to speak with one voice on climate change. "In this regard ministers approved a common position...