Climate Change Making Droughts More Severe

[IPS] United Nations -The Super El Nino of 2015 to 2016 wrought droughts and floods around the world, yet it is its sister La Nina that is now fuelling drought and hunger in East Africa.

[IPS] United Nations -The Super El Nino of 2015 to 2016 wrought droughts and floods around the world, yet it is its sister La Nina that is now fuelling drought and hunger in East Africa.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Fresh Produce Dealers ‘Collude’ to Muscle Out Emerging Black Farmers

[Daily Maverick] The Competition Commission is waging war on corporate collusion and on Thursday it conducted raids on nine fresh produce market agents. The implicated companies deny the allegations, but it could be another case of corporate collusion …

[Daily Maverick] The Competition Commission is waging war on corporate collusion and on Thursday it conducted raids on nine fresh produce market agents. The implicated companies deny the allegations, but it could be another case of corporate collusion affecting the poor. By GREG NICOLSON.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

‘Ever-Improving’ Kings Up for Lions

[News24Wire] The Kings may have lost in Durban last weekend, but that 19-17 scoreline against the Sharks have given them a new-found belief that they can take on South Africa’s heavyweights in Super Rugby this year.

[News24Wire] The Kings may have lost in Durban last weekend, but that 19-17 scoreline against the Sharks have given them a new-found belief that they can take on South Africa's heavyweights in Super Rugby this year.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Agriculture Top Official Denied Bail Over ‘Maizegate’

[Nyasa Times] A magistrate court in Nsanje has refused to grant bail to ADMARC Marketing Officer in the district who faces charges of theft of 15, 121 kilogrammes of government maize and rice valued K4, 070,500.

[Nyasa Times] A magistrate court in Nsanje has refused to grant bail to ADMARC Marketing Officer in the district who faces charges of theft of 15, 121 kilogrammes of government maize and rice valued K4, 070,500.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

Should Nation Reject Education Minister Dokora’s Curriculum?

[Zimbabwe Independent] I would like to add my voice to the growing chorus of Zimbabweans that are opposed to Education minister Lazarus Dokora’s reform or is it “deform agenda, which were ratified by cabinet on September 22 2016 and unveiled by the min…

[Zimbabwe Independent] I would like to add my voice to the growing chorus of Zimbabweans that are opposed to Education minister Lazarus Dokora's reform or is it "deform agenda, which were ratified by cabinet on September 22 2016 and unveiled by the minister on January 21 2017, in a policy paper entitled "Ground Zero -- Getting Traction".

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa Answers Questions On National Minimum Wage and World Economic Forum, 1 Mar

[SA Govt] Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa to field questions on National Minimum Wage and World Economic Forum, National Assembly, Cape Town 01 March 2017

[SA Govt] Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa to field questions on National Minimum Wage and World Economic Forum, National Assembly, Cape Town 01 March 2017

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa