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Agriculture - Agriculture: FAO, OIE target eradication of a devastating livestock disease - Tuesday, 31 March 2015 13:27
Environment - Environment: Malawi First in SADC to Torch Ivory Stockpiles - Tuesday, 31 March 2015 13:20
Environment - Environment: Kenya Wildlife Service rangers complete advanced First Aid training - Thursday, 26 March 2015 16:53
Agriculture - Agriculture: NEPAD, FAO launch USD$ 4 million rural youth project - Thursday, 26 March 2015 06:19
Health - Health: A new public-private funded project to combat carbapenem resistance - Wednesday, 25 March 2015 08:55
Environment - Environment: Wildlife body blasts South Africa’s plan to legalise Rhino horn trade - Wednesday, 25 March 2015 08:50
Environment - Environment: Forum calls for more action on gender parity - Monday, 16 March 2015 08:15
Environment - Environment: Australia says NO to ‘cruel and barbaric’ canned lion hunting - Monday, 16 March 2015 07:41
Health - Health: African education should accommodate older persons, Summit urges - Saturday, 14 March 2015 08:10

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FAO, OIE target eradication of a devastating livestock disease

The world can definitively stamp out a plague that devastates sheep and goats, freeing hundreds of millions of rural families from one of the major risks to their food security and livelihood. The technical tools to achieve eradication are already…

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Malawi First in SADC to Torch Ivory Stockpiles

Malawi’s decision to torch four tonnes of ivory on Thursday has been hailed as brave and groundbreaking, standing out in stark contrast against other Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries, some of which resolutely demand the right to the sell…

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Kenya Wildlife Service rangers complete advanced First Aid training

Kenya Wildlife Service rangers have undergone an advanced first aid training course, the first of its kind in East Africa, thanks to support by the Canadian government.  

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NEPAD, FAO launch USD$ 4 million rural youth project

The New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Wednesday launched a 4-year project that aims to create decent employment opportunities for young women and men in rural areas, through the…

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A new public-private funded project to combat carbapenem resistance

18 European academic partners and three pharmaceutical companies are launching a new project Wednesday under the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) funded New Drugs 4 Bad Bugs (ND4BB) program: COMBACTE-CARE. COMBACTE-CARE (Combatting Bacterial resistance in Europe-Carbapenem-Resistance) will bring highly innovative studies…

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Wildlife body blasts South Africa’s plan to legalise Rhino horn trade

A Committee of Inquiry established by South Africa’s Department of Environmental Affairs will begin hearing expert testimony on the subject of legalising the rhino horn trade as the Southern African country, home to more than 80 per cent of the…

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Sub Saharan Africans enrolled in phase 3 clinical trial of new promising TB drug

A global phase 3 clinical trial named STAND (Shortening Treatment by Advancing Novel Drugs) in patients who are currently considered to have either drug-sensitive or multidrug-resistant TB has been launched by the TB Alliance and its partners. The Alliance announced…

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Forum calls for more action on gender parity

Nairobi - Women advocates should move away from campaigns on land ownership and access to capitalise on the existing opportunities in the ICT and microfinance sectors to improve women livelihoods, an environmental forum has heard.

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Will Africa be able to move and stand on its feet?

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Written by Sophia Bekele,

"Africa is rising" is a phrase we are accustomed to hearing nowadays. We Africans also seem desperate to make that positive narrative about Africa. From the vantage point of the digital Africa that I seat, it is most promising, but only if we can face some of our own self afflicted stagnation.

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Innovative approaches to tackling wildlife crime on the frontlines

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Written by Erick Akasa

Ground-breaking community-led approaches to combating wildlife crime around the world will be shared at an international symposium taking place in Muldersdrift near Johannesburg from 26-28 February, attended by researchers, community groups, government officials, UN agencies and NGOs. The findings will be taken to the high level wildlife conference in Kasane, Botswana next month.

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Malawi’s flood-affected communities hit by Cholera

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Written by Martha Mulamu

A cholera outbreak is further jeopardizing the health of 230,000 people recently displaced by floods in Malawi. The majority of those affected are living in temporary camps where access to safe water and improved sanitation, both essential for the prevention of an epidemic, is an immediate challenge. The Red Cross, through its solid network of volunteers, is on the ground, constructing new latrines and repairing damaged boreholes, however, without an influx of resources, there is concern that the caseload will increase, increasing the vulnerability of already fragile families.

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  • A new public-private funded project to combat carbapenem resistance

    18 European academic partners and three pharmaceutical companies are launching a new project Wednesday under the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) funded New Drugs 4 Bad Bugs (ND4BB) program: COMBACTE-CARE. COMBACTE-CARE (Combatting Bacterial resistance in Europe-Carbapenem-Resistance) will bring highly innovative studies…

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