Stockholm+50: Call for Urgent Environmental, Economic Transformation

Stockholm+50: Call for Urgent Environmental, Economic Transformation As the Stockholm +50 came to an end, leaders and experts called for real commitment to urgently address global environmental concerns and for a just transition to sustainable economies that work for all people. The two-day international meeting which ran from 2-3 June, concluded with a statement from […]
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NTDs: Lessons from Rwanda on Sustainable Ownership  

NTDs: Lessons from Rwanda on Sustainable Ownership   By Mary Hearty The new World Health Organization (WHO) roadmap for neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) sets out a target of 90% reduction of the number of people needing treatment for these diseases by 2030. Over the past decade, NTDs have increasingly received more attention as a global […]
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Climate Change Equals Inequality in Africa

Climate Change Equals Inequality in Africa By Albert Nkwasa and Seppe Lampe Climate change is a global crisis, we are all in this together. But we are not in this together equally.  Climate change is mainly caused by greenhouse gas emission of developed nations. However, developing countries, young people and women are much more affected by climate change. […]
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Very Strong Winds, High Waves Expected in Kenya, Residents Cautioned

Very Strong Winds, High Waves Expected in Kenya, Residents Cautioned By Gift Briton The Kenya Meteorological Department (KMD)  has issued an alert to warn residents across Northwest, Northeastern, Central, Eastern, and Coastal regions of the country against strong winds of more than 40 knots  (20.6 M/S) and very high waves of more than 2.5 meters […]
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Hybrid Technology, Possible Solution to Increasing Rice Production in Africa

Hybrid Technology, Possible Solution to Increasing Rice Production in Africa By Sharon Atieno Though rice is a strategic food crop in Africa, there remains a big gap in production and consumption. So wide is this gap, that Africa imports more than 13 million tons of rice per year to meet the consumption demand. “This deficit […]
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African Scientists Launch Biodiversity Genomics Revolution

African Scientists Launch Biodiversity Genomics Revolution By Busani Bafana Though Africa is home to the second largest collection of biodiversity on earth, many of its unique plants, animals and microbes are facing extinction due to human activities and climate change. Tragically, very little is known about many of these species — a dearth of knowledge […]
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Alliance for Science Appoints New Executive Director

Alliance for Science Appoints New Executive Director By Mary Hearty Dr. Sheila Ochugboju, Africa’s top plant biochemist has been chosen as the new Executive Director of the Alliance for Science, a global communications initiative dedicated to promoting access to scientific innovation as a means of enhancing food security, improving environmental sustainability, and raising the quality […]
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