Africa – 26 June 2014

Egypt hands Al Jazeera reporters jail sentences
Three Al Jazeera journalists have received sentences of seven to 10 years each after being detained in Egypt for the last six months.
Protesters rally in support of the detained Al Jazeera journalists. (Mohamed Abd El Ghany, Reuters)
An Egyptian judge sentenced three Al Jazeera journalists on Monday to seven years in jail after finding them guilty on charges including helping a “terrorist organisation” by publishing lies. The Mail and Guardian

Statement of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission
We are holding this meeting and the Summit on the theme Agriculture and Food Security, at a time when our vision for the next fifty years, Agenda 2063. The Africa we Want, is taking shape.
Agriculture and Food Security, correctly so, is a critical priority for Africa. If we get this right, it has the potential along with what we do with the Blue economy not only to propel us towards our goal of eradicating poverty and hunger in one generation, but also to contribute towards the industrialization through agro processing and the development of infrastructure. The African Union