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2012-02-28 08:24:43 UN Agency Funds Farming Improvement Projects [UN News] A new initiative aimed at improving food security in Sudan will provide the country's smallholder farmers with improved seeds and soil to fight the threat of drought, the United Nations fund tasked with promoting rural development has announced.

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Tuesday, 02-09-16, 16:35Mozambique and Britain Launch Nutrition Initiative[AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican and British governments launched in Maputo on Tuesday the "Scaling up Nutrition" (SUN) initiative, which seeks to bring private companies into the fight against chronic malnutrition which currently affects around 43 per cent of all Mozambican children under the age of five.
Tuesday, 02-09-16, 16:34Judgment Reserved in Nkandla Concourt Application[News24Wire] Judgment was reserved in the EFF and DA's application to the Constitutional Court for an order that President Jacob Zuma pay back some of the R246m spent on his home in Nklandla.
Tuesday, 02-09-16, 16:25New Deputies Marouane Felfel and Olfa Jouini Sworn in Before Parliament[Tunis Afrique Presse] Bardo -Two new deputies of Nidaa Tounes Movement and the Free Patriotic Union (UPL), Marouane Felfel and Olfa Jouini, respectively, were sworn at the opening of the plenary session of Tuesday.
Tuesday, 02-09-16, 16:22Bank of Kigali Picks New CEO As Gatera Resigns[East African] Bank of Kigali (BK), Rwanda's largest bank by assets, has picked Diane Karusisi as its new managing director following the resignation of James Gatera, as it strategises to stay at the apex of the country's banking sector.
Tuesday, 02-09-16, 16:20EU to Provide €200 Million in Budget Support[AIM] The European Union has pledged to disburse ?200 million (US$217 million) to Mozambique in direct budget support under an agreement signed on 31 January in Addis Ababa.

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