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Zimbabwe sugar farmers dump electricity for solar power

Sugar cane farmers in Chiredzi, Lowveld, Zimbabwe turn to solar energy

from PATRICK CHITONGO in Chiredzi, Zimbabwe CHIREDZI, (CAJ News) – SOME sugarcane farmers in southeastern Zimbabwe are shifting to solar energy to fend off serious shortages of electricity in the country. The power deficit afflicting the Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (ZESA) Holdings is affecting the operations of companies in the country already performing below capacity. […]

COMMODITIES: South Africa keenly following US agro decline


by SAVIOUS KWINIKA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THE agriculture sector in South Africa is keeping an eye on developments in the United States where declines in maize and soybean harvests are projected. Trends in the US markets usually influence foreign markets, with the country a net exporter of grain. Recently, the US Department of Agriculture […]

Lesotho bearing brunt of rising SA maize prices

Maize silos

from TSOANELO MOKHAHLANE in Maseru, Lesotho MASERU, (CAJ News) – PRICES of the staple maize meal in Lesotho have reached a five-year high as the country grapples with increasing grain prices in neighbouring South Africa. The prices in Lesotho are projected to increase further in the wake of increased demand driven by a poor harvest […]

EXCLUSIVE: Tanzania unlikeliest savior in SADC maize crunch

Bumper maize crop for South Africa

from ALLOYCE KIMBUNGA in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania DAR-ES-SALAAM, (CAJ News) – TANZANIA, which will export maize to some countries plagued by inclement weather and droughts, has emerged the sole shining light in the Southern African Development Community’s (SADC) corn crisis. The country is set to sell 700 000 tonnes of the staple maize food to Zimbabwe, […]

Angola on course to meet landmine clearance deadline

Angola flag

from PEDRO AGOSTO in Luanda, Angola LUANDA, (CAJ News) – SOUTHEASTERN Angola boasts some of the world’s most iconic ecological and tourism sites but is also among the most inaccessible regions because of landmines, which are a legacy of a civil war that ended in 2002. Among the areas worst affected by the explosives planted […]

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