[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The government said it has hired three spray planes in preparation to possible invasion of desert locusts which have plagued Eastern Africa in recent weeks.
[Nation] Cases of police laxity, abuse of office, physical assault and harassment are the leading nature of complaints reported against law enforcement officers.
[WRI] “All my kids can go to school now, whereas before I might only have been able to send one” reports Balaynesh Kasa, a farmer in Debre Yakob Watershed, close to Bahir Dar town, in Amhara Regional State, Ethiopia, and mother to four children.
[New Times] Southwestern Rwanda is predicted to receive more rains in the first three months of the year than the previous years, according to the latest national seasonal forecast.
[Nyasa Times] Malawi Congress Party (MCP) has rubbished President Peter Mutharika’s assertions that the opposition political party leaders are planning to topple his government through violent demonstrations.
[East African] A Kenyan parliamentary committee has accused the Ministry of Agriculture of overseeing the collapse of the dairy industry as the local market continues to be flooded with cheap imports from Uganda despite the country producing enough milk for consumption and exportation.
[Nyasa Times] State Vice President, Everton Chimulirenji has said government has put in place strategies aimed at ensuring that no one dies of hunger in this country by providing relief food items and stocking Agriculture Development and Marketing Corporation (ADMARC) selling point with enough maize, saying 8 129 metric tonnes of maize has been set aside for distribution to household facing hunger.
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -The ocean could provide over six times more food than it does now with better management and more technological innovation, scientists said on Tuesday, adding that boosting cultivation of bivalves like mussels and clams could be especially beneficial.
[Nation] Government officers found culpable of looting public coffers risk being blocked from holding public offices should a proposed amendment to the Anti-Corruption and Economic Crimes Act (Aceca) become law.
[263Chat] Officials from the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development today staged yet another no-show at the Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee (PAC) meeting were they were due to give oral evidence to the committee on the financing strategy of the Command Agriculture program, 263Chat Business can reveal.