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Egypt wheat reserves at 2.6 months supply

In this May 19, 2013 photo, a farmer holds grains of wheat in his hands on a field in Fayoum, 60 miles, (100 kilometers), south of Cairo, Egypt. Photo: Hassan Ammar/AP/SIPAEgypt, the world's largest importer of the grain, has said it aims to buy about 4-4.5 million tonnes of wheat from farmers this season while cracking down on smuggling that has cost the country hundreds of millions of dollars in recent years.

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Cabin crew at South African Airways launch strike over pay

Fire service vehicle parks in front of the South African Airways SA286 in the Hong Kong International Airport Wednesday, July 16, 2014. Photo: AP/SIPACabin crew at South African Airways (SAA) went on strike on Wednesday over pay benefits, the top union at the state-owned carrier said, disrupting domestic flights and threatening to extend the walkout to international routes.

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Ghana, Kenya and Malawi to pilot GSK malaria vaccine from 2018

In a photo from Oct. 30, 2009 a child suffering from malaria sleeps under a mosquito net while a mother feeds here child, also suffering from malaria, in the Siaya hospital in Western Kenya. Photo: KAREL PRINSLOO/AP/SIPAGhana, Kenya and Malawi will pilot the world's first malaria vaccine from 2018, offering it for babies and children in high-risk areas as part of real-life trials, the World Health Organization said on Monday.

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South Africa's Sibanye declares war on illegal gold miners

 Sibanye Gold CEO Neal Froneman, third from left, ring the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange, Feb. 21, 2013. Photo: Mary Altaffer/AP/SIPAIllegal gold mining has plagued South Africa's mining companies for decades, robbing the industry and state coffers of billions of rand through small-time pilfering as well as networks run by organised crime.

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Kenya offers textile firms tax incentives to create jobs

A Kenyan woman look for clothes, March 12, 2005 at a second hand clothes market in the Kibera slum area of Nairobi. Photo: KHALLIL SENOSI/AP/SIPAKenya has started offering tax incentives to clothing companies, a key part of its under-performing manufacturing sector, to create jobs and provide affordable new clothes for shoppers.

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Ivory Coast cocoa quality suffers as merchants blend beans

In this photo taken  May 31, 2011, farmer Issiaka Ouedraogo walks past cocoa pods growing on a tree, on a cocoa farm, Ivory Coast. Photo: Rebecca Blackwell/AP/SIPACocoa exporters and grinders in top producer Ivory Coast are rejecting large volumes of beans because of poor quality as farmers seek to blend leftover main-crop cocoa into new mid-crop arrivals, exporters and merchants said on Thursday.

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Cash strapped Zimbabwe struggles to pay tobacco farmers

 Workers at Boka Tobacco Auction Floors inspect some of the tobacco on the first day of trading in Harare, March, 15, 2017. Photo:Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi/AP/SIPATobacco Farmers in Zimbabwe are demanding their money after weeks of payment delays as the country continues to experience a cash shortage.

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