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Nigeria launches plan to end hunger by 2030

Nigeria has launched a strategic plan and roadmap to achieve zero hunger by 2030. Tagged “Synthesis Report of the Nigeria Zero Hunger Strategic Review,” the plan articulates what Nigeria needs to do to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 2 (SDG2)—one of the recently adopted global goals that seeks to “end hunger, achieve food security and improved

Governments are not doing enough to stop wildlife crime

By Andreas Wilson-Späth A scathing new report shows that key countries affected by wildlife crime have failed to halt poaching and illegal trafficking of endangered animals as a result of widespread corruption andinadequatelaw enforcement, thus putting increasing numbers of species at risk of extinction. Wildlife crime – a multi-billion dollara year business run by large

Humpback Whale Migration Corridors & Breeding Habitats Revealed off of Madagascar, East Coast of Africa As Energy Exploration Gears Up in Western Indian Ocean

How humpback whales use marine habitats off the eastern coast of Africa is only partially understood, and that has become a conservation concern as offshore energy exploration expands in the region. However, a new study published in Marine Ecology Progress Series found that humpback whales that were satellite tagged off the coast of Madagascar during

Kirusa Partners with Econet Wireless for the Launch of InstaVoice and Sports Services in Lesotho

Econet Wireless, the leading telecommunication network in Africa, has launched the popular InstaVoice Missed call, Voice SMS, Voice Mail and Sports Services in Lesotho by partnering with Kirusa, a global leader in providing telecom and social media solutions. The launch also heralds Kirusa’s inroad into the Lesotho Telecom sector. These services will enable Econet subscribers in Lesotho

Prof. Frank Stangenberg-haverkamp empowers African women and girls in STEM

Merck has announced five winners of the first ‘Best African Women Researchers Award’. Entries from Kenya, Burkina Faso, Gabon, Uganda and Ethiopia emerged winners under the category of ‘Best African Women Researchers Award’. Other four winners from Botswana, Cameroon, Gambia and Zimbabwe won ‘Best Young African Researchers Award’. Congratulating winners, Prof. Frank Stangenberg-Haverkamp, Chairman of Executive

Meet Dr. Rasha Kelej, The Chief Social Officer at Merck Healthcare

Dr. Rasha Kelej has been appointed as the Chief Social Officer (CSO). Currently serving as the Global Vice President of Merck Healthcare, Dr. Rasha is also a member of Human Resources Science and Technology Cluster of African Union (ECOSOCC) A pharmacist, a speaker, and woman-activist, Dr Rasha has gained international recognition through hard work and

WHO and partners reach 1.1 million South Sudanese children with oral polio vaccines

The third round of the National Immunization Days of 2016 campaign in South Sudan targeting more than 3.5 million children aged 0 – 59 months ran successfully despite ongoing violence. The four-day campaign from 15 to 18 November 2016 was organized and led by the Ministry of Health with support from WHO and UNICEF using

Africa urged to avoid being caught in the ‘capacity building syndrome’

Africa should avoid the ‘Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) trap’ by perpetually pushing capacity building and miss out on serious climate funding opportunities, Balgis Osman Elasha of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has said. Dr. Osman Elasha, who is the Principal Climate Change officer at the bank’s Quality Assurance and Results Department, says “Africa could not

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