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Zimbabwe: EU, UNICEF work to prevent and control cholera

The European Union has contributed €400,000 to support UNICEF’s response to Zimbabwe’s cholera outbreak. The contribution will fund critical water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) activities to address the challenges driving…

 
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Simple maize production technology spreads to Southern Africa

By Musdalafa Lyaga and Shanon Macharia First developed in Kenya and Eastern Africa, the Push-Pull technology is set to transform farming in far-off areas from its original area of discovery….

 
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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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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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Africa Prize finalists use engineering to solve local health, energy, education and resource challenges

The inventors of a device that detects malaria without drawing blood, a cheap and sustainable recycling method to recover precious metals, an innovative smart meter that gives consumers more control…

 
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Nairobi meet to explore Africa climate change technologies 

By Herman Opondo Representatives from government, private sector, and finance and research institutions will gather in Nairobi, Kenya, 9–10 April 2018 to deliberate on climate change technology transfer. Organised by…

 
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Experts call for sustainable exploitation of natural products

 By Patrick Amunavi Researchers, scholars and herbal medicine practitioners drawn from various countries in Eastern and Central African region have emphasized the contribution of research and information sharing towards sustainable exploitation…

 
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Analysis shows elephants rapidly declining in Africa

Africa’s elephant population has fallen by a massive 30% since 2007. A comprehensive country-by-country analysis by ‘SafariBookings.com, the largest online marketplace, examines the substantial differences in elephant decline in the…

 
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Prof. Frank Stangenberg-haverkamp empowers African women and girls in STEM

Merck has announced five winners of the first ‘Best African Women Researchers Award’. Entries from Kenya, Burkina Faso, Gabon, Uganda and Ethiopia emerged winners under the category of ‘Best African Women…

 
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Cancer: Africa taking the bull by the horn

By Henry Opondo Reports from the many African representatives at the ongoing World Cancer Congress in Paris show a continent just waking up to the cancer challenge. From Ethiopia, Uganda…

 
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