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Pascal Bida Koyagbele started an organic farm in 2018. It is giving a livelihood to many.

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Last year, Farmer and President of the Association of Central African Farmers Pascal Bida Koyagbele started an organic farm on which he grows fruits and vegetables and where he trains farmer students in collaboration with a municipality and an association in Luxembourg.

He also created an organic fertiliser made from a mix of chicken droppings and plants with special properties which, according to him, is more effective than chemical fertiliser.

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  • An employee works on a mound of compost at Yaka ti Bida organic farm and training center near Bangui, on February 22, 2019. - Last year, Farmer and President of the Association of Central African Farmers Pascal Bida Koyagbele started an organic farm on which he grows fruits and vegetables and where he trains farmer students in collaboration with a municipality and an association in Luxembourg. He also created an organic fertiliser made from a mix of chicken droppings and plants with special properties which, according to him, is more effective than chemical fertiliser. (Photo by FLORENT VERGNES / AFP)

  • A laboratory worker tests plants from western Central Africa region in the school's laboratory of Yaka ti Bida organic farm and training center near Bangui. (Photo by FLORENT VERGNES / AFP)

  • Farmer and President of the Association of Central African Farmers Pascal Bida Koyagbele looks at soil samples in Yaka ti Bida organic farm and training center near Bangui.(Photo by FLORENT VERGNES / AFP)

  • Farmer and President of the Association of Central African Farmers Bida Koyagbele examines the branch of a plant at the laboratory of Yaka ti Bida organic farm and training center near Bangui. (Photo by FLORENT VERGNES / AFP)

  • A laboratory worker pours plant oil into a test tube at the laboratory of Yaka ti Bida organic farm and training center near Bangui. (Photo by FLORENT VERGNES / AFP)

  • Farmer and President of the Association of Central African Farmers Pascal Bida Koyagbele examines with a microscope a sample of plant oil at the laboratory of Yaka ti Bida organic farm and training center near Bangui. (Photo by FLORENT VERGNES / AFP)

  • Farmer and President of the Association of Central African Farmers Republic Pascal Bida Koyagbele (C-L), surrounded by workers, makes fertiliser analysis in a field of Yaka ti Bida organic farm and training center near Bangui, (Photo by FLORENT VERGNES / AFP)

  • This picture taken on February 22, 2019 shows the sign of Yaka ti Bida organic farm and training center near Bangui, on the banks of the Oubangi river. - Last year, Farmer and President of the Association of Central African Farmers Pascal Bida Koyagbele started an organic farm on which he grows fruits and vegetables and where he trains farmer students in collaboration with a municipality and an association in Luxembourg. He also created an organic fertiliser made from a mix of chicken droppings and plants with special properties which, according to him, is more effective than chemical fertiliser. (Photo by FLORENT VERGNES / AFP)

  • A Konga, a traditional pygmy agricultural tool from the Lobaye prefecture, as it lays on the ground at Yaka ti Bida organic farm and training center near Bangui. (Photo by FLORENT VERGNES / AFP)

  • A worker carries a Konga, a traditional pygmy agricultural tool from the Lobaye prefecture, at Yaka ti Bida organic farm and training center near Bangui, on February 22, 2019. - Last year, Farmer and President of the Association of Central African Farmers Pascal Bida Koyagbele started an organic farm on which he grows fruits and vegetables and where he trains farmer students in collaboration with a municipality and an association in Luxembourg. He also created an organic fertiliser made from a mix of chicken droppings and plants with special properties which, according to him, is more effective than chemical fertiliser. (Photo by FLORENT VERGNES / AFP)

  • An employee works on a mound of compost at Yaka ti Bida organic farm and training center near Bangui. (Photo by FLORENT VERGNES / AFP)

  • Employees work on a mound of compost at Yaka ti Bida organic farm and training center near Bangui

  • Farmer and President of the Association of Central African Farmers Pascal Bida Koyagbele prepares samples of soil using a Konga, a traditional pygmy agricultural tool from the Lobaye prefecture, in his organic farm near Bangui.

