[Premium Times] Francisca Ordega, Super Falcons player, on Friday joined Atletico Madrid Women on loan from the Washington Spirit.
[IPS] Addis Ababa -Index insurance is being promoted as a solution to protect climate affected smallholder farmers in Africa. This type of micro insurance is slowly gaining ground as a way of compensating farmers for lost crops and livestock due to climate change.
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Rome -If the world’s major agriculture companies go ahead with planned mergers and gain greater control of the way food is produced, farmers will face higher costs and food will eventually become more expensive to buy, a panel of experts said on Friday.
[Nation] Two State Department officials were thrown on the defensive as members of the US Congress denounced the Trump administration’s proposed funding cuts for programmes in Africa.
[East African] Antananarivo -Madagascar’s former President Albert Zafy has died at the age of 90.
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Addis Ababa -”I have no job here in Ethiopia. I want to build my home but I can’t because my family has used all the money.
[New Zimbabwe] Troubled national carrier, Air Zimbabwe is set to dump its discredited name and further acquire new planes in a fresh government attempt to change the fortunes of the parastatal.
[Monitor] National Super Alliance (Nasa) co-principal and former vice president of Kenya Dr Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka said that he wants Yoweri Museveni to become East Africa’s first president after he leaves power. “After Ugandans have stopped torturing mzee, Museveni should become East Africa’s first President.
[New Zimbabwe] President Robert Mugabe left Harare Monday for South Africa without wife, Grace, who remains at the centre of a legal storm after a Johannesburg hotel brawl with a 20-year-old model last month.
[Observer] “It tends to undermine conduct of peaceful elections,” he says.