A Century of Continent’s Agricultural Development

[Namibian] Rising food insecurity, poverty, hunger, unemployment and rural underdevelopment on the African continent (I am using Africa here to imply sub-Saharan Africa) has pushed the agenda towards an agricultural development strategy, especially in …

[Namibian] Rising food insecurity, poverty, hunger, unemployment and rural underdevelopment on the African continent (I am using Africa here to imply sub-Saharan Africa) has pushed the agenda towards an agricultural development strategy, especially in the rural areas.

source: AllAfrica News: Namibia

New DVD to Promote the Protection of the Black Parrot, Seychelles’ National Bird

[Seychelles News Agency] A new DVD promoting the protection of the black parrot – Seychelles’ national bird – is expected to be launched by the Seychelles Islands Foundation.

[Seychelles News Agency] A new DVD promoting the protection of the black parrot - Seychelles' national bird - is expected to be launched by the Seychelles Islands Foundation.

source: AllAfrica News: Seychelles

Mlare Health Centre Closes Down As Medical Assistant Goes On Holiday

[Malawi News Agency] Karonga -Communities surrounding Mlare Health Centre will need to dig deep into their pockets to pay for transport to reach other health facilities as Mlare is reportedly closed down because the sole Medical Assistant is on holiday.

[Malawi News Agency] Karonga -Communities surrounding Mlare Health Centre will need to dig deep into their pockets to pay for transport to reach other health facilities as Mlare is reportedly closed down because the sole Medical Assistant is on holiday.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

Nkhotakota Excited With Lake Malawi Gas and Oil Exploration Exercise

[Nyasa Times] Members of Kanyenda Area Development Committee (ADC) on Tuesday expressed satisfaction with Hamra Oil Company’s plan to explore oil and gas on the shore of Lake Malawi.

[Nyasa Times] Members of Kanyenda Area Development Committee (ADC) on Tuesday expressed satisfaction with Hamra Oil Company's plan to explore oil and gas on the shore of Lake Malawi.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

How Foreign Media Covered the Repeat Poll

[Nation] The boycott of the repeat presidential election, low turnout and the violence witnessed in various parts of the country dominated coverage of the poll by the international media.

[Nation] The boycott of the repeat presidential election, low turnout and the violence witnessed in various parts of the country dominated coverage of the poll by the international media.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

‘Zimbabwe’s Rentals Lowest in Africa’

[Financial Gazette] Zimbabwe’s protracted economic problems have resulted in depressed demand for properties in all sectors, resulting in the country having the lowest rentals in sub-Saharan Africa, a report by international property firm, Knight Frank…

[Financial Gazette] Zimbabwe's protracted economic problems have resulted in depressed demand for properties in all sectors, resulting in the country having the lowest rentals in sub-Saharan Africa, a report by international property firm, Knight Frank, has indicated.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Building On Insurance Industry’s Solid Foundation

[Guardian] In the last 24 months, more than 15 cases of collapsed building have been reported across the country with high human casualties. In Abuja, Cross River, Kwara, Lagos and Osun states, the story is the same: sudden collapse of buildings either…

[Guardian] In the last 24 months, more than 15 cases of collapsed building have been reported across the country with high human casualties. In Abuja, Cross River, Kwara, Lagos and Osun states, the story is the same: sudden collapse of buildings either under construction or renovation. In certain cases, more floors were being added to the existing floors (possibly without appropriate approvals) and without consideration for the structural strength or quality of the initial foundation.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Open Forum – and Who Is to Blame?

[Financial Gazette] This week, President Robert Mugabe suffered a major diplomatic setback, when the World Health Organisation (WHO) revoked his short-lived appointment as its goodwill ambassador for Non-Communicable Diseases in Africa.

[Financial Gazette] This week, President Robert Mugabe suffered a major diplomatic setback, when the World Health Organisation (WHO) revoked his short-lived appointment as its goodwill ambassador for Non-Communicable Diseases in Africa.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Complexities in Unity Party Overshadows Ejs Support to Boakai Presidential Bid

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -A FrontPageAfrica investigation has found that contrary to widespread reports, President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf has been directly involved in sourcing funding for the Presidential bid of her vice President Joseph Boakai.

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -A FrontPageAfrica investigation has found that contrary to widespread reports, President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf has been directly involved in sourcing funding for the Presidential bid of her vice President Joseph Boakai.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia