Posted in Agriculture Economy General Technology

Why Africa’s women entrepreneurs struggle to grow — and how to help

Albert N. Kimbu, University of Surrey and Michael Z Ngoasong, The Open University #Africa has seen the highest growth among businesses run by women in…

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Posted in General Healthcare News South Africa

People in #Africa live longer. But their health is poor in those extra years

Charles Shey Wiysonge, South African Medical Research Council People are now living longer in sub-Saharan #Africa than they did two decades ago. This is an…

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Posted in Agriculture Environment General Research

Why massive effort needs to be put into growing trees on farms

India has developed a pioneering national agroforestry policy. Suleman Merchant/Shutterstock Philip Dobie, World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) #Agroforestry #ClimateChange #GlobalWarming #Africa It’s now over 50 years since…

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Posted in General Healthcare News Hospital Care Medicine Nursing Research

Lifestyle diseases could scupper Africa’s rising life expectancy

The life #expectancy improvements in sub-Saharan Africa vary between men and women. Shutterstock Charles Shey Wiysonge, South African Medical Research Council People in sub-Saharan #Africa are…

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Posted in Education General Healthcare News Research

Children with albinism find it hard to navigate school. Teachers can help

In Tanzania, only half of the children with albinism complete primary school. Shutterstock Charlotte Baker, Lancaster University Globally, 1 in 18,000 people have #albinism. In sub-Saharan…

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Posted in Environment General Research South Africa

First steps to tackling South Africa’s abalone #poaching

Gansbaai, a popular town in the Western Cape, South Africa, is battling illegal poaching. Shutterstock Marieke Norton, University of Cape Town South #Africa faces the possible…

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Posted in General Healthcare News Research

A vaccine that could block mosquitoes from transmitting malaria

High magnification view of mosquito pupae and larvae underwater. 7th Son Studio/shutterstock Wei-Chiao Huang, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York and Jonathan Lovell,…

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Posted in Agriculture Economy Environment General

Food security in #Africa depends on rethinking outdated water law

A farmer weeding his maize crop south of Harare, Zimbabwe. EPA/ Aaron Ufumeli Barbara van Koppen, International Water Management Institute A new study has found that…

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Posted in Agriculture Economy General

What’s behind Mali livestock herders joining jihadist groups

In Mali, pastoralists have become increasingly disgruntled with a predatory and corrupt state. Flickr/Mary Newcombe Tor A Benjaminsen, Norwegian University of Life Sciences In #Mali,…

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Posted in Doctors General Healthcare News Medicine Research

Novel approach brings African scientists closer to a malaria vaccine

Scientists analysing data at the South-South Malaria Research Partnership project laboratory in Kenya. Flora Mutere-Okuku Faith Osier, Wellcome Trust #Malaria is still a major problem…

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