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Agriculture - Agriculture: Climate Change: Africa’s Smallholder Farmers Risk of “Failed Seasons” rising - Tuesday, 02 September 2014 04:01
Agriculture - Agriculture: World Bank injects Ksh. 2.7b to boost farming in East Africa - Saturday, 30 August 2014 10:32
Health - Health: TB Vaccine candidate enters Human trials in South Africa - Friday, 29 August 2014 03:53
Health - Health: Ebola vaccine trials fast-tracked by international consortium - Thursday, 28 August 2014 15:50
Health - Health: Emergency Support Needed To Slow Down Ebola In Liberia - Tuesday, 26 August 2014 03:54
Health - Health: UN Commits To Surge Ebola Response In Sierra Leone - Tuesday, 26 August 2014 03:46
Health - Health: UN intensifies Ebola response in Liberia - Saturday, 23 August 2014 13:45
Agriculture - Agriculture: Nigerian engineers join forces with IITA to halt devastation by weeds - Saturday, 23 August 2014 13:40
Health - Health: Museveni Signs Callous Law Criminalizing HIV And AIDS Transmission - Friday, 22 August 2014 04:06

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Climate Change: Africa’s Smallholder Farmers Risk of “Failed Seasons” rising

[Addis Ababa] Small-scale family farmers across Africa— already struggling to adapt to rapidly rising temperatures and more erratic rains—risk being overwhelmed by the pace and severity of climate change, according to the 2014 African Agriculture Status Report (AASR).

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World Bank injects Ksh. 2.7b to boost farming in East Africa

The World Bank has injected Ksh. 2.7 billion in Eastern Africa Agricultural Productivity project in Kenya since 2012 towards rice, wheat, dairy and cassava production.

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WHO issues "roadmap" to scale up international response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa

The World Health Organization is today issuing a "roadmap" to guide and coordinate the international response to the outbreak of Ebola virus disease in West Africa.

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TB Vaccine candidate enters Human trials in South Africa

Aeras has announced the initiation of a large, multi-country Phase IIb clinical trial , in TB-endemic sub-Saharan African countries, starting in South Africa. The trial is to evaluate the ability of a novel vaccine candidate to prevent tuberculosis disease in…

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Ebola vaccine trials fast-tracked by international consortium

A candidate Ebola vaccine could be given to healthy volunteers in the UK, The Gambia and Mali as early as September, as part of a series of safety trials of potential vaccines aimed at preventing the disease that has killed…

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Emergency Support Needed To Slow Down Ebola In Liberia

Friends of the Earth International has launched an appeal to help Friends of the Earth Liberia and local partners to provide community relief, support and protection against the deadly Ebola virus. All funds received (100%) will be transferred to Liberia.

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UN Commits To Surge Ebola Response In Sierra Leone

The UN has committed to scale up its response to Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone especially with a reinvigorated commitment from the World Health Organization. 

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UN intensifies Ebola response in Liberia

Coordinated response bringing more resources and access to care As Liberia continues to struggle with the largest and most complex outbreak of Ebola in history, the World Health Organization (WHO) is working with the UN, the government and other partners…

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Travel, Transport do not aggravate Ebola infections

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Written by Victor Kibet

The risk of transmission of Ebola virus disease during air travel is low. Unlike infections such as influenza or tuberculosis, Ebola is not spread by breathing air (and the airborne particles it contains) from an infected person. Transmission requires direct contact with blood, secretions, organs or other body fluids of infected living or dead persons or animals, all unlikely exposures for the average traveller. Travellers are, in any event, advised to avoid all such contacts and routinely practice careful hygiene, like hand washing.

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Oak Crest Receives $20 M Grant to Develop Drug Delivery System to Prevent HIV Infection in Women

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Written by Ruth Akinyi

Researchers at the Oak Crest Institute of Science announced that they have been awarded a $20 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to systematically develop an intravaginal ring capable of delivering powerful antiretroviral (ARV) drugs to prevent the spread of sexually transmitted HIV in women.

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South Africa conducts mock ivory bun, sends clear signal

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Written by Frank Khumalo

The ivory poaching crisis is sweeping through Africa and slaughtering thousands of elephants in its wake. At least 20,000 elephants were killed for their ivory last year, although many conservationists believe the death toll to be far higher. 

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    The Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation will provide six months of mentoring and training to a shortlist of outstanding entrepreneurial engineers, living and working in sub-Saharan Africa, to enable them to develop their engineering innovation and commercialise a business around…

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