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Vaccine: Gavi seeks to support innovative solutions

Vaccine: Gavi seeks to support innovative solutions

To ensure vaccines reach all the world’s children, Gavi, is inviting entrepreneurs and businesses to identify innovations in vaccine delivery by applying to its INFUSE initiative. With global immunisation coverage stalled at around 80% for several years and 19 million children missing out on a full course of basic vaccines, Gavi launched INFUSE – Innovation

Connecting One Million Nigerians to Smart Solar Power

MTN and Lumos announced the nationwide rollout of its Mobile Electricity Service with an ambitious commitment to bringing clean and affordable solar electricity to one million Nigerians in 2017. Already, over 150,000 Nigerians enjoy reliable, affordable and safe solar electricity 24/7 through the service. Customers pay for the Lumos solar system as they go, easily

ERM alerts executives to business cost of ignoring the environment

The business cost of failure to consider environmental impact management extends beyond reputational damage and could entail jail time and multi-million-rand fines for law-breakers. Other impacts include significant project delays and heightened risk that investors will pull the plug on funding. These possibilities seems alarmist, but should be raised as risks could sharpen as a

IITA Cassava Weed Management Project empowers cassava farmers in economic recession

When a Nigerian novelist, Florence Nwapa (1931-1993) wrote about the importance of cassava in her poem—Cassava, not many people may have appreciated the importance of cassava in national and food security. Nwapa’s article was inspired by the events that occurred during the Nigerian civil war (1967-1970) and how cassava was able to save lives, guarantee

Kenya Partners with Insurers to Make Record Insurance Payouts for Livestock Drought-hit Herders

As an epic drought desiccates fields and forages in the Horn of Africa, Government of Kenya officials, in partnership with Kenyan insurers, announced Monday payments to over 12,000 pastoral households under a breakthrough livestock insurance plan—one that uses satellites to monitor vegetation available to livestock and triggers assistance for feed, veterinary medicines and even water

Mother Nature’s Revenge

By Paul Gerbrands Trying to improve our living environment will be fighting a running battle as long as 70 million people are added to the world population each year. Once the mythological king Sisyphus thought that his cleverness could surpass that of Zeus. The punishment for his hubristic belief is well known. Nowadays many people

Dangote Group to bolster rice farming in Nigeria

The Dangote rice outgrower scheme was Wednesday signed in Goronyo, Goronyo Local government, Sokoto giving hopes to 16,000 outgrower rice farmers. The Chairman of Dangote Rice Limited, Aliko Dangote said he was moving into rice cultivation because of the genuine interest of the Federal government to revive agriculture as the mainstay of the economy, and

Telkom, Business Connexion launch BCX and Africa’s Premier End-to-end ICT Solutions Provider

BCX, Africa’s premier end-to-end information communication technology (ICT) solutions provider was launched Wednesday in South Africa by Telkom and Business Connexion. This new brand, built from a strategic partnership between Telkom Business and Business Connexion, is uniquely suited to support businesses throughout the continent as they seek to digitalise business operations. “The launch of BCX

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