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2012-02-15 13:56:07 Presidential Elections to be Held Next May [Egypt Online] Minister of the People's Assembly, Shura Council affairs and local development Counselor Mohamed Atteya said that the presidential elections will be held late next May. He said candidates will be given three weeks to submit their documents starting March 10 and 45 days to make campaigns and to explain their platforms.

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Friday, 07-25-14, 10:57World Bank - Boko Haram Stalls African Aid Projects[VOA]Threats and killings by Islamist militants are jeopardizing World Bank-funded agriculture, health and water projects in parts of Cameroon, Nigeria and Chad, a bank official says.
Friday, 07-25-14, 10:49Ban All GM Foods in Ghana![Fahamu]VG Food Sovereignty Ghana calls for an indefinite Moratorium or ban on the propagation, cultivation, raising, and growing of Genetically Modified Organisms in Ghana.
Friday, 07-25-14, 10:49Why Uganda Needs GMOs[Fahamu]On account of population pressures and diseases that are affecting Uganda's coffee, maize, banana and cassava production, GMOs are necessary to address the food insecurity and hidden hunger in the country
Friday, 07-25-14, 10:49Why Zimbabwe Should Continue to Say 'No' to Genetically Engineered Crops and Food[Fahamu]GMOs are presented as a magic bullet to the problems of agricultural productivity without seriously examining the alternative route to industrial agriculture. Agro-ecology with an emphasis on ecosystem farming and local knowledge development of African farmers is the alternative that Zimbabwe should adopt
Friday, 07-25-14, 10:46FAO Welcomes Commitment to Fight Hunger From the Community of Portuguese Language Countries[FAO]Dili -The Tenth Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP) ended today in Dili, Timor-Leste, and placed food and nutrition security at the centre of the bloc's agenda.

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