Water Week: Crafting solutions that work for Africa

Stockholm – Africa needs to take charge of its own development and sustainability agenda if it is to keep its head above the water...

U.S.-Based Blumberg Grain to Establish Manufacturing Hub for High-Tech Grain Storage Systems in West...

Site selection under way; Hub country to serve US$6.3 billion West African Market. U.S.-based Blumberg Grain, a global provider of high-tech, vertically integrated crop and...

Zimbabwe: e-Vouchers boost access to agricultural inputs

Johnson Mhaka, 50, an agro-dealer based in Goromonzi, about 40km southeast of the capital Harare, is enjoying robust 2012-13 sales thanks to the UN...

FAO lauds Nelson Mandela as champion of right to food / Director-General of hunger-fighting...

“We have lost one of the world’s passionate defenders of the right to food,” said FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva, on learning of...

South Africa: Minister opens Astronomy office

Cape Town - The minister of science and technology has launched the International Astronomical Union (IAU) Global Office of Astronomy for Development (OAD) in...

IBM Supports Accelerated Adoption of Technology in Tanzania

New initiative with Tanzanian Government includes utilizing ICT to broaden trade with landlocked neighbors. IBM IBM +0.13% today signed a collaboration agreement with...

Nigeria: Conserving Herbal Medicine Development

There is no gainsaying the fact that no fewer than 70 per cent of Nigerians rely on Traditional Medicine (TM) for their basic health...

World Immunization Week Aims to “Close the Immunization Gap” and Provide, in Africa, “a...

Cervical cancer in Kenya is the most frequently diagnosed cancer among women The World Health Organization’s World Immunization Week (WIW) from 24th to 30th April...

Ghana: Prioritize Production Over Legislation

The announcement by Ghana’s Minister for Environment, Science and Technology at a United Nations’ conference on climate change in Durban, South Africa, that the...

AIDS-related deaths have fallen by nearly 40% since 2005 in Eastern and Southern Africa

A ten-fold increase in access to antiretroviral therapy has contributed to significant declines in AIDS-related mortality and an average increase in life expectancy across...

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