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1st Made-In-Nigeria satellite to be launched by 2018

4:44 pm | The Nigeria Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Abdu Bulama, has said that Nigeria would…

World Bank scales up funding for Ebola control

4:21 pm | Following alarming evidence of the spread of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, the World…

African nations lead commitment to fight climate change

6:03 pm | World leaders announced new pledges to restore over 30 million hectares of degraded forest lands…

CGIAR commits to help 500m farmers tackle climate change

5:55 pm | In a sign of rising concern that climate change could disrupt food production around the…

Ebola: Economic impact already serious—World Bank

5:38 pm | A World Bank Group analysis of the Ebola epidemic has found that if the virus…

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Nigerians rank malaria, typhoid fever as major concerns

12:59 pm | Malaria and typhoid fever are the biggest health concerns of Nigerians, a new survey that aims to amplify citizens’ voices on health matters shows. …

HIV cases in South Africa on the rise

9:39 am | South Africa's latest HIV survey finds boys having sex earlier, plummeting condom use and that unmarried couples living together are more at risk of HIV than married or single people.…

Scientists call for action on cervical cancer mortality in Kenya

3:30 pm | Less than 7 per cent of cervical cancer patients in Kenya are getting the optimum treatment needed to eradicate the disease, leading to unnecessary deaths - a study by The University of Manchester scientists reveals. …

Ghana losses 2 million Cocoa trees to diseases

1:30 pm | The swollen shoot disease has been identified as a major threat to cocoa production in Ghana , the Executive Director of the Cocoa Research Institute of Ghana (CRIG) Dr. Franklin Manu Amoah revealed this to journalists when media fellows from Bioscience for Farming in Africa (B4FA) visited the institute in Tafo, Ghana.…

Uganda pro-GMO activists advocate for enabling law

3:15 pm | Ugandan pro-biotechnology activists are calling for an expedited legislation to enable access by farmers to crops genetically-modified (GM) against virulent diseases, pests and drought, if the country is to sustain food production and supply next decades. …

Food & Agric

Nigeria releases herbicide-resistant hybrid maize

11:31 am | Nigeria has released her first generation of hybrid maize that is resistant to metsulfuron methyl herbicide and the noxious parasitic weed Striga hermonthica. …

Over 2 million sign petition urging African leaders to ‘Do Agric’

4:09 pm | As the 23rd African Union (AU) Heads of State and Government Summit gets underway in…

Ghana losses 2 million Cocoa trees to diseases

1:30 pm | The swollen shoot disease has been identified as a major threat to cocoa production in…

Nigerian GM cowpea research on course

1:42 pm | Nigerian scientists from the Institute for Agricultural Research, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria have completed the…

Environment

Insight into how monkeys left Africa

12:18 pm | The monkey roadmap out of Africa has a new timetable and route, thanks to a…

UNEP calls for action on poaching

4:28 pm | Over 30 years ago, the mighty African elephant went extinct in my homeland Mauritania, where…

Climate change: a promising future for cotton in Cameroon?

6:41 pm | While climate change threatens most crops in Africa, its impact could be less on cotton…

20,000 Elephants poached in 2013 – Study

12:42 pm | More than 20,000 elephants were poached last year in Africa where large seizures of smuggled ivory eclipsed those in Asia for the first time, international wildlife regulators said. …

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