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South African oysters linked to illness in Hong Kong

Oysters from South Africa have been linked to cases of food poisoning in Hong Kong. The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) in Hong Kong ordered the suspension of imports of raw oysters produced by Zwembesi Farm Limited in South Africa this past week. Six food poisoning clusters have been identified after consumption of raw oysters…

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East African Flower Demand Jumps as Fuel Costs Hobble Europe

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Study on African buffalo offers insights on persistence of highly contagious pathogens

A new Oregon State University study on foot-and-mouth disease among buffalo in South Africa could help explain how certain extremely contagious pathogens are able to persist and reach endemic stage in a population, long after they’ve burned through their initial pool of susceptible hosts. The findings, publishing in Science Magazine, are particularly relevant as the…

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More African countries dive into a cashless future with new MTN, Flutterwave deal

MTN’s new deal with payments technology firm, Flutterwave is set to deliver cash to mobile wallets of more Africans via MTN Mobile Money (MoMo) with the planned expansion in Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Rwanda, Uganda, and Zambia.This digital move is primed to plug millions of unbanked people in those countries into mainstream financial services and prop…

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African Swine Fever spreads to Haiti

The Chief Veterinary Officer in Haiti on Sept. 20 reported a positive case of African swine fever (ASF) to the World Organisation for Animal Health. The sample was collected from a pig in a province bordering the Dominican Republic and was tested by USDA’s National Veterinary Services Laboratories through a cooperative testing program. Haiti and…

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African leaders highlight vaccine inequity in UNGA speeches

Wide disparity in accessing COVID-19 vaccines featured prominently in speeches at the United Nations General Assembly. The inequity of COVID-19 vaccine distribution came into sharper focus on Thursday as many leaders of African countries, whose populations have little to no access to the life-saving shots, stepped to the podium to speak at the United Nations General…

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African genomics, Central Bank digital currencies, China DRC suspensions

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South African consumers and farmers hit by economic fallout from COVID, extreme weather

The South African Competition Commission has released its latest Essential Food report, and the findings are a warning bell on the conditions that smallholder farmers and poorer consumers are facing.Focusing on tracking the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and corresponding economic crisis on food markets, the report highlighted a ‘clear drop’ in farmer numbers and…

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South African rand starts week stronger following U.S. jobs report

Please try another search Economy8 hours ago (Sep 06, 2021 01:20PM ET) JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – strengthened on Monday, continuing to trade on the front foot after a disappointing U.S. jobs report dampened expectations of when the Federal Reserve will begin tapering stimulus measures. At 1618 GMT, the rand traded at 14.2350 against the dollar, around…

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African Economist Says Regulated Cryptocurrencies Are Reasonable Alternative to Single Trade Currency

A Nigeria-based research and development economist, Gospel Obele, has called “for a unified regulatory mechanism for cryptocurrency trading.” He adds that such regulation of cryptocurrencies can potentially “complement an African digital currency,” hence this needs to be considered. Cryptocurrencies Show the Way In remarks published by Joy Online, Obele insists that cryptocurrencies have already shown…