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Environment - Environment: Kenya Wildlife Service rangers complete advanced First Aid training - Thursday, 26 March 2015 16:53
Agriculture - Agriculture: NEPAD, FAO launch USD$ 4 million rural youth project - Thursday, 26 March 2015 06:19
Health - Health: A new public-private funded project to combat carbapenem resistance - Wednesday, 25 March 2015 08:55
Environment - Environment: Wildlife body blasts South Africa’s plan to legalise Rhino horn trade - Wednesday, 25 March 2015 08:50
Environment - Environment: Forum calls for more action on gender parity - Monday, 16 March 2015 08:15
Environment - Environment: Australia says NO to ‘cruel and barbaric’ canned lion hunting - Monday, 16 March 2015 07:41
Health - Health: African education should accommodate older persons, Summit urges - Saturday, 14 March 2015 08:10
Technology - Technology: Africa Needs a Sharp Increase in Spending on Higher Education, say Experts - Saturday, 14 March 2015 07:59
Health - Health: Australia leading the change for women in Kenya - Thursday, 12 March 2015 06:56

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Kenya Wildlife Service rangers complete advanced First Aid training

Kenya Wildlife Service rangers have undergone an advanced first aid training course, the first of its kind in East Africa, thanks to support by the Canadian government.  

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NEPAD, FAO launch USD$ 4 million rural youth project

The New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Wednesday launched a 4-year project that aims to create decent employment opportunities for young women and men in rural areas, through the…

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A new public-private funded project to combat carbapenem resistance

18 European academic partners and three pharmaceutical companies are launching a new project Wednesday under the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) funded New Drugs 4 Bad Bugs (ND4BB) program: COMBACTE-CARE. COMBACTE-CARE (Combatting Bacterial resistance in Europe-Carbapenem-Resistance) will bring highly innovative studies…

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Wildlife body blasts South Africa’s plan to legalise Rhino horn trade

A Committee of Inquiry established by South Africa’s Department of Environmental Affairs will begin hearing expert testimony on the subject of legalising the rhino horn trade as the Southern African country, home to more than 80 per cent of the…

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Sub Saharan Africans enrolled in phase 3 clinical trial of new promising TB drug

A global phase 3 clinical trial named STAND (Shortening Treatment by Advancing Novel Drugs) in patients who are currently considered to have either drug-sensitive or multidrug-resistant TB has been launched by the TB Alliance and its partners. The Alliance announced…

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Forum calls for more action on gender parity

Nairobi - Women advocates should move away from campaigns on land ownership and access to capitalise on the existing opportunities in the ICT and microfinance sectors to improve women livelihoods, an environmental forum has heard.

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Australia says NO to ‘cruel and barbaric’ canned lion hunting

The Hon. Greg Hunt, Australia’s Minister for the Environment delivered a broadside against the lucrative business of canned lion hunting. In a sitting of the country’s parliament in Canberra Thursday 12th March he had the following to say: ‘I have…

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African education should accommodate older persons, Summit urges

A three day continental summit on higher education summit in Dakar, Senegal urged Africa to develop higher education systems that accommodate older learners seeking higher education and provide robust life-learning.

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IITA’s DG to launch program in Kenya aimed at attracting youth to Agriculture

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Written by Mwanzia P.

A project to entice educated youth to agriculture and agribusiness initiated is set to be launched in Nairobi. It is a collaboration between the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), the University of Nairobi (UoN) and Makueni County government.

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climate change: African Ministers Call for Adaptation-Mitigation Parity in 2015 Agreement

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Written by Kevin Wafula

African Environmental Ministers meeting in Cairo, Egypt at the 15th Session of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN) issued Friday, the Cairo Declaration which reaffirmed their resolve to reach a binding climate change agreement that reflects the continent’s priorities and aspirations at the Paris talks, later this year. The Declaration also spotlights the need to improve the management of Africa’s abundant natural resources and the integration of the inclusive green economy in development planning.

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African Development Bank, Nigerian Government, and IITA join forces in developing a youth scheme for food security

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Written by Anne Sagase

The African Development Bank (AfDB), the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD), and the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) launched the Agricultural Transformation Agenda Support Program Phase 1 (ATASP-1) on 6 March 2015 at IITA’s location in Abuja, Nigeria.

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  • A new public-private funded project to combat carbapenem resistance

    18 European academic partners and three pharmaceutical companies are launching a new project Wednesday under the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) funded New Drugs 4 Bad Bugs (ND4BB) program: COMBACTE-CARE. COMBACTE-CARE (Combatting Bacterial resistance in Europe-Carbapenem-Resistance) will bring highly innovative studies…

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