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Agriculture - Agriculture: Priority investments set for agriculture in the drylands of Ethiopia - Monday, 04 May 2015 08:34
Health - Health: WHO plots elimination of Africa’s neglected tropical diseases - Monday, 04 May 2015 08:29
Agriculture - Agriculture: Food security, livelihoods at risk as destructive pest invades Tanzania - Monday, 04 May 2015 07:42
Environment - Environment: Synthetic biology could impact on biodiversity, new report - Monday, 04 May 2015 07:35
Health - Health: New World Bank Report Offers Mixed Picture of Kenya’s Health Sector - Monday, 04 May 2015 07:27
Environment - Environment: Climate change: Improving soil fertility key to increasing food security - Monday, 04 May 2015 07:22
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Young South African scientists called to enter international Green Talents Competition 2015

South Africa’s most ambitious young scientists with an interest in sustainability research are being invited to take part in the international 2015 Green Talents Competition which offers the opportunity for its winners to promote their research in Germany and be…

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Priority investments set for agriculture in the drylands of Ethiopia

New approaches and priority international investments have been agreed for agricultural research and development in the drylands of Ethiopia. This comes from a series of strategy meetings between the Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research (EIAR) and the International Crops Research…

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WHO plots elimination of Africa’s neglected tropical diseases

The World Health Organization is stepping up efforts to accelerate the elimination of neglected tropical diseases (NTD) in the African Region. Health experts, donors, development partners and affected countries have reached a consensus on the main components of the framework…

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Merck Africa Luminary Brought Africa Countries Together to voice their views on priority health risks in the continent

Merck Africa Luminary Brought Africa Countries Together to voice their views on priority health risks in the continent

More than 120 Healthcare providers from over 20 African countries attended the Merck Africa Luminary Congress in Germany last month to benefit from medical and scientific education. The discussions revolved on healthcare capacity building and access to high quality and…

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Food security, livelihoods at risk as destructive pest invades Tanzania

A new, destructive pest is rapidly spreading through the coastal areas of Tanzania around Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar attacking important food crops such as papaya and cassava, and ornamental plants like hibiscus and frangipani. It has been identified by…

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Synthetic biology could impact on biodiversity, new report

A new report from the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity discusses the potential for to and looks at the role and adequacy to evaluate the impact of these technologies.

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New World Bank Report Offers Mixed Picture of Kenya’s Health Sector

A new World Bank report notes that the health sector in Kenya has made great strides in service delivery even though it can perform much better by increasing efficiency and equity in its operations and management of financial resources.

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Climate change: Improving soil fertility key to increasing food security

Climate change has increased temperatures and low rainfall has seen a decrease in the land biomass which sustains soil fertility. For residents of Taita Taveta county, Kenya, this has meant low yields and fuelling food insecurity as reported

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NEPAD, FAO launch USD$ 4 million rural youth project

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Written by Henry Neondo

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 development of rural enterprises in sustainable agriculture and agribusiness along strategic value chains. The USD$ 4 million project is funded by the African Solidarity Trust Fund.

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A new public-private funded project to combat carbapenem resistance

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Written by Kevin Wafula

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 and activities related to the treatment of patients with infections caused by Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE).

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

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Written by Henry Neondo

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 world’s rhinos, grapples with a rhino poaching crisis.

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