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Nigeria’s Buhari emerges

Nigeria’s Buhari seen in public for first time in weeks PHOTOS: President @MBuhari with Chief of Staff Abba Kyari and NSA Babagana Monguno, at Juma’at prayer at the State House Mosque, today. — Presidency Nigeria (@NGRPresident) May 5, 2017 Abuja, Nigeria |  Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday made …

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Experts meet in Nairobi, agree plan to defeat Africa’s armyworm

Multi-pronged approach key for effectively defeating fall armyworm in Africa NAIROBI, Kenya  – Tackling the menace of the tenacious fall armyworm pest and avoiding economic hardship for smallholders across Africa requires multi-institutional collaboration, scientists attending a continental stakeholders consultation meeting on the fall armyworm, have said. In their meeting in …

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Petrol shortages expose Burundi’s economic woes

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | A lack of foreign currency means petrol pumps are running dry across Burundi, the government has admitted, as the country struggles with a serious two-year-old political crisis. Long queues have been quickly forming in the capital Bujumbura where petrol is only available at some of …

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Nigeria’s Buhari absent again from cabinet meeting

Abuja, Nigeria | AFP |  Nigerian officials on Wednesday played down fears about the health of President Muhammadu Buhari, despite his third consecutive absence from cabinet and assurances from his wife there was no cause for concern. Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo chaired the meeting instead of the 74-year-old Buhari, who has …

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