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Agriculture - Agriculture: Insecticide Treatments in Combination with Herbicides Cause Crop Injury and Yield Loss - Wednesday, 01 April 2015 07:07
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

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Merck Serono, Medicines for Malaria Venture Sign Agreement to Develop Potential Antimalarial Therapy

Merck Serono, the biopharmaceutical business of Merck, and Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV) announced Wednesday that an agreement has been signed for Merck Serono to obtain the rights to the investigational antimalarial compound DDD107498 from MMV.

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Insecticide Treatments in Combination with Herbicides Cause Crop Injury and Yield Loss

Weed Technology—As acreage under maize keeps on increasing in recent years, maize-attacking insects have become a widespread problem, including populations of the rootworm that have developed resistance to insecticidal proteins. Foliar sprays are ineffective because this rootworm, and other insects…

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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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AU receives back first batch of Ebola fighting African health personnel

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Written by Kevin Wafula

Seventeen health workers who were the first to be deployed to fight Ebola in West Africa under the African Union Support to the Ebola Outbreak in West Africa (ASEOWA) returned from Liberia upon completion of their tour of duty and were welcomed back by the Chairperson of the African Union Commission Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma.

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HIV: Promoting leadership, raising African women

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Written by Frank Khumalo

The dawn of this decade has evidenced increasing recognition of the pivotal influence women have on the success of development programs. The success of women empowerment programs has increased appreciation for understanding that Women Living with HIV (WLHIV) play a key role in the HIV and sexual reproductive health and development issues at national, regional and global levels.

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New drug treatment could offer stroke survivors better outcomes

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Written by Rita Otieno

Promising results for a new drug treatment for ischaemic stroke patients have been published today in the journal ‘Lancet Neurology’.

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