Will There Be a Bumper Harvest This Year?

[Foroyaa] The erratic rainfall pattern during this year’s cropping season, confirms all the more the need to graduate from rain fed agriculture, to a more sustainable year-round form of agriculture. The indication we are getting is that the heavy down …

[Foroyaa] The erratic rainfall pattern during this year's cropping season, confirms all the more the need to graduate from rain fed agriculture, to a more sustainable year-round form of agriculture. The indication we are getting is that the heavy down pour which caused the massive floods in Kuntaur and other parts of the country, followed by the long dry spell, had led to two negative impacts on crop production. The floods led to the destruction of crops while the dry spell prevented their proper maturing. Hence we

source: AllAfrica News: Gambia

Gambian Speaker Addresses Pan African Parliament

[Foroyaa] The Speaker of the Gambia’s National Assembly, Mrs. Mariam Jack Denton has made a historic appearance at the recent Pan-African Parliament in Midrand, South Africa, where she spoke about emerging issues affecting the growth and intellectual d…

[Foroyaa] The Speaker of the Gambia's National Assembly, Mrs. Mariam Jack Denton has made a historic appearance at the recent Pan-African Parliament in Midrand, South Africa, where she spoke about emerging issues affecting the growth and intellectual development of the continent.

source: AllAfrica News: Gambia

Africa Solar Home System Provider Powers Up With France’s Engie

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Barcelona -French utilities company ENGIE has agreed to acquire Uganda-based Fenix International, a provider of solar home systems in Africa, in a deal the two firms said would help boost access to electricity on the contin…

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Barcelona -French utilities company ENGIE has agreed to acquire Uganda-based Fenix International, a provider of solar home systems in Africa, in a deal the two firms said would help boost access to electricity on the continent.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Angola and DRC Reaffirm Commitment to Economic Cooperation

[ANGOP] Brazzaville -The Presidents of the Republics of Angola, João Lourenço, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Joseph Kabila, reaffirmed on Thursday in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo, the interest in strengthening economic cooperation between the two countries.

[ANGOP] Brazzaville -The Presidents of the Republics of Angola, João Lourenço, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Joseph Kabila, reaffirmed on Thursday in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo, the interest in strengthening economic cooperation between the two countries.

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa

What South Africa Can Learn From Policing in China

[Daily Maverick] The scale of the Chinese policing environment is impressive, given the geographical and population size of the country. Delegates from South Africa’s Portfolio Committee on Police were given a cop’s eye view of how policing works in Ch…

[Daily Maverick] The scale of the Chinese policing environment is impressive, given the geographical and population size of the country. Delegates from South Africa's Portfolio Committee on Police were given a cop's eye view of how policing works in China.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

#CapeWaterGate – ‘I Wish We Could Have Acted Better’ – DA’s Maimane

[Daily Maverick] Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane says he’s confident that Cape Town won’t run out of water. In an interview with Daily Maverick on Thursday, however, Maimane admitted that the Western Cape’s water crisis should have been handle…

[Daily Maverick] Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane says he's confident that Cape Town won't run out of water. In an interview with Daily Maverick on Thursday, however, Maimane admitted that the Western Cape's water crisis should have been handled better. But he also said the situation has been exacerbated by factors ranging from the national government's lack of support to alleged collusion among those providing new water technology to drive up prices. By REBECCA DAVIS.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Theatre Review – the Man Jesus – a Cleverly Constructed Whodunnit

[Daily Maverick] You don’t have to be religious, thank God, to find yourself enjoying this play about Jesus. Not when the script of The Man Jesus is more of a cleverly constructed whodunnit, or whydunnit, than a paean to Christianity. By LESLEY STONES.

[Daily Maverick] You don't have to be religious, thank God, to find yourself enjoying this play about Jesus. Not when the script of The Man Jesus is more of a cleverly constructed whodunnit, or whydunnit, than a paean to Christianity. By LESLEY STONES.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Parliament’s Eskom Inquiry – Molefe Pension – Instructions From Above Accepted Without Question, Rules or No Rules

[Daily Maverick] Former Eskom Chief Executive Brian Molefe “retired” with a pension of around R95,000 a month, and approximately R7.9-million cash, on the back of a letter by then board chairperson Ben Ngubane. That’s because Eskom bought its chief exe…

[Daily Maverick] Former Eskom Chief Executive Brian Molefe "retired" with a pension of around R95,000 a month, and approximately R7.9-million cash, on the back of a letter by then board chairperson Ben Ngubane. That's because Eskom bought its chief executive another 13 years of theoretical service - Molefe had worked at Eskom for 16 months - and paid the penalties normally applicable. What emerged before Parliament's Eskom inquiry on Friday highlighted the manipulation of rules of the power utility's pension fund whose man

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa