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    Zimbabwe short-changing its small-scale farmers
    Zimbabwe short-changing its small-scale farmers
    The failure by the 83-year-old state-run Grain Marketing Board (GMB) to pay producers for their grain in recent years has short-circuited the...
    Zimbabwe's ailing economy fuels child labour
    Zimbabwe's ailing economy fuels child labour
    The company closures, downsizings and retrenchments that have led to the demise of Zimbabwe's manufacturing sector in the past decade, and...
    Billions in African diaspora savings could bolster growth
    Billions in African diaspora savings could bolster growth
    The African diaspora and migrants have for years been instrumental in helping family and friends at home get by, as huge annual remittance flows...
    Thai government calls for more security for teachers
    Thai government calls for more security for teachers
    Stronger security is needed for teachers in government schools in Thailand's deep south, where an ongoing insurgency by Muslim separatist...
    Zimbabwe's anti-HIV circumcision drive fails to take off
    Zimbabwe's anti-HIV circumcision drive fails to take off
    Funds for the male circumcision programme in Zimbabwe are lying idle, as the Ministry of Health and Child Welfare says not enough men are coming...
    Portuguese migrants flock to Mozambique to seek opportunities
    Portuguese migrants flock to Mozambique to seek opportunities
    While many Mozambicans fear they will face increased competition for scarce jobs, the new wave of migrants – the largest since colonial times...
    Uganda's nodding syndrome centres low on drugs, food
    Uganda's nodding syndrome centres low on drugs, food
    As scientists continue to search for the cause of and cure for nodding syndrome, the country's health centres say they need better funding to...
    Smuggling devours Ivorian cashew revenue
    Smuggling devours Ivorian cashew revenue
    "More than 100 000 tonnes of cashew nuts are illegally exported every year," said Siaka Coulibaly, the chief of staff at the...
    Concern over future UN intervention brigade in the DRC
    Concern over future UN intervention brigade in the DRC
    The joint letter, dated May 23 and made public last week, asks the secretary-general to call on the 11 African states that signed the Peace,...
    Careless food storage sidelines Swaziland's hungry
    Careless food storage sidelines Swaziland's hungry
    The spoiled food was discovered earlier this month by parliamentarian Eric Matsebula after his constituents in rural Mayiwane, in the Hhohho...
    Circumcision plans go awry in Swaziland
    Circumcision plans go awry in Swaziland
    It was an ambitious plan to circumcise the majority of men in Swaziland, an effort to reduce the risk of HIV transmission in a country with the...
    Women in Iraq yet to regain their place
    Women in Iraq yet to regain their place
    This is due to a conbination of sanctions and conflict, including the US-led invasion one decade ago.