New Ebola outbreak hits Africa as 2 cases confirmed in Congo

New Ebola outbreak hits Africa as 2 cases confirmed in Congo

KINSHASA, Congo — Congo’s government on Tuesday declared a new outbreak of Ebola in the country’s rural northwest, after two cases of the deadly virus were confirmed in Bikoro. Congo’s Health Ministry said that of the five samples sent to the National Institute of Biological Research in Kinshasa, two came back positive for the Zaire strain […]

Deadly 'armyworm' could march on Britain after devastating African crops, warn experts

Deadly 'armyworm' could march on Britain after devastating African crops, warn experts

Instead, Africa will have to learn to cope with it, something that will not happen, some agricultural experts say, unless African farmers can increase the productivity of their fields, something that could be best achieved by planting genetically modified crop strains resistant to Fall armyworm. But all sub-Saharan African states, with the exception of South […]

AIM-Africa to train 10000 youth as farm Inspectors

AIM-Africa to train 10000 youth as farm Inspectors

By Isaac Arkoh, GNA Bereku (C/R), May 05, GNA – Agricultural Investment Management – Africa (AIM-Africa), an Agriculture-centred private organisation dedicated to the training of farm inspectors and service providers has initiated moves to train about 10,000 youth to provide farm services to farmers in 24 months. The move seeks to augment Extension Agents services […]

Kenya's William Ruto launches first Microsoft software testing centre in Africa

Kenya's William Ruto launches first Microsoft software testing centre in Africa

Technology giant, Microsoft has launched its first software testing center in Kenya, a development that enhances the East African nation’s status as a regional hub for emerging technologies. In a partnership with Techno Brain Limited, Microsoft hopes to create jobs and transfer knowledge to young engineers in Kenya. The Microsoft software testing center, a first […]

Flooding displaces hundreds of thousands in East Africa

Flooding displaces hundreds of thousands in East Africa

Residents walk through flooded waters in the main street of Beletweyne, Somalia, on April 27, 2018. Beletweyne is currently experiencing its worst flooding and many civilians have been displaced. Photo by: AMISOM NAIROBI — Torrential rains in East Africa in recent weeks have destroyed homes, crops, and roads, leading to the displacement of hundreds of thousands […]

Africa's new giving hands

Africa's new giving hands

May 2, 2018 —Earlier this year, Africa received an image makeover with the release of the blockbuster superhero movie “Black Panther.” Far from being depicted as backward or poverty stricken, the fictional African country of Wakanda was shown as a technological marvel and a model for equality of the sexes. But a more subtle point […]

British wildlife park owner mauled by lion in South Africa

British wildlife park owner mauled by lion in South Africa

A British wildlife park owner has been mauled by a male lion in South Africa after entering its enclosure. Mike Hodge was pounced on by the lion as he tried to leave through a gate. Video footage showed him being dragged off towards bushes. Onlookers could be heard screaming during the incident at Marakele animal […]

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