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Population rise poses danger to Africa’s land

By Adlyne Wangusi  Africa’s rising population will continue to exert pressure on land health, experts meeting in Nairobi have said. “Unless urgent and concerted action is taken, land degradation will worsen in the face of population growth, unprecedented consumption, an increasingly globalized economy and climate change,” said Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) Director General

New Alliance against Mosquito-borne diseases set to be launched, will save 2.7 M lives annually

A new alliance of citizen-science organizations and UN Environment will be launched, Monday, in an effort to escalate the global fight against mosquito-borne diseases, responsible for killing close to 2.7 million people annually. Overall mosquito borne cases are estimated at 500 million every year, according to figures released by the World Health Organization (WHO). The

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