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New HIV research finds no link to contraceptive methods

New HIV research conducted in 4 African countries found no significant difference in the risk of HIV infection among women using one of three highly effective, reversible contraceptive methods.
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Sudan has shutdown the internet to stop protests

Sudan’s ongoing internet shutdown is a gross violation of human rights and should be lifted immediately, along with stopping ongoing violent attacks against protesters.
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Harnessing technological advances to improve conservation management in Africa

CEO Kaddu Sebunya and David Williams of the African Wildlife Foundation, explain the harnessing technological advances to improve conservation management in Africa.
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Albinos in Malawi are attacked and killed for body parts

Malawi’s elections will take place in the context of longstanding criminal justice failures and widespread impunity for the killing of Albinos in Malawi, Amnesty International said.
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South Africa and global energy issues

After being substantially weakened by accusations of corruption, South Africa’s national energy supplier Eskom has been forced to undertake load shedding to help the country’s struggling infrastructure survive in terms of global energy issues.
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UK and Ghana sign strategic partnership agreement

UK and Ghana sign strategic partnership agreement on economic development, regional security, health, education and inclusion.
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Ethiopia: Call for appointment of UN Envoy on journalist safety

International Observatory of Human Rights (IOHR) calls for the appointment of a UN Special Envoy dedicated to journalist safety on World Press Freedom Day in Ethiopia.
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UN Security Council must address violence in Cameroon

The United Nations Security Council’s decision to hold an informal meeting on Cameroon on May 13, 2019 gives momentum to international efforts to address the violence in Cameroon.
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US Congress wants numbers on civilians killed in Syria

Tomorrow is the deadline for the US Department of Defense to report to Congress how many civilians they have killed in Syria: Will the Department acknowledge the genuine figure or deflate it?
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$4.3 million donated to accelerate malaria elimination

Tableau, Mapbox, Exasol, and Alteryx commit $4.3 million to accelerate malaria elimination efforts for more than 60 million people.
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A call to implement marine renewable energy across Europe

Peter Scheijgrond, M.Eng, M.Phil from the Dutch Marine Energy Centre calls for smart support schemes to implement marine renewable energy across Europe.
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Wildlife migrations are collapsing in East Africa

In Kenya, wildlife numbers declined by 68% in the 40-year period from 1977 to 2016 both outside and inside protected areas, writes Dr. Joseph Ogutu, Senior Statistician at the University of Hohenheim.
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Tackling tuberculosis (TB) in Africa

While Africa has made progress in tackling tuberculosis (TB), it still has one of the highest TB rates in the world and remains a priority.
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Enhancing One Health surveillance systems

Researchers from SACIDS Foundation for One Health discuss the importance and implementation of event-based community surveillance using a One Health approaches in East and Southern Africa.
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Air pollution: A major environmental risk to health

In this in-depth question and answer interview with Charles Ndika Akong, Technical Officer and Dr Magaran Bagayoko, Senior Scientist at the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Africa (AFRO), we find out why air pollution is a major environmental risk to health.
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Water: The essential global resource

Mr. Mbayo Guy Kakumbi, Technical Officer and Dr Bagayoko Magaran, Senior Scientist from The World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Africa reveal their stance on the essential global resource of water.
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The battle to save Africa’s most threatened wildlife species

The battle to save Africa’s most threatened wildlife species even as the continent develops, is the view put forward here by CEO of African Wildlife Foundation, Kaddu Sebunya.
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The genetic improvement of cowpea: Develop high-yielding varieties

CGIAR Research Program on Grain Legumes and Dryland Cereals is working on genetic improvement of the important crop cowpea to develop high-yielding varieties with resistance to diseases and pests and to increase its production and consumption, as this article from The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) explains.
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UK-aid funding to develop vaccines against infectious diseases

The UK government will give £10 million of funding to the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) to help develop vaccines.
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The detection, identification and monitoring of infectious diseases in Africa

Professors from The SACIDS Foundation for One Health and Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania share their thoughts on infectious diseases in Africa.

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