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Mobile app will help millions of farmers

July 2, 2014 at 13:18

High-tech Scots excellence will help tens of millions of farmers across Africa to solve animal health issues, Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon revealed yesterday. Glasgow-based tech company Cojengo has teamed […]

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Sir Andrew Witty, CEO, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)

GSK and Save the Children offer $1 million award for healthcare innovations in developing countries that reduce child deaths

July 1, 2014 at 12:30

The Healthcare Innovation Award contributes to an ambitious partnership between GSK and Save the Children, which aims to save the lives of a million of the world’s poorest children GSK […]

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GSMA Announces mHealth Partnership across Sub-Saharan Africa

July 1, 2014 at 08:25

The GSMA today announced that its Mobile for Development mHealth programme has launched a new cross-ecosystem partnership designed to provide a range of mHealth services to women and children, with […]

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Equatorial Guinea’s President, Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, with U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

President Obiang Asks for Greater Investment in Agricultural Sector

June 30, 2014 at 11:30

Closing session of the African Union Summit Equatorial Guinea’s President, Obiang Nguema Mbasogo (http://equatorialguineainfo.blogspot.com), asked African countries to invest heavily in their agricultural sector to decrease their dependence on the […]

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Over 2 million Africans tell African leaders at AU Summit to Do Agric

June 27, 2014 at 13:24

African citizens join the continent’s top musicians, hundreds of CSOs, and ONE.org to ask leaders to invest more and better in agriculture As the 23rd African Union (AU) Heads of […]

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The Ebola virus. Hopes to curb its spread in West Africa have been dashed

Fighting Ebola and its myths

June 26, 2014 at 06:38

A months-long battle to bring West Africa’s Ebola outbreak under control has stretched medical teams to the limit, while mistrust in some communities has impaired prevention work and raised questions […]

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Philips introduces innovative ultra-mobile ultrasound system ‘VISIQ’ in Kenya

June 19, 2014 at 14:39

Philips introduces innovative ultra-mobile ultrasound system ‘VISIQ’ in Kenya to bring high quality, affordable healthcare to a wide range of clinicians •          Tablet-sized miniaturized ultrasound system enables incredible portability; VISIQ […]

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South Africa: SADC promotes climate smart agriculture

June 11, 2014 at 17:17

The Southern African Development Community (SADC) Secretariat has hosted its first ever workshop to train journalists in the region to enhance reporting on climate smart agriculture. The two-day workshop opened […]

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Fisheries: Urgent action needed on overfishing, pollution and climate change

June 10, 2014 at 14:39

Fisheries: Urgent action needed on overfishing, pollution and climate change / FAO Director-General at Committee on Fisheries says sustainable fisheries and aquaculture crucial to food security and nutrition FAO Director-General […]

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Africa must generate research data that is relevant to its circumstances, writes Prof Aoyi

June 10, 2014 at 09:30

In the last decade, Africa has experienced a steady growth in gross domestic product that is estimated to be in the range of 4.8 to 5.4%. In the same period, […]

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