Drones Could Save Lives in Malawi

Drones Could Save Lives in Malawi

BBC NEWS AT BBC.CO.UK/NEWS Drones could be used to solve the logistical challenge of swiftly delivering HIV/AIDS care in rural Malawi, a  United Nations official…

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Zimbabwe Farmers are Hare-Raising

Zimbabwe Farmers are Hare-Raising

JEFFREY MOYO/INTER PRESS SERVICE Tichaona Muzariri, a villager in Chivhu, a town 143 kilometers south of Zimbabwe’s capital, Harare, quit his job as a teacher…

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Ugandan Researchers Develop New Ebola Test

Ugandan Researchers Develop New Ebola Test

VOICE OF AMERICA Researchers in Uganda say they have developed a new Ebola test kit that detects the virus in minutes, replacing current tests that…

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Common Drug May Stop Malaria’s Spread

Common Drug May Stop Malaria’s Spread

VOICE OF AMERICA Scientists may have hit on a way to prevent the transmission of malaria with a drug originally developed to treat parasitic illnesses….

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AU Wants to Stop Child Marriages

AU Wants to Stop Child Marriages

VOICE OF AMERICA Confidence was just 14 when her aunt married her off to a 42-year-old man. The now-22-year-old Zimbabwean says the experience shattered her….

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Tanzanian President  ‘Bulldozes’ Waste, Corruption

Tanzanian President ‘Bulldozes’ Waste, Corruption

VOICE OF AMERICA Tanzanian President John Magufuli is going full throttle in the fight against waste and corruption. Tanzanians say they like his take-charge approach,…

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Bank Group Helps Battle Climate Change

Bank Group Helps Battle Climate Change

UNITED NATIONS NEWS SERVICE Noting the significant impact climatic activities have on Africa, the World Bank Group announced a plan to increase climate resilience and…

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Power Cuts Becoming ‘Exception’ in Sub-Saharan Africa

Power Cuts Becoming ‘Exception’ in Sub-Saharan Africa

REUTERS Power cuts in 15 Sub-Saharan African countries could become an exception rather than the norm in 10 years, with private capital expected to play…

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Namibian Doctor Wins Mandela Prize

Namibian Doctor Wins Mandela Prize

IPS Dr. Helena Ndume of Namibia was one of two people honored with the first United Nations Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela Prize on July 24, 2015….

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Fish Farming Changes Lives in Africa

Fish Farming Changes Lives in Africa

story and photo by JEFFREY MOYO/IPS Hillary Thompson throws leftover rice, mixed with some beer dregs from his sorghum brew, into a swimming pool he…

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