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NGOs say initiative to improve food security in Africa through agribusiness has failed in Senegal; call for more su…



Author: Cadre de Concertation et de Coopération des Ruraux(CNCR) & others, in www.farmlangrab.org, Published on: 19 June 2018

“Letter addressed to the Government of Senegal, G7 members state, and the African Union”

The New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition (NAFSN) was launched by the G8 in 2012 in response to the food price crisis that took place in 2010-2011 and severe drought affecting the Horn of Africa and local populations…ivil society and farmer movements in Senegal welcome the G7 commitments made in 2012 to support agriculture in Africa, but condemn NAFSN both for its approach and design, and how it was implemented. We call on G7 countries,…

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African security experts resolve to benchmark Isange center



Participants also called for the urgent prioritization of increased gender budgeting, sharing gender related crime data among African security organs …
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S. African president initiates probe into alleged corruption in State Security Agency – Xinhua


CAPE TOWN, June 15 (Xinhua) — President Cyril Ramaphosa on Friday appointed a high-level team to investigate alleged corruption in the State Security Agency (SSA).

The team is tasked to assess the mandate, capacity and organizational integrity of the SSA, presidential spokesperson Khusela Diko said.

The appointment of the 10-member team followed the president’s statement in the National Assembly on May 8 this year of his intention to set up a review panel to assess the structure of the SSA in relation to its mandate and enquire into its systems and capacity.

As instructed by Ramaphosa, the team must seek to identify all material factors that allowed for some of the current challenges within the Agency so that appropriate measures are instituted to prevent a recurrence, Diko said.

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Promoting food security: African Development Bank approves US$ 15m equity investment in Africa Food Security Fund t…


In an effort to boost agri-business and enhance food security in Africa, the African Development Bank Board has approved a US$15 million equity investment in Africa Food Security Fund (AFSF), to support enterprises in agri-business SMEs and enhance food security in Africa

AFSF is a second-generation fund targeting a total capitalization of US$ 100 million. The Fund will invest in potential high-growth Small and Medium Enterprises operating in the food and agriculture value chains across sub-Saharan Africa. It aims to  address the needs of  least served operators in agricultural SMEs segment that are not targets of the larger private equity funds and commercial banks.

The Fund Manager – Zebu Investment Partners is experienced in food production and processing at the SME level. Considering…

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Rwanda hosts planning course for African security officers


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African military, police and civilian officers are attending a two-week course, which kicked off Tuesday in Rwanda, on ways of enhancing their planning capabilities in various integrated peace-keeping missions.They came from from the Eastern Africa Standby Force (EASF), Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS), Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), North African Regional Capability (NARC), Southern Africa Development Community (SADC), and the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM).
The course was opened by Rwanda’s airforce chief of staff, Maj Gen Charles Karamba, who explained that the course targets all components of the…

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Communique by the Peace and Security Council of the African Union on UNAMID.


The Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU), at its 778th meeting held on 11 June 2018, considered the Special Report of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission and the Secretary-General of the United Nations on the Strategic Review of UNAMID.

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