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Fewer crops are feeding more people worldwide - and that's not good

Global shifts of urbanisation, migration, markets and climate can potentially be compatible with agrobiodiversity, but other powerful forces are undermining it. The future of agrobiodiversity hangs in the balance

By Karl Zimmerer 1 Dec 2017

Meet Africa's startup stars

Meet the startups pitching at Seedstars Africa, 12 - 14 December 2017, in Maputo, Mozambique

20 Nov 2017

Efforts to tackle AMR on farms and in food systems gaining momentum

Antimicrobial medicines are widely used in livestock, poultry and aquaculture operations to treat or prevent diseases, but efforts to confront the problem are gaining momentum

20 Nov 2017

Seven African countries show how the battle against malnutrition can be won

A number of African countries are taking bold action to tackle malnutrition Senegal, Ghana, Rwanda, Angola, Cameroon, Ethiopia and Togo

By Sheryl L Hendriks, Katrin Glatzel, Ousmane Badiane 27 Oct 2017

Pollution killed nine million people in 2015: report

Pollution claimed the lives of nine million people in 2015, one in every six deaths that year, according to a report published on Friday, 20 October

24 Oct 2017

Africa's top innovators announced

Three outstanding African innovations walk away with Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) 2017 total cash prize of US$150 000

31 Jul 2017

Innovation is the key to keep Africa moving forward

Africa month recently reminded us of just how far we've come as a continent. Sthe Shabangu of Samsung Africa, urges leaders and innovators not to forget what still needs to be done

By Sthembile Shabangu 22 Jun 2017

10 nominees for Innovation Prize for Africa 2017

Innovators from nine African countries shortlisted for their outstanding innovations across the healthcare, engineering, energy and communications sectors

19 Jun 2017

Inaugural Africa-ASEAN Business Expo kicks off in November

The inaugural Africa-ASEAN Business Expo (AABE) 2017 launches 6-8 November at the Sandton Convention Centre to establish a new trading launch pad

12 Jun 2017

#WorldMalariaDay: Vaccine trial to commence in 2018

Ghana, Kenya, and Malawi will take part in a pilot programme that will make the world's first malaria vaccine available in selected areas

25 Apr 2017

Internet.org awards African innovation

Internet.org presented six Innovation Challenge in Africa awards to what it considers leading examples of ideas, apps, websites and/or online services

3 Oct 2016

Big business opportunities ahead for Africa - McKinsey

Africa's overall growth has slowed but new research shows long-term fundamentals are strong and there are big business opportunities ahead

16 Sep 2016

Exciting future for continent that accesses the power of Internet of Things

With smartphone usage on the up and IT literacy expanding, bringing Internet of Things (IoT) level connectivity is a natural progression for this tech-hungry continent

By Brett Parker 16 Aug 2016

FAO calls for increased vigilance as avian influenza virus H5N1 advances

As the highly pathogenic avian influenza virus, H5N1, spreads across countries in West and Central Africa, the region is on high alert

15 Jul 2016

What's holding back Ghana's progress in reducing maternal mortality

Ghana has made significant progress in reducing the number of mothers who die from complications during labour and after childbirth in the last 25 years

By Paul Mensah 6 Jul 2015

Giving Africa's medical innovations a global audience

What do the realms of TV, medical issues and Africa have in common? The Med in Africa show says Alex Jakana, Executive Producer, Editorial Partnerships for BBC Africa

By Leigh Andrews 21 Apr 2015

New centre supports access to information about Ebola

As part of its efforts at increasing public awareness on Ebola, the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) has set up its 'Information Center on Communicable Diseases'

8 Jan 2015

Africa United features new Ebola prevention communications for West Africa

At yesterday's official draw for the Orange Africa Cup of Nations 2015, the Confederation of African Football announced the launch of Africa United, a global health communications campaign aimed at preventing the spread of Ebola in West Africa

4 Dec 2014

Asia's Ebola fears cause tour cancellations

The Minister of Communications, Faith Muthambi, says South Africa's tourism sector is not under threat from the Ebola Virus Disease even though a number of Asian visitors have cancelled planned trips to this country.

20 Aug 2014

Could Africa become like China?

Africa's changing demographic over the next three-and-a-half decades could transform the continent into the next China, but only if its youthful population is educated and entrepreneurial.

By Jana Marais 19 Aug 2014

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