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WHO: access to HIV medicines severely impacted by COVID-19 as AIDS response stalls

By Henry Opondo Seventy-three countries have warned that they face the risk of stock-outs of antiretroviral (ARV) medicines as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new WHO survey conducted ahead of the International AIDS Society’s biannual conference. Twenty-four countries reported having either a critically low stock of ARVs or disruptions in the

Is COVID-19 killing East Africa Wildlife Conservation?

By Checky Abuje   Covid19 is threatening East Africa with Wildlife conservation and experts now claim the sector is at the verge of collapse due to limited or no activities thanks to stringent measures governments have put in place to mitigate the spread. The reduced activities have on the other hand given room to poaching and

Global climate solutions: African clean energy pioneers drive Post-COVID-19 green recovery

The Togolese Rural Electrification and Renewable Energy Agency (AT2ER) was announced as the winner of Ashden’s System Innovation for Energy Access Award as four other projects from Africa offering climate solutions earned global recognition in the prestigious annual Ashden Awards this year. AT2ER’s public-private partnership is set to electrify 300,000 rural homes by 2022 and

AU: Science to take centre stage

As an agency that publicises the science and technological development in Africa, we laud the Africa Union for launching Science, Technology and Innovation Strategy for Africa 2024 (STISA-2024) which places science, technology and innovation at the epicentre of Africa’s socio-economic development and growth. The STISA-2024 has been developed during an important period when the African

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

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