Small-holder farmers need finance across the agricultural value chain

Access to adequate financing is often identified as one of the key inhibitors to achieving long-term sustainability for Africa’s agricultural practitioners, particularly small-holder and subsistence-level farmers who typically must resort…

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Opportunity, threat in Africa’s growing waste sector

Africa’s municipal solid waste by 2025 will be nearly double the 2012 levels. This is according to a United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) report, which states that 244 million tonnes…

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Scientists’ get closer clues to banana variety resistance to deadly bacterial wilt disease

By Henry Opondo A team led by scientists from the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) have announced a breakthrough in the search for banana varieties resistant to the lethal bacterial banana…

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Ongoing trial shows that GSK candidate TB vaccine could be the game changer

Henry Opondo   A vaccine candidate by the GSK undergoing trial in Kenya, South Africa and Zambia has shown that it can significantly reduce the incidence of pulmonary tuberculosis disease…

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How you can defeat Type-2 diabetes

Can Type-2 Diabetes be reversed? Yes, according to an article by Mike Geary, who claims to be a Certified Nutrition Specialist. Geary attributes the reversal of Type-2 Diabetes to what…

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Kisumu County, GE Healthcare roll out new maternal and newborn health initiative

By Herman Opondo Nurses in Kisumu County, Kenya have on Friday received training on the use of GE Healthcare’s portable handheld ultrasound device designed to help conduct examinations that may…

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SADC Heads commit to ending malaria by 2030

Sixteen Heads of State across southern African countries are stepping up commitments to eliminate the malaria disease by 2030. Meeting at the 38th Ordinary Summit of the Heads of State…

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Avanti Communications signs Master Distributor contract for HYLAS 4 with iWayAfrica

Avanti Communications Group plc (“Avanti”), a leading satellite operator and provider of satellite data communications services in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (“EMEA”), has signed a HYLAS 4 Master…

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UNICEF, UNAIDS launch report on ending adolescent AIDS in Eastern and Southern Africa

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the United Nations Joint Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) launched a report titled All In, in Eastern and Southern Africa: Catalysing the HIV response…

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Imperial College London, MIT launch search for African research collaborators

Imperial College London and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have launched a seed fund for ‘blue-skies’ research, with a regional focus on Africa. Consequently, the two are also searching…

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