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COVID-19: AU receives 10 M EUR from the EU

The African Union has received EUR 10 million funding from the European Union (EU) to implement a joint int Continental Strategy for COVID-19. The funding is the initial contribution by Team Europe to the continental action against COVID-19. H.E. Ambassador Ranieri Sabatucci, Head of the EU Delegation to the African Union, and Dr John Nkengasong,

DHL’s digital road freight platform Saloodo! makes inroad into Angola

DHL Global Forwarding, the leading international provider of air, sea and road freight services has launched its digital road freight platform Saloodo! in Angola, to connect shippers and transport providers. This marks the first time an international digital road freight platform is made available in the country that will cater to the road transportation needs of

Small holder farmers in Busia set to benefit from soya bean project

By Checky Abuje Soya bean farming has in the recent past become the centre of focus and attraction to various stakeholders in the agricultural sector including Anglican Development Services (ADS) where more than 2000 farmers from Busia county are set to venture into and benefit from that food chain after a three year partnership deal

South African technology solution brings hope to events industry

While the moratorium on large events and gatherings imposed by COVID has wreaked havoc with the multi-million rand events industry in South Africa, 3D, interactive, virtual exhibition software created in the country is cause for hope. Inkanyezi Events, an internationally active, Port Elizabeth-head-quartered marketing company has partnered with a local technology start-up to create virtual

Real food frown real good

By Wairimu Muthike   As the Covid-19 crisis unfolds, production and access of safe and nutritious food to complement preventative measures is paramount. Good food boosts immunity and the body’s ability to ward off and recover from illnesses. As urban dwellers increasingly rely on urban producers for food supply, the safety of these foods becomes

Body plots to bolster cassava seed system in Africa

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture and its partners are working to provide African cassava farmers with regular and reliable access to high quality planting materials to boost yields and incomes Speaking ahead of the launch of the Building an Economically Sustainable, Integrated Cassava Seed System (BASICS) programme, Dr Nteranya Sanginga, Director General, International Institute

One Acre Fund to boost food security in Western Kenya  

By Checky Abuje The One- Acre Fund initiative has pledged to support the county government of Busia and by extension Western, Kenya boosts food security situation currently dwindling following the natural calamities like floods that have recently hit the region leaving agriculture and agricultural activities in limbo. According to One-Acre Fund Public Relation Officer, Lilian

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