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Africa still requires robust growth to lift millions out of poverty: report – Xinhua


ADDIS ABABA, Oct. 27 (Xinhua) — Despite the rapid growth of African economies over the last two decades, it will take a longer period of continued and robust comprehensive growth to pull large segment of the population out of vulnerability, new report revealed.

The 2017-2018 Annual Trends and Outlook Report (ATOR), which was published as part of a continental conference that was held at the headquarters of the African Union (AU) in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa from Oct. 24 to 26, also indicated that “despite falling poverty rates in Africa, the absolute number of poor and vulnerable is still high.”

The report stressed that due to the broad deterioration of livelihoods in Africa over the years, longer period of continued growth is necessary to diminish vulnerability among larger portion of…

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China to lift restrictions on area hit by African swine fever


BEIJING (Reuters) – China will lift restrictions on an area in Wuxi city of Jiangsu province where an outbreak of African swine fever was found, the agriculture ministry said on Tuesday

Local authorities will remove the curbs on the infected area on Wednesday, but they must take proactive measures to prevent a recurrence of the highly contagious disease, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said in a statement published on its website

China has reported more than 30 cases of the deadly disease since early August

Reporting by Hallie Gu and Dominique Patton; Editing by Manolo Serapio Jr.

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Zimbabwe upset Kenyans to lift African Sevens title


JOHANNESBURG – The Zimbabwe Cheetahs caused an upset by defeating Kenya 17-5 to lift the African Sevens Championship trophy in Monastir, Tunisia on Sunday.

It was a remarkable effort from the men from Harare who were taken to extra time in their semifinal before seeing off defending champions Uganda 24-19.

Kenya had a bit of an easier route to the final in thrashing Madagascar 36-5 in semifinal action.

The Ugandans managed to restore some pride in claiming the bronze medal with a 24-19 win over the Madagascans.

Zambia collected the plate final in outplaying hosts Tunisia 24-14.

Zimbabwe’s Cheetahs receiving the African Sevens champions trophy in Tunisia on Sunday. Photo: Rugby Afrique on facebook

Sunday’s results from Tunisia are:

Cup Quarterfinals: 

Kenya 33 Zambia 7

Uganda 14 Tunisia…

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Horn leaders back Eritrea, ask UN to lift sanctions


By FRED OLUOCH
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The Horn of Africa was in focus at the recently-concluded United Nations General Assembly in New York, where leaders tried to showcase how their countries are contributing to peace efforts in the region.

Leaders from Eritrea, Somalia and Sudan addressed themselves to the issue of security and economic recovery at both the Security Council and the General Assembly.

Eritrean Foreign Minister Osman Saleh — who represented President Isaias Afeworki — pushed for the lifting of sanctions that were imposed on Asmara in 2009 and 2011, for allegedly supporting the Somali militant group Al Shabaab. Citing recent peace agreements with Ethiopia, Mr Saleh said it was time the UN Security Council considered lifting the sanctions.

“The sanctions have caused considerable…

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China to lift restrictions where 2nd African swine fever outbreak found | Agricultural Commodities


BEIJING, Sept 30 (Reuters) – China is set to lift restrictions on an area in central Henan province, where the country’s second African swine fever outbreak occurred last month, the agriculture ministry said on Sunday.

The local government in Zhengzhou plans to officially lift the blockade on Oct. 1, but it must take measures to prevent recurrence of the highly contagious disease, the ministry said in a statement.

On Saturday, the ministry said it had removed restrictions in Shenyang, Liaoning province, where the first such outbreak was reported.

The world’s top pork producer has seen a steady stream of outbreaks since the first case was reported in early August.

Authorities have banned the transport of live hogs and pig products from regions bordering provinces where African swine fever…

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China to lift restrictions where 2nd African swine fever …


BEIJING, Sept 30 (Reuters) – China is set to lift restrictions on an area in central Henan province, where the country’s second African swine fever outbreak occurred last month, the agriculture ministry said on Sunday.

The local government in Zhengzhou plans to officially lift the blockade on Oct. 1, but it must take measures to prevent recurrence of the highly contagious disease, the ministry said in a statement.

On Saturday, the ministry said it had removed restrictions in Shenyang, Liaoning province, where the first such outbreak was reported.

The world’s top pork producer has seen a steady stream of outbreaks since the first case was reported in early…

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