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Aury poised for expansion drive in African mining industry

The African mining and mineral resources sector is one of the most important international markets for Aury Africa, which plans a concerted expansion drive on the continent once it is firmly entrenched in South Africa. This is according to Xiaoming Yuan, Chairman of Aury Africa and Vice-President of holding company of Dadi Engineering Development Group

Kenya drought: agriculture experts urge governments to deploy climate-resilient seeds 

Agriculture experts from the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) have called for an intensive scale-up of climate-resilient seeds and climate-smart innovations, including drought-tolerant seeds and soil and water conservation practices in Eastern Africa. The call comes against rising drought impacts in Kenya and other parts of East Africa. In Kenya, farmers are eager

Gavi initiates Cholera Vaccination campaign in Mozambique

An oral cholera vaccination campaign to protect survivors of Cyclone Idai Started Wednesday in Beira, Mozambique. Funded by Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, the campaign will be carried out by the Mozambique Ministry of Health, with support from the World Health Organization (WHO) and other partners, including UNICEF, the International Federation of the Red Cross and

Unleashing the power of the digital patient

With an estimated 2.77 billion users worldwide, the social media phenomenon has taken the world by storm. In South Africa, almost half the population uses the internet, including 8 million Twitter users and 16 million Facebook users. This digital revolution has unlocked enormous opportunities for the creation of online communities for large-scale engagement around often

TICAD 7: Japan to host event on vaccination of African kids

The health of millions of African children will prominently feature at the TICAD 7 set for Yokohama, Japan. At the event, held on the eve of GAVI’s 20th anniversary, Japan will host a launch meeting for the Vaccine Alliance’s third replenishment to continue its work vaccinating millions of children in the world’s poorest countries. “Japan has

Conference plots for a Global Action against Typhoid and related diseases

The 11th International Conference on Typhoid and Other Invasive Salmonelloses holds in Hanoi, Vietnam and brings together more than 450 researchers, policymakers and advocates dedicated to improving the lives of young children and their families suffering from typhoid, paratyphoid and invasive non-typhoidal Salmonella. During this three-day conference hosted by the Coalition against Typhoid, a program

CERN to unveil its new Science Gateway project

As part of its mission to educate and engage the public in science, CERN is launching the Science Gateway, a new facility dedicated to science education and outreach. The Science Gateway will be hosted in a new, iconic building on CERN’s Meyrin site, designed by world-renowned Renzo Piano Building Workshop, architects. Construction is planned to

Building a TB-Free World feasible, Lancet Commission declares

Rapid, sustained declines in tuberculosis deaths in many countries during the past 50 years provide compelling evidence that ending the pandemic is feasible, a report by the Lancet Commission released ahead of World TB Day discloses. At the heart of the report is a recognition that TB preventive therapy can be an effective intervention to

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