Daily Archives: April 5, 2018

COUNTRIES OF SOUTHERN AFRICA BEEF UP CAPABILITIES TO TACKLE ESCALATING THREAT TO WILDLIFE

SKUKUZA, SOUTH AFRICA– In an effort to address wildlife trafficking, governments in southern Africa have diversified and expanded their capabilities to meet the escalating threat, says South African Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa.

Addressing the …

Runner-Up in Sierra Leone Presidential Poll Will Challenge Result

The losing candidate in Sierra Leone’s presidential election has said he will challenge the results.

Former Foreign Minister Samura Kamara announced the challenge Thursday, after the electoral commission declared Julius Maada Bio the winner of …

FAO URGES SOUTHERN AFRICA TO ADAPT TO CHANGING FOOD CONSUMPTION PATTERNS

HARARE — The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) says consumption patterns in southern Africa are shifting from cereals only and this requires governments to expand their food baskets.

Most countries in the sub-region, …

AFRICAN UNION SAYS AFRICAN HAS LOST AN ICON WITH DEATH OF WINNIE MANDELA

JOHANNESBURG– The African Union (AU) Commission says Africa has lost an icon on liberation with the passing of South Africa’s Winnie Madikizela-Mandela and it expressed its condolences to the country and the family of Madikizela-Mandela.…

SOUTH AFRICAN ENERGY MINISTER SIGNS RENEWABLE ENERGY AGREEMENTS WITH INDEPENDENT PRODUCERS

PRETORIA– South African Minister of Energy Jeff Radebe has finally signed the agreements for 27 renewable energy projects with Independent Power Producer (IPPs).

Also signed here Wednesday were the Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) between the …