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UN calls for healthy diets to build zero-hunger world

People globally should eat healthy diets for a zero hunger world, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization says in a statement marking World Food Day.
from Down to earth on Oct 16, 2019.
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Power cuts bite again in South Africa

South Africans are bracing themselves for another bout of power cuts after the power utility company announced a second day of load-shedding.
from africa news on Oct 18, 2019.

Aid agencies fear for hundreds of thousands in desperate need in Congo

Hundreds of thousands of people who have fled their homes in DR Congo are in desperate need of food, water, shelter and medicines, 11 aid agencies warn.
from Oxfam on Oct 18, 2019.

TB infections declining, but not fast enough among poor, says UN

A staggering 1.5 million people died from TB last year, the UN health agency says, in an appeal for far greater funding to eradicate the curable and preventable disease.
from UN on Oct 18, 2019.

New tropical disease detected in Brazil defies treatment

Researchers in Brazil have identified a new disease that causes severe damage to the liver, spleen and skin.
from SciDev.Net on Oct 18, 2019.
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Chinese demand for donkey skin threatens farmers in East Africa

Kenyan smallholder have faced an unusual problem: they awake to find that during the night their donkeys have been skinned by thieves, leaving only the carcasses behind.
from DevEx on Oct 18, 2019.

Is Botswana's ruling party about to be unseated?

Batswana go to the polls on 23 October and a fall-out between President Mokgweetsi Masisi and his predecessor Ian Khama has cast doubts on the BDP's chances of retaining power.
from ISS on Oct 18, 2019.
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The digital future of agriculture in Africa

Africa is home to 60 per cent of the world’s arable land. The reality, however, is that not every inch of that land is being fully, or even smartly, cultivated.
from The Economist on Oct 18, 2019.
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