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Weeding out Ebola in Liberia

Thousands of smallholder farmers in Liberia are set to benefit from an innovative seed distribution initiative that seeks to combine food security and containment strategies for Ebola  in Liberia. The initiative, led by the Alliance for a Green Revolution in…

Comments Off / 76 View / 15th December 2014


ISIS Enters Egypt

The Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) has officially entered Egypt, it was reported on 4th December.  On November 10, Ansar Beit al-Maqdis, a militant movement that operates out of the northern Sinai Peninsula, pledged allegiance to ISIS and…

Comments Off / 143 View / 13th December 2014


Sierra Leone: 1.5 million get antimalarials

As part of its ongoing emergency response to Ebola in West Africa, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has carried out the largest-ever distribution of antimalarials in Sierra Leone, alongside the Ministry of Health. Teams distributed 1.5 million antimalarial treatments…

Comments Off / 53 View / 10th December 2014


Summit to advance partnerships for power developers

Over the last 20 years EnergyNet has co-ordinated investor meetings with some of the most reliable and successful power developers operating on the continent of Africa.  Symbion Power, GE, Siemens, Copperbelt, Goldwind, Azura Power, Aldwych, Karpowership, Globeleq, Schneider Electric, ESBi,…

Comments Off / 41 View / 10th December 2014

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Zimbabwe: Engen offers low sulphur-diesel

Engen is the first petroleum company in Zimbabwe to extensively offer the environmental benefits of low-sulphur diesel (designated as 50 parts per million or 50ppm). The African energy multinational says as the world makes ever greater strides towards a greener…

Comments Off / 65 View / 8th December 2014


South Africa; call to protect shack-dwellers

The International Network for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ESCR-Net) sent a letter on December 5, 2014 to the President of the Republic of South Africa to express serious concern regarding a recent wave of alleged assassinations, threats, arbitrary detentions…

Comments Off / 60 View / 8th December 2014


Red Cross calls for help in CAR

Following months of tensions in Central African Republic (CAR), the humanitarian challenges in the country are immense and growing every day. However, the efforts put in place to tackle them are far from being enough. The International Federation of Red…

Comments Off / 117 View / 6th December 2014


Economic Impact of Ebola

The Ebola epidemic continues to cripple the economies of Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea. The crisis is resulting in flat or negative income growth and creating large fiscal needs in all three countries, as they work to eradicate the virus,…

Comments Off / 97 View / 6th December 2014


HIV/Aids in South Africa

The book  ‘HIV/AIDS in South Africa’  by Chris Jennings was awarded the 2014 Will Solimene Awards for Excellence in Medical Communication.  The Solimene Award recognizes outstanding work in medical, biomedical, andhealth communication published during the previous two years. “The book…

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World Bank Report on “New Climate Normal”

“New climate normal” poses severe risks to development, says  World Bank Report As the planet warms further, heat-waves and other weather extremes that today occur once in hundreds of years, if ever, would become the “new climate normal,” creating a…

Comments Off / 52 View / 23rd November 2014