Conflict and returnees strain South Sudan food security

Food security in South Sudan is deteriorating in the face of ongoing conflict, high food prices, and the large-scale return of refugee and internally...

Micronutrient supplementation ‘may increase malaria risk’

A WHO recommendation to supply all iron-deficient children with micronutrient supplements has been called into question by a study that has found this...

Microsoft pledges support to fight ebola

The current outbreak of the deadly ebola virus is one of the most lethal on record, and for that reason many organisations and governments...

Africa’s socio-economic change led by one inspiring youth who is helping youth help themselves

Inspiration is a catalyst for change and can be found amongst the least expected of persons, places or things; but often uncovers some of...

WIMAfrica participates in the AU 8th Gender Pre-Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

The Members of the Women In Maritime in Africa (WIMAfrica) took part in the AU 8th Gender Pre-Summit on 2016 African Year of Human...

Public-private push against neglected diseases unveiled

A major public-private initiative to control or eliminate at least ten neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) by 2020 was unveiled in London yesterday (30 January) alongside a...

Rotary announces US$35 Million to support a Polio-Free World

$8.15 million will go toward stemming the recent outbreak in Nigeria and countries in the Lake Chad Basin region. Rotary (www.Rotary.org) today committed an additional...

Africa: Nurturing Young Entrepreneurs as the Next Generation of Hunger Fighters

By Bunmi Oloruntoba Considered the “Nobel Prize of agriculture,” the World Food Prize is awarded each year for a specific and exceptionally significant contribution to...

Burkina Faso: Gold rush hits education

A boom in Burkina Faso’s gold mining over the past three years has made the country one of Africa’s leading producers, but it is...

The Global Water Crisis is Also a Sanitation Crisis

It's World Water Day today and the world is talking about access to clean, safe water for the 7 billion people who live on...

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