Astrazeneca Vaccine Approved in the EU as Third Dose Booster

Astrazeneca Vaccine Approved in the EU as Third Dose Booster The European Union (EU) has approved the use of AstraZeneca’s (www.AstraZeneca.com) COVID-19 vaccine as a third dose booster in adults. According to the approval by the European Medicine Agency (EMA), healthcare professionals can now use AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine as a third dose booster in patients previously given […]
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Agenda 2063:Africa Must Leverage on Opportunities Offered by Cities, Rural Hinterlands

Agenda 2063:Africa Must Leverage on Opportunities Offered by Cities, Rural Hinterlands By Fredrick  Odiero  As the Africities Summit concluded in Kisumu, Kenya, the continent was urged to leverage on the huge opportunities offered by small and intermediary cities and their rural hinterlands and implement a more balanced spatial distribution of economic activities and jobs creation […]
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$43Mn to Boost Developing Countries’ Efforts to Reverse Species Loss

$43Mn to Boost Developing Countries’ Efforts to Reverse Species Loss With global biodiversity loss at dangerous levels, 139 countries have received a lifeline to fast-track efforts to conserve, protect and restore species and ecosystems as soon as a new global accord currently under negotiation is approved. In Africa, these countries include Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina […]
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Africities Summit: MOU to Integrate Climate Change into Development

Africities Summit: MOU to Integrate Climate Change into Development By Evance Odhiamo The Nairobi-based Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) and the United Cities and Local Government in Africa (UCLG Africa) which is based in Rabat, Morocco signed a collaborative memorandum of understanding in Kisumu, Kenya at the sidelines of the ongoing ninth Africities Summit. […]
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Africa: Family Planning Crucial in Urban Development

Africa: Family Planning Crucial in Urban Development By Evance Odhiambo Family planning has been considered as a key mechanism of promoting productive, sustainable and equitable development in urban Africa, including intermediary cities. Financing at municipal or city level including removing bottlenecks in family planning are therefore considered as key ingredients to this course in urban […]
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Africa’s Need for GMO Bigger than Others, Expert Says

Africa’s Need for GMO Bigger than Others, Expert Says By Joseph Opoku Gakpo Africa has a more urgent need than the rest of the world to adopt genetically modified organisms for agricultural improvement, says Prof. Eric Yirenkyi Danquah, founding director of the West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement (WACCI) at the University of Ghana. Challenges […]
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East Africa: EASTECO Driving Change in STI

East Africa: EASTECO Driving Change in STI By Mary Hearty With the East African Community (EAC) Regional Research Agenda acknowledging Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) as the key driver of sustainable socio-economic development, the East African Science and Technology Commission (EASTECO) has been doing a lot to entrench this in the region. So far, EASTECO […]
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Digital Lime Calculator to Boost Crop Yields in Acidic Soils

Digital Lime Calculator to Boost Crop Yields in Acidic Soils By Gift Briton With soil acidity being a major problem facing tea farming mainly in central parts of Kenya, the issue of how much lime to apply in order to raise the soil pH to the required levels has been a big challenge to most farmers. […]
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African Researchers: Tick Vaccines can Stop Use of Dangerous Pesticides

African Researchers: Tick Vaccines can Stop Use of Dangerous Pesticides By John Agaba Scientists in Uganda will soon start clinical trials for a recombinant anti-tick vaccine they hope can stop parasites in cattle and the use of dangerous chemical pesticides in Africa. Over the years, African farmers have used pesticides known as acaricides to control […]
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GAVI’s Commitment to Buy Africa Manufactured Vaccine Critical for Success

GAVI’s Commitment to Buy Africa Manufactured Vaccine Critical for Success GAVI Must Commit to Buy Africa Manufactured Vaccines or the Africa Vaccine Manufacturing Plan will FailBy Dr. Githinji Gitahi African governments, with strong support from Africa Union’s Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention and WHO have engaged in high gear in an agenda to […]
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