South African Students Use Collider

South African Students Use Collider

BRAND SOUTH AFRICA A group of students from South Africa’s University of the Western Cape (UWC) is the first African research team to lead an experiment…

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South Sudan Fights Armyworm Naturally

South Sudan Fights Armyworm Naturally

VOICE OF AMERICA A farmers’ group in South Sudan’s Imotong State says it has found a way to combat the dreaded fall armyworm, which has…

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Zimbabwean Tribe Embraces HIV Treatment

Zimbabwean Tribe Embraces HIV Treatment

JEFFREY MOYO/INTER PRESS SERVICE Sixty-seven-year-old Hloniphani Sidingo smiles broadly while popping out through the gate of a clinic in her village, as she heads home…

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Countries Commit to Curtailing Mercury

Countries Commit to Curtailing Mercury

INTER PRESS SERVICE With a new international treaty, an increasing number of African countries are committing to phasing out mercury, a significant health and environmental…

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Hospitals Improve in Ebola’s Aftermath

Hospitals Improve in Ebola’s Aftermath

THE WORLD BANK Shirley Kamara, an expectant mother, smiled as she received medical care at C.H. Rennie Hospital in Kakata, 68 kilometers north of Monrovia,…

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Solar-Powered Pumps Change Lives

Solar-Powered Pumps Change Lives

THE WORLD BANK In Tanzania, the 3,600 residents of the village of Gidewari once lived a life of striking irony, trekking more than 8 kilometers each…

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Train Brings Health Care to South Africa’s Poor

Train Brings Health Care to South Africa’s Poor

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE South Africa’s Phelophepa train draws a crowd wherever it goes. The sound of the lumbering 19-car clinic-on-rails signals the arrival of badly needed…

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African States Band Together to Protect Gulf of Guinea

African States Band Together to Protect Gulf of Guinea

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Nineteen African countries have launched a network to tackle piracy, high-seas robbery, kidnappings and human trafficking in the strategically important Gulf of Guinea….

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Park Ranger Wins  Environmental Prize

Park Ranger Wins Environmental Prize

BRAND SOUTH AFRICA A former child soldier in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has been awarded an international environmental prize for his work…

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Kenyan Girls Get Bikes for School

Kenyan Girls Get Bikes for School

VOICE OF AMERCA In western Kenya, children often travel great distances to attend school. Now, a program offering bikes to girls is helping them stay…

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