  • The fields of Yaka ti Bida organic farm and training center near Bangui, on the banks of the Oubangi river.(Photo by FLORENT VERGNES / AFP)

  • A worker walks in the fields of Pascal Bida Koyagbele organic farm near Bangui. (Photo by FLORENT VERGNES / AFP)

  • A traditional scale in the laboratory of Yaka ti Bida organic farm and training center near near Bangui.(Photo by FLORENT VERGNES / AFP)

  • Employees work on a mound of compost at Yaka ti Bida organic farm and training center near Bangui. (Photo by FLORENT VERGNES / AFP)

  • A worker carries a Konga, a traditional pygmy agricultural tool from the Lobaye prefecture, at Yaka ti Bida organic farm and training center near Bangui. (Photo by FLORENT VERGNES / AFP)

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President Kenyatta launches Kenya’s first green bond at London Stock Exchange

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President Uhuru Kenyatta today rang the bell to kick off the trading of Kenya’s first green bond at the London Stock Exchange (LSE). Speaking during the launch, the President urged UK investors to use Kenya as a gateway to investing in Africa and AS a bridge to the emerging market of more than 1.2 billion people created by the African Continental Free Trade Area.

“Kenya is one of the top ten fastest growing economies on the continent and also one of the most pro-business nations in Africa,” President Kenyatta said. The President is in London to attend the UK–Africa Investment Summit.

The $40 million (over 4 billion shillings) bond by Nairobi-based property developer Acorn Holdings, started trading today at the LSE and becomes the first Kenya shilling corporate green bond to be listed in the United Kingdom. The bond, which was first listed at the Nairobi Stock Exchange last week, will help Acorn Holdings raise funds to build environmentally friendly accommodation for 50,000 university students in Nairobi.

The Kenyan leader applauded last year’s signing of an MoU by the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) and the London Stock Exchange to work with Kenyan companies to help them expand their footprint by jointly listing on the bourse in Nairobi and in London. 

“I note that to date the LSE has admitted over 200 bonds from across the world, raising over 33 billion Pound Sterling worth of capital for sustainable development,” he pointed out. 

Secretary of State for International Development, Rt. Honourable Alok Sharma, said one of the reasons the green bond was happening was because of the support the UK government has provided in terms of the regulation environment and the partial guarantees for investors.

“This is a landmark moment here as well as in the whole of London for we are here today because of the UK-Africa Investment Summit. We have over eight of the 50 fast growing economies in the world in Africa,” Mr Sharma said.

President Kenyatta, along with other African leaders, is in London to attend the UK–Africa Investment Summit.

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Iceland’s Samherji to exit Namibia following bribery scandal

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Samherji, the Icelandic fishing company at the centre of Namibia’s biggest corruption scandal, has announced that it is withdrawing from the country.

The move comes as former justice minister, Sakeus Shanghala and fisheries minister, Bernardt Esau, along with two former employees of South Africa’s Investec, remain in custody.

The accused have been in custody since November following allegations of conspiracy with Samherji to receive payments worth 100 million Namibian dollars ($6.92 million) in exchange for horse mackerel fishing quotas.

Interim Chief Executive, Björgólfur Jóhannsson, said in a statement, that Samherji is currently de-investing its Namibian operations, but did not give a time frame, only saying that the process “will take some time”.

Samherji had tried to sell its assets in Namibia, including a $400 million vessel, before the bribery scandal made international headlines.

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Tanzania to accelerate industrialization with access to more gas supply

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Tanzania is on the verge of being connected with more gas supplies regions. This plan to boost electricity generation was announced by the country’s Deputy Minister for Energy, Subaira Mgalu. The regions involved include Arusha, Dodoma, Tanga, Kilimanjaro and Morogoro.

According to Mgalu, the Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation (TPDC) has already embarked on a grand infrastructural project to connect natural gas for domestic and industrial use in the Dar es Salaam, Coast, Lindi and Mtwara regions.

“The plan is to reduce dependence of electricity as the only source of power for production by the industries,” he says.

Tanzania is in the process of implementing a mega hydropower at Stiegler’s Gorge along the Rufiji River in the Selous Game Reserve that will produce 2,100 megawatts

The country, with a population of approximately 55 million, has just 1,500MW of installed grid capacity.

Earlier, the Tanzanian President John Magufuli, promised to turn the country into a middle income industrial economy by 2025.

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