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Researchers flag threats to Nigeria’s cassava industry

By Michael Oleja Nigeria’s rising population, particularly in the cities, coupled with low productivity (yield per hectare) of cassava roots is threatening the country’s cassava industry and could impede the gains made in the sector, putting the country at risk of becoming a net importer of staple crops. Grown by over 4.5 million people in

First Ladies hold the key in the fight against cancer in Africa

By Henry Opondo Africa’s First Ladies hold the key in the fight against cervical and breast cancer—the big killer cancers of women in sub Saharan Africa, Dr Adetu Olateju a physician and Country Programme Manager, Red Ribbon, East and Southern Africa said at a session of the ongoing World Cancer Conference in Paris. “First Ladies

Cancer: Innovations have failed to lower costs

By Henry Opondo Corruption and poor quality unregulated care are denying people to reap from the benefits of numerous innovations in cancer medicine, Prof Richard Sullivan, Director of the Institute of Cancer Policy and Affliate staff at the Kings College, UK said at the ongoing World Cancer Congress. Speaking at a heated plenary session at

Cambridge has waived application fee for graduate students from most African countries

The University’s policy on graduate admissions was reiterated at the opening of the third Cambridge-Africa Day–Applause greeted the statement by Professor David Dunne, Director of the Cambridge-Africa Programme, as he confirmed that Cambridge has waived the usual application fee for nationals of many of the world’s least developed countries. This fee waiver will benefit applicants

Persistent Drought Hits Kenya’s wildlife

Tourists visiting Kenya’s game parks may take a while before they can see or come across their favourite wildlife, thanks to the ongoing drought situation in the country. According to the Kenya Wildlife Services, a national agency in charge of wildlife service, the persistent drought has resulted in dispersal of wildlife from their traditional habitats

Kuwait’s Al-Sumait Prize For African Development Announces winners for Health and Food Security Categories

Today’s Board of Trustees meeting of the Al-Sumait Prize for African Development honored ground-breaking research on tackling childhood malaria and addressing undernourishment through Africa, which both impact the lives of ten millions of children across the continent. The Board awarded the 2015 Al-Sumait Prize for Health to Professor Kevin Marsh, from the University of Oxford

Countries agree to curb greenhouse gases in largest climate breakthrough since Paris

By Eric Akasa Nearly 200 countries struck a landmark deal Saturday to reduce the emissions of powerful greenhouse gases, hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), in a move that could prevent up to 0.5 degrees Celsius of global warming by the end of this century. The amendment to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer endorsed

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