Zambia introduces maize price cap to keep it affordable

25 August 2019, 9:16 PM
Zambia has introduced a cap on the price of maize to keep the staple food affordable, sparking protest from commercial farmers who accused the government of bringing back price controls.
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Sudanese president pledges to work for peace 11 April 2017, 6:20 AM

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Families gather after Egypt church attack, state of emergency approved 10 April 2017, 3:13 PM

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Egypt declares state of emergency following church bombings 10 April 2017, 11:45 AM

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Funerals held for Egypt’s church bombing victims 10 April 2017, 7:05 AM

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Three-month state of emergency to be declared in Egypt 10 April 2017, 5:33 AM

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Al Shabaab claims deadly car bomb outside Mogadishu military base 9 April 2017, 3:21 PM

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Tanzania’s Magufuli descends from darling to despot 9 April 2017, 9:15 AM

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Mali’s President Keita names defence minister as new PM 9 April 2017, 6:39 AM

Mali's President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita replaced his prime minister late on Saturday, naming the defence minister to head the government

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Lesotho parties sign pledge on reforms 7 April 2017, 6:03 AM

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Mujuru party top official quits after public brawl 6 April 2017, 9:15 PM

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CAR to erect monument in honour of slain SA soldiers 6 April 2017, 6:07 AM

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SA, CAR intensify diplomatic efforts to bolster bilateral trade 5 April 2017, 9:13 PM

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