Africa

Co-ordination is crucial to tackle Somalian drought crisis

From 2016-2017, Somalia encountered four consecutive poor rainy seasons which resulted...

Niger vaccinates 152,000 against Cholera

In collaboration with the World Health Organisation (WHO) and other partners, the...

How close is Africa to eradicating polio?

During the Africa Regional Commission for the Certification of poliomyelitis eradication...

African Development Bank announces new plans to reduce stunting by 40%

In collaboration with the Alike Danote Foundation and Big Win Philanthropy, the African...

UNAIDS calls for more availability in HIV testing in new report

UNAIDS have released a new report ahead of World Aids Day titled ‘Knoweldge...

26 million in Nigeria to be vaccinated against yellow fever

In collaboration with the World Health Organisation (WHO), UNICEF and Gavi the Vaccine...

Qatar Fund for Development commits $3 million to eradicate Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs)

Dr. Matashidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director of Africa and Mr. Misfer Hamad Al-Shahwani,...

Building peace in the Sahel depends on climate resilience, says UN

In the Sahel region of Africa, the call for sustainable peace is crucial to minimise...

Big data from space to be used for disaster prevention in Africa

On Monday, outer space and disaster response experts gathered at a United Nations...

10-year Climate Smart Agriculture Implementation Framework launched in Kenya

The Government of Kenya, in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organisation...

Nutritionist helps patients at Beni Ebola treatment centre

Daniel Merusyhwa is a nutritionist working at an Ebola treatment centre in the eastern...

Crowdsourced maps helps girls in rural Tanzania escape FGM

In areas of Tanzania, female genital mutilation (FGM) is practiced and the ‘cutting...

More support needed to ease humanitarian crisis and rebuild lives in north-east Nigeria

After a two day visit to the region, UN Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator...

Six million in South Sudan face extreme hunger and malnutrition

According to a report published by the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification...

Flooding in Nigeria displaces thousands

Nearly half a million people are currently affected by flooding in Nigeria, with 141...

Genetically engineering a malaria-free world

A team of biologists at Imperial College, London have altered the genetics of the...

Blackouts threaten Africa as temperatures rise and hydropower dams dry out, scientists warn

In recent weeks, outbreaks of communicable diseases such as cholera and Ebola have...

Zimbabwe declares state of emergency after cholera outbreak kills 20

Harare, the capital of Zimbabwe, has declared a state of emergency due to a recent...

Mozambique wildlife park regeneration, benefitting more than just the environment

In 2008, the Carr Foundation, a US non-profit organisation, signed a 20 year contract...

The future of permaculture, a sustainable way to grow

In a Huffington Post article, author John Vidal examines the garden and agricultural...

Sharp rise in proportion of migrants dying in Mediterranean, says UN

Despite the decline in migration to Europe since its peak in 2015-16, the proportion...

Ebola outbreak spreads to Oicha, complicating relief efforts

Emergency food aid is being delivered to North Kivu province in the Democratic Republic...

Diarrhoea kills over 160,000 children every year in Nigeria

To address the severity of rotavirus-associated diarrhoeal diseases, the Federal Government,...

Rohingya refugees are protected by new identity cards in Bangladesh

According to the United Nations refugee agency, Rohingya refugees who received shelter...

Women’s leadership is critical to the future of Niger

After meeting with the Nigerien president, Mahamadou Issoufu, on Saturday, Amina Mohammed,...

75% of South Sudanese children have known nothing but war - UNICEF

After South Sudan gained independence in 2011, becoming the world’s youngest...

Press release: International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)

New Guides to De-Risk Investment in Climate-Smart Agriculture in Africa Launched by...

Mali set to improve its climate and hazard early warning systems

Mali has launched a new multi-hazard early warning system to strengthen resilience...

Hunger in the Sahel is a ‘disaster that the world cannot continue to ignore’

Humanitarian relief workers have warned that about 5 million people in the Sahel are...

Aid to help low income countries overcome climate change is ‘inadequate’, says Oxfam

A recent report by Oxfam has found that aid to low income countries to help them reduce...

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