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Africa: Pre-Primary Education for Children Benefits Everyone

Nairobi — Scholars across Africa are linking conflict prevention and peacebuilding to reducing economic, social and environmental stresses. The African Union’s declaration of 2024 as the ‘Year of Education’ should spur progress. This guest column is among a series of articles that look at such critical issues as food security, which are essential for
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Cashing in on Africa’s agriculture opportunities

Felix Kamassah, founder of Maphlix in Ghana, which supplies KFC and exports to Europe. We highlight five entrepreneurs unlocking Africa’s agricultural potential, from working with small-scale farmers in Zambia to grow crops like cowpea and groundnuts, to exporting hibiscus flowers from Nigeria. 1. Zambia: $10m company proves small farms can be big business Agriculture in
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Africa: Geneva: Danaher Requested to Reduce Medical Tests Prices

Geneva — In September 2023, the US corporation Danaher, which owns diagnostics maker Cepheid, announced a price reduction of the primary GeneXpert test used to diagnose tuberculosis (TB), from US$9.98 (R181,54) to $7.97 (R144,98), amid pressure from TB activists. Since then, officials from the Ministries of Health of Sierra Leone, Ghana, Ukraine, Belarus and several […]
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Africa: Mpox Outbreak in South Africa

Addis Ababa — On 13 May 2024, the Government of South Africa announced an outbreak of Mpox following the confirmation of a case from Gauteng province with no travel history to countries with an active Mpox outbreak. As of today, a total of 7 laboratory-confirmed cases and two deaths (Case Fatality Ratio – CFR: 28.6%) […]
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Africa: Angola Displays Tourism Potential in Cape Verde

Luanda — Angola’s tourism potential is being displayed in Cape Verde at an Investment Forum that began Wednesday, with the aim to attract new investors and create an identity as an attractive tourist destination in the country, ANGOP has learnt. During the two-day forum, the Angolan delegation led by the Minister of Tourism, Márcio Daniel, […]