Malaria Guide for African Youth Launched

Malaria Guide for African Youth Launched By Sharon Atieno The African Union (AU) Commission has launched the first continental conversation guide on malaria for youth in Africa‎. The launch happened during a virtual event hosted by the AIDS Watch Africa Secretariat under the theme: ‎“Strengthening Youth Leadership and Engagement in Policy Dialogue for Malaria ‎‎Elimination […]
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Monkeypox : Countries urged to Prepare as 35,000 Cases Reported

Monkeypox : Countries urged to Prepare as 35,000 Cases Reported By Sharon Atieno With more than 35,000 cases reported and 12 deaths in 92 countries and territories, all countries have been urged to get ready for Monkeypox. Speaking during a regular press briefing, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General, World Health Organization (WHO) said. “The […]
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Scientists Develop Disease-Resistant GM Cassava in Kenya

Scientists Develop Disease-Resistant GM Cassava in Kenya By Joseph Maina At the Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization (KALRO) center in Mtwapa, Kenya, scientist Paul Kuria uproots two sets of cassava tubers exposed to the devastating cassava brown streak disease (CBSD). One of the plants is a conventional cassava variety that has no immunity to […]
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Fall Armyworm: Multi-Channel Extension Approach Yielding Positive Results

Fall Armyworm: Multi-Channel Extension Approach Yielding Positive Results By Elisha Singira A multi-channel extension approach to fall armyworm pests has showed an increase in maize yield of 10 to 34% depending on the information channel. This is according to a research that was conducted by the Centre for Agriculture and Bioscience International (CABI) and the […]
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Malawi: Agribusiness Deal Room Launched, Call for Bold Investments towards Agricultural Transformation

Malawi: Agribusiness Deal Room Launched, Call for Bold Investments towards Agricultural Transformation Stakeholders in Malawi’s agriculture sector, including government representatives and private players have launched the Malawi Agribusiness Dealroom. Organized by the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture and the Malawi Investment and Trade Center, the […]
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AATF Apoints New Manager for PBR Cowpea Project

AATF Apoints New Manager for PBR Cowpea Project Dr. Jean Baptiste De La Salle Tignegre is the new manager of the African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF)’s Pod Borer Resistant Cowpea (PBR) project being implemented in Nigeria, Ghana, and Burkina Faso. Dr. Baptiste, a Burkinabé, joined AATF on August 1, 2022, from the World Vegetable Centre, […]
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South Africa: Tourists, Locals not Receptive to Trophy Hunting

South Africa: Tourists, Locals not Receptive to Trophy Hunting Sharon Atieno Though the government views regulated and sustainable hunting as an important conservation tool in managing wildlife in South Africa, majority of tourists and locals disagree, a new survey finds. South Africa is the second largest exporter of trophies of Convention on International Trade in […]
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Gender Parity Still a Challenge in African Countries

Gender Parity Still a Challenge in African Countries By Treezer Michelle Women have made significant steps in leadership globally but those milestones are measured in micro- steps in Sub-Saharan Africa which records as little as an estimated one percent increase in women’s leadership annually. Despite this slow growth, Africa hosts the country with the largest […]
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Africa: USD$7.4 Mn Initiative for Health Systems, COVID-19 Vaccine Uptake

Africa: USD$7.4 Mn Initiative for Health Systems, COVID-19 Vaccine Uptake By Joyce Ojanji The Rockefeller foundation has launched the Vaccine Action Network (VAN), a USD$7.4 million locally-led, peer to peer learning initiative to strengthen health systems while scaling up COVID-19 vaccine demand strategies across sub-Saharan Africa. While more than 60 percent of people have been […]
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Marburg Virus Outbreak Highly Unlikely to become a Global Pandemic, Expert Says

Marburg Virus Outbreak Highly Unlikely to become a Global Pandemic, Expert Says By Mary Hearty The Marburg disease outbreak currently in Ghana is highly unlikely to evolve into a global pandemic like COVID-19 disease because the root cause of transmission is limited. This is according to Dr Michael Owusu, Clinical Microbiologist and a lecturer at the Department […]
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