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UNBS to spend Shs 22bn million on food lab

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) plans to build a Shs 22bn modern food testing laboratory in in Bweyogerere, a Kampala suburb, to check distribution and sale of harmful foodstuffs in the country as well standardise Ugandan food exports. “We expect to start construction …

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Sudan holds top opposition leader to curb protests

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Sudanese security agents have arrested the deputy head of the country’s main opposition Umma Party after it held anti-government rallies to protest rising food prices, the party said on Friday. Sporadic demonstrations have hit Khartoum and some other parts of Sudan since early January after …

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Sudan police beat protesters at demo against rising prices

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Anti-riot police fired tear gas and beat protesters with batons Tuesday as hundreds of Sudanese demonstrated against soaring bread prices near a presidential palace in Khartoum, an AFP correspondent said. Bread prices have more than doubled after a jump in the cost of flour due …

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`Incredible’ GMO banana with edible skin

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Fruit farmers in Okayama, Japan, have managed to make peeling a banana optional by developing a special variety with edible skin. The peel of their “Mongee Banana” is not particularly tasty, but it is considerably thinner and far less bitter than that of regular …

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Maize flour prices in Kenya on the upward trend

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Maize flour prices in Kenya has increased by nearly third to Ksh 115 for the two kilogramme packet since the millers exhausted subsidised flour stocks. The country’s media reports indicate that the top retailers including Uchumi and Tuskys have exhausted the Ksh90 maize flour …

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Sudan students, police clash on third day of protests

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP |  Hundreds of Sudanese students from the University of Khartoum threw stones at anti-riot police Monday on a third day of protests against soaring bread prices, an AFP correspondent reported. Bread prices more than doubled last week as flour manufacturers raised prices on dwindling wheat supplies …

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Sudan student killed in protests against bread price rise

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | A student was killed in Sudan on Sunday during protests against soaring bread prices, officials and witnesses said. Protests broke out in areas of war-torn Darfur and Blue Nile states as well as the capital Khartoum with demonstrators burning tyres and blocking roads and police …

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Protest in Sudan against rising bread prices

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP |  Police fired tear gas on Saturday at groups of students protesting in a central Sudanese town against soaring bread prices, witnesses said, as opposition parties called for anti-government demonstrations. Bread prices almost doubled on Friday across Sudan after flour manufacturers raised prices amid dwindling supply …

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Food security worsening in conflict-hit Mideast, North Africa: UN

Cairo, Egypt | AFP | Food security in the Middle East and North Africa “is fast deteriorating” because of conflicts in countries from Syria to Yemen, the UN’s food agency said Thursday. Violence in nations that also include Libya, Iraq and Sudan are leading to “a widening gap in well-being” compared …

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