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Preventing a humanitarian crisis through a multilateral response to COVID-19

John H. Breen, political scientist and advisor, explains the humanitarian necessity of a multilateral response to COVID-19 and offers policy suggestions.
research and innovation in South Africa

A spotlight on science, research and innovation in South Africa

Open Access Government charts the priorities of the National Research Foundation when it comes to science, research and innovation in South Africa, at home and abroad.
End extreme poverty

Department for International Development: Leading work to end extreme poverty

Here, we delve into the work of the UK’s Department for International Development to end extreme poverty, as well as combatting climate change and conflict.
green agriculture, legumes

Biological nitrogen fixation in legumes: Green agriculture and increased food security in Africa

Felix Dapare Dakora from Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria, South Africa, provides a fascinating insight into the world of biological nitrogen fixation in legumes, including the opportunities for green agriculture and increased food security in Africa.
infectious diseases in Africa

Assessment and surveillance to mitigate infectious diseases in Africa

Cecilia Van Cauwenberghe from Frost & Sullivan’s TechVision Group, gives a call to action when it comes to assessment and surveillance to mitigate the impact of infectious diseases in Africa.
viral diseases, food security

Viral diseases of food security and livelihood importance

Here, Professors Sharadhuli Kimera and Gerald Misinzo from Sokoine University of Agriculture, focus on viral diseases of food security that affect livelihood.
flooded populations, water borne disease

WHO sends help to flooded populations across Africa

Erratic 2019 weather patterns have created increased flooded populations, bringing the sinister risk of water-borne diseases.
women in agriculture, AWIEF

Open Data intitiatives empowering women in agriculture

Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN) discuss Open Data initiatives for women in agriculture.
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Crackdown on Protestant Faith in Algeria

The recent closure of three Protestant churches and a police assault at one church exemplify repression of this minority faith in Algeria, Human Rights Watch said.
viral hepatitis in africa, world health organisation

The priorities for tackling viral hepatitis in Africa

In this exclusive interview with Prof Olufunmilayo Lesi, Regional Medical Officer for Viral Hepatitis from the World Health Organization (WHO) Office for the Africa Region, discusses tackling viral hepatitis in Africa.
non communicable diseases in africa, endocrine disruptors

Endocrine disruptors and non-communicable diseases in Africa

Chiara Frazzoli and Alberto Mantovani from Istituto Superiore di Sanità share their insights into endocrine disruptors and non-communicable diseases in Africa, in collaboration with NOODLES Alliance Network.
Diabetes in the African region, diabetes medication

The prevalence of diabetes in the African region

In this interview, Jean-Marie Dangou from the WHO Regional Office for Africa discusses diabetes in the African region, including lack of access to treatment and ongoing action to solve this.
One health, surveillance systems, SACIDS, disease,East and Southern Africa

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.

Decriminalise sex work to stop HIV, says Human Rights Watch

South African authorities are obstructing efforts to decriminalise sex work and end the HIV pandemic, Human Rights Watch and the Sex Workers Education and Advocacy Taskforce (SWEAT) said in a report.
prisoners in south sudan, national security service act

What is happening to prisoners in South Sudan?

Six prisoners in South Sudan should be unconditionally released after being unlawfully detained without trial since November 2018, say Human Rights Watch.
sudan life, internet blackout

Sudan: Life without the internet

Since June 3rd, Sudan has been experiencing an almost-complete internet blackout with devastating effects on the lives of citizens, such as their ability to communicate and organise protests.
New HIV research, HIV infection

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.
shutdown the internet, sudan protests

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.
conservation management in africa

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.
albinos in malawi, malawi's elections

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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