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The role of indigenous communities in conservation efforts

African Agroforestry experts are urging for the greater involvement of indigenous communities in addressing the numerous conservation challenges plaguing the region. For many years, indigenous...

Expanded immunization programme saves over 50 million lives in Africa

A new report by the World Health Organization (WHO) revealed that an estimated 51.2 million lives have been saved through vaccines in the African...

University of Northampton leads discussions on mulching solution for plastic waste

The University of Northampton through its Fresh Produce Impact Hub (FRESHPPACT) has held stakeholder discussion to engage key stakeholders on the research solutions being...

Kenya: Doctors defy court order to end strike

Over 4,000 medical doctors in Kenya have defied a court order to end a week-old strike that has disrupted services in government hospitals. The Kenya...

Cameroon launches world’s first routine vaccine programme

Cameroon has become the first country globally to launch a routine malaria vaccine programme. The vaccine is expected to protect children against the mosquito-borne disease...

Zambia: Worst cholera outbreak kills over 400 people

Over 400 people have died from the worst cholera outbreak in the Zambia since the 1970s. More than 10,000 people have been infected with authorities...

Cape Verde attains malaria-free status

Cape Verde is free of malaria, making it the third African country to achieved the status. It joins Mauritius and Algeria to...

Anthrax: Five African countries record more than 1,100 cases

The World Health Organization has announced that there is an anthrax outbreak in five countries in East and southern Africa. The countries have recorded more...

Diphtheria outbreak spreads across West Africa

Health workers are struggling to contain what they say is one of the worst outbreaks of diphtheria in West Africa. Apart from Nigeria which reported...

Climate Finance Files highlight alarming lack of transparency and accuracy

With world leaders meeting in Dubai for the COP28 meetings, analysis of a huge new set of data reveals the full extent to which...

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