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Agriculture - Agriculture: Zanzibar livestock sector still ill-equipped - Monday, 13 April 2015 13:29
Health - Health: Stop TB Partnership Plots to end TB - Monday, 13 April 2015 13:30
Health - Health: Nigeria spends US$1.5M as it grapples with rising Multi-Drug Resistant TB - Friday, 10 April 2015 09:03
Environment - Environment: Africa Energy Ministers attend Summit in Oslo - Wednesday, 08 April 2015 11:16
Agriculture - Agriculture: New global crop data aid in food policy decisions - Wednesday, 08 April 2015 10:57
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African Ministers Unite in Calling for Strong Universal Climate Agreement, Sufficient Finance

With countries set to approve a new climate change agreement under the UN in Paris in December, Ministers from governments across Africa have renewed their call for a strong and universal climate change agreement with increased flows of funds, including…

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Texting Most Common Activity, but Mobile Money Popular in Several African Countries

Cell phone ownership has grown exponentially in sub-Saharan Africa in the last decade, according to a new survey report from the Pew Research Center. At the same time, Africans have skipped the landline stage of development and jumped right to…

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Nigeria's Standard body to work with IITA Cassava Weed Management Project team

Nigeria’s standards regulator will work with the Cassava Weed Management Project to tackle weeds ravaging cassava fields in Africa, says the Director of Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON), Dr Joseph Odumodu.

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Stop TB Partnership Plots to end TB

The fight against TB is to drastically change if a new plan set for tabling at the 26th Stop TB Partnership Coordinating Board meeting in Paris, France succeeds. The new plan envisages an end to TB, a disease that was…

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Zanzibar livestock sector still ill-equipped

Zanzibar livestock sector is bedeviled with inadequate facilities and poor husbandry skills by farmers and thus the sector has neither progressed nor benefited farmers...read more

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Nigeria spends US$1.5M as it grapples with rising Multi-Drug Resistant TB

Nigeria, with the world’s third highest TB burden, sanctioned US$1.42 million to procure quality assured Second Line Drugs (SLDs) that will be used to provide treatment for 500 multi-drug resistant TB (MDR-TB) patients. The second line drugs ordered by the…

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Africa Energy Ministers attend Summit in Oslo

African Ministers of Energy from Ghana and Zambia are amongst the attendees at the Norway - Africa Energy Summit organized by Norfund and the Norwegian-African Business Association (NABA).

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New global crop data aid in food policy decisions

Knowing where in the world individual crops are cultivated, their production patterns, and whether they are irrigated or rain fed are essential components for ensuring adequate, sustainable food production and safeguarding food security.

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

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Written by Peter Borchert

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 signed an order to prevent the importation into Australia of African lion parts and remains. This order will take effect immediately. It is part of the global movement and I hope part of a significant movement to end canned hunting forever. It is a practice that never had a time, but it is a practice whose time has surely come to pass.’ 

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African education should accommodate older persons, Summit urges

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Written by Mamadou A.

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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Africa Needs a Sharp Increase in Spending on Higher Education, say Experts

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Written by Mamadou A.

Research indicates that 25% of the world’s workforce will live in Africa by 2050. Yet the percentage of national budgets allotted to higher education in Africa stands at 7% compared to 76% in the rest of the world, making funding of the sector a priority issue in the next 10 years, say experts speaking at the African higher education conference in Dakar, Senegal.

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  • Stop TB Partnership Plots to end TB

    The fight against TB is to drastically change if a new plan set for tabling at the 26th Stop TB Partnership Coordinating Board meeting in Paris, France succeeds. The new plan envisages an end to TB, a disease that was…

    Read more...