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Namibia: 13 dead after eating toxic porridge

At least thirteen people have died in a span of three days after eating toxic porridge in Namibia. Four others have been admitted to hospital in critical condition after eating suspected toxic food in Namibia. Report say all the victims are from a household of 22 people in Kayova village, in north-eastern Kavango region. Most of those who died were… Read More
Africa East Africa World 

Food supply to Ethiopia halted over illegal sales claims

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID has halted food supply to Tigray region of Ethiopia after it discovered that the goods were being diverted for sale on the local market. The decision was based on the advice of the USAID Office of the Inspector General which investigated the matter. It comes just days after the Associated Press news… Read More
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Kenya gives green light for cultivation of GM crops

– – The Kenyan government has given the green light for the cultivation and importation of genetically modified crops and animal feeds. The decision ends a decade-long ban that had been imposed due to health fears. It comes as the country is experiencing a devastating drought – the worst drought in 40 years which has left millions facing hunger. President… Read More
Africa World 

Ukraine war: Food shortage looms in Africa

– – There is a looming food shortage in some African countries over the Russia- Ukraine war. The United Nations Secretary General, António Guterres, has warned that Russia’s war against Ukraine could lead to what he called “a hurricane of hunger” and food insecurity worldwide. He said many African and poorer countries relied heavily on Russian and Ukrainian wheat production,… Read More
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Nominations Open for the Africa Food Prize 2022

– – The Africa Food Prize committee is pleased to announce the launch for 2022 nominations for the Africa Food Prize. The Africa Food Prize is the preeminent award recognizing an outstanding individual or institution that is leading the effort to change the reality of farming in Africa—from a struggle to survive to a business that thrives. The funding partners… Read More
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ICRISAT awarded 2021 Africa Food Prize

– – The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) has been awarded the 2021 Africa Food Prize, for work that has improved food security across 13 countries in sub-Saharan Africa. ICRISAT, a CGIAR Research Center, is a non-profit, non-political public international research organization that conducts agricultural research for development in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa with a wide… Read More
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UN says over 2.73m people face food crisis in Somalia

Drought and a rain deficit is pushing more than 2.73 million people in Somalia toward the crisis level of acute food insecurity, UN humanitarians said on Thursday. The annual Gu rains of early spring came late in some parts of the country and were mainly below average, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (Ocha) said. Subsiding in… Read More
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FAO warns of new locust invasion threat in East Africa

– – New swarms of locusts in southern Ethiopia and northern Kenya are spreading further in the eastern Africa region, the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has warned. In its latest update posted on Monday, FAO said the immature swarms have been migrating from the previous locust breeding grounds in eastern Ethiopia and central Somalia and spreading into Ethiopia’s… Read More
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Nigerians loot government Covid-19 warehouses

There have been reports authorities had hoarded the items in order to share with family and friends. But authorities in Abuja have denied those claims as citizens cart items away on foot or by motorbike. – – Hundreds of residents were seen on Monday crossing the city loaded with boxes of food. In a statement Nigerian governors explained that all… Read More