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Technology - Technology: Samsung volunteers build homes in Malawi - Tuesday, 22 July 2014 07:21
Agriculture - Agriculture: IITA Cassava Weed Management Project hands over assets to Nigerian varsities, NRCRI - Tuesday, 22 July 2014 06:46
Environment - Environment: County avails Kshs.10b plan on Natural resources - Friday, 18 July 2014 08:26
Technology - Technology: More African Varsities now offer space science - Friday, 18 July 2014 08:19
Health - Health: Ebola deaths in West Africa continue unabated, WHO reports - Tuesday, 15 July 2014 14:21
Technology - Technology: The future of broadcasting in Africa: the sky is the limit - Tuesday, 15 July 2014 14:11
Technology - Technology: ITU, UN Women announce new technology awards for gender equality - Tuesday, 15 July 2014 06:56
Health - Health: mHealth initiative to curb infant and maternal fatalities in Kenya - Tuesday, 15 July 2014 06:39
Technology - Technology: AccTech Systems moves strategically into Africa - Monday, 14 July 2014 09:35

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Samsung volunteers build homes in Malawi

A group of volunteers from Samsung Electronics’ South Korean headquarters arrived in Lilongwe, Malawi, this week to build houses and other facilities for vulnerable families in T/A Tsabango.

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IITA Cassava Weed Management Project hands over assets to Nigerian varsities, NRCRI

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)-managed project Sustainable Weed Management Technologies for Cassava Systems in Nigeria has handed over equipment to the University of Agriculture Makurdi to help tackle the menace of weeds in cassava farms.

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County avails Kshs.10b plan on Natural resources

The County government of Busia has rolled out a Kshs. 10 billion, five year strategic plan to address among others water and environmental issues.

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More African Varsities now offer space science

African universities have made significant progress in incorporating Space Science disciplines in their curricula, which can also be demonstrated by the example of the University of Nairobi, Kenya now offering a Bachelor's degree programme in Astronomy and Astrophysics, a workshop…

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Ebola deaths in West Africa continue unabated, WHO reports

New cases and deaths attributable to Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, continue to be reported by the Ministries of Health in the three West African countries of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. Between 8 – 12 July, 2014, 85 new cases…

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The future of broadcasting in Africa: the sky is the limit

Africa is filled with creative people who excel at finding solutions. Think of the stories you’ve read of people (often with little formal education) building windmills to electrify their village. Or, the teams who are building computers and tablets from…

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ITU, UN Women announce new technology awards for gender equality

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and UN Women are partnering to launch a new global technology award that recognizes outstanding contributions from women and men in leveraging the potential of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to promote gender equality.

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Access and benefit-sharing treaty receives required number of ratifications to enter into force

The Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization will enter into force on 12 October 2014 following its ratification by 51 Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity…

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GSK, Save the Children offer $1M award for healthcare innovations

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Written by Isa Chuki Wednesday, 02 July 2014 07:49

GSK and Save the Children announced the launch of their second annual $1 million Healthcare Innovation Award at the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health meeting in South Africa. The award was established to identify and reward innovations in healthcare that have proven successful in reducing child deaths in developing countries.

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Global Forum Calls for Action against Maternal and Child Mortality

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Written by Henry Neondo Monday, 30 June 2014 15:41

A major health forum opened Monday in Johannesburg, South Africa to review new data and call for accelerated action to improve maternal, newborn and child health. The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health (PMNCH) 2014 Partners’ Forum was opened by Graça Machel, Chair of PMNCH and African Ambassador for Committing to Child Survival: A Promise Renewed, who is making her first public appearance since the end of her mourning period after the death of her husband, Nelson Mandela. 

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USD21M to aid Kenya’s health sector

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Written by Ruth Ayugi Monday, 30 June 2014 15:36

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is set to award a $21million, 18 months grant to IntraHealth International to support the Kenyan government’s ambitious goal of providing essential health services to all its citizens. This comes shortly after the conclusion of a 53million project to the same Ministry over a 5 year period.

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