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Ethiopia sets sights on $30bn apparel exports

Hailemariam Desalegn Leonie Barrie Correspondent Ethiopia is raising the bar on its garment and textile ambitions, targeting exports worth $30 billion by 2025: a huge goal for a country whose annual shipments currently sit at just $115 million. Speaking for the first time about the plans, Dr Arkebe Oqubay, a minister and …

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Golden leaf turns farmers pale

A farmer waits for transport to ferry him back home after selling tobacco and buying household good at TSF in Harare yesterday – Picture by Kudakwashe Hunda Leroy Dzenga Features Writer — National identity cards have turned into a currency as tobacco farmers at auction floors in Harare now use …

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EDITORIAL COMMENT: UNWTO: Africa speak with one voice

WE salute the African Union for stepping up to the plate to rein in the Seychelles after the island nation went against the AU decision to field a sole candidate for the United Nations World Tourism Organisation secretary-general elections that will be held in Madrid, Spain, today. The UNWTO executive committee …

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Was Donald Trump really born in Zimbabwe (Rhodesia)??

Was Donald Trump really born in Zimbabwe?    I don’t know for certain. But lately, lots of people are saying he was. The Celine Fnord Institute is currently funding a formal investigation. It’s telling that, while he spent a good two years demanding Obama’s birth certificate, we have asked and …

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Sadc to benefit from $18m industrialisation fund

Around $30 billion of processed food is imported into Africa. Agro processing can create jobs in the region Sifelani Tsiko SADC countries are set to benefit from a US$18 million industrialisation facility which was secured from the 11th European Development Fund to help countries carry out detailed value chain mapping …

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Thomas Sankara President of Burkina Faso 1983-87

As President, he lowered his salary to only $450 a month and limited his possessions to a car, four bikes, three guitars, a fridge and a broken freezer. A motorcyclist himself, he formed an all-women motorcycle personal guard. He required public servants to wear a traditional tunic, woven from Burkinabe …

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Eating disorders: Bulimia nervosa

Among the eating disorders, bulimia nervosa and anorexia nervosa are far more common in young females, while the binge-eating disorder, which is the most common eating disorder, is largely more common in adults. Bulimia nervosa includes regularly occurring compensatory behaviours that are intended to rid the body of the excess …

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Adhering to tobacco legislation

Tobacco affected by nematodes Buhle Nkomo All tobacco growers are urged to destroy tobacco stalks on or before May 15 in adherence to the Plant Pests and Diseases Act [Chapter 19:08]. Stalks act as a host for diseases and pests like nematodes and spider mites hence destroying them starves the …

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Be wary of fake news

The openness of the Internet has meant that online media sites and pages do not have to adhere to media ethics and standards and many take advantage of this to peddle dishonest information or fake news Christopher Farai Charamba Correspondent The 21st Century has spoilt the human race as information is …

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