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African CSOs begin Pre-AMCEN talks in Libreville

Ahead of the 16th session of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN) scheduled for 12th to 16th of June 2017 in Gabon, an Africa-wide civil society workshop on the effective implementation of the Paris Agreement, SDGs and Agenda 2063 began today in Libreville. Organised by the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) in

Election 2017: Kenyan Farmers commit to protect the country’s food system

Ahead of the August elections, farmers from Machakos have begun a movement, to reclaim their food systems from the clutches of big agribusiness, middlemen and from the lure of agrochemicals. The movement, rooted in agro-ecology, aims to create awareness among farmers and farming communities about the benefits of ecological farming and to create adequate support

Gowon, Obasanjo to address scientists as they grace IITA’s 50th anniversary celebration

Two former heads of state of Nigeria, Dr Yakubu Gowon, and Chief Olusegun Obasanjo will grace the 50th anniversary celebration (IITA@50) of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) in Ibadan on 24 July where they will address a gathering of scientists. Other confirmed participants include Dr Akin Adesina, President of the African Development Bank

Elanco Animal Health to bring products to Small Holder Farmers, increasing food security in East Africa

Elanco Animal Health, a division of Eli Lilly and Company announced Wednesday that it received a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to provide sustainable development solutions to address food insecurity in East African countries. The commitment will work to improve animal health and productivity in dairy herds and poultry flocks for smallholder

Empowering and preparing the youth in Africa for the future

While technology is the foundation of innovation, technology alone is not enough. For technology to fulfill its true potential, citizens, and more importantly the youth, need to be empowered and engaged through technology. According to Brahim Ghribi, Head of Government Relations for Middle East & Africa at Nokia, there is an urgent need to enable

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, an Ethiopian is New Who Director-General

The WHO has Tuesday elected elected Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, an Ethiopian, as its new Director-General. He will succeed Dr Margaret Chan, who has been WHO’s Director-General since 1 January 2007. Prior to his election as WHO’s next Director-General, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus served as Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ethiopia from 2012-2016 and as Minister

Unprecedented New Organizational Reforms for WHO in the African Region Announced

The World Health Organization’s (WHO) Regional Director for Africa announced Monday four new flagship programs for the region over the next two years, including a major push on adolescent health and the creation of regional emergency hubs. She also announced that WHO country offices in the African region will be held accountable to a mandatory

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