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A world without hunger is possible

There are 173 million fewer people suffering from hunger than in 1990. Will we see the end of world hunger?

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Improved Access to Water May Hold the Solution to Ending FGM in Africa

Kampala – Could it be possible that if women in Africa had access to water, it could save them from undergoing the harmful practice of female genital mutilation (FGM)? It seems that according to yet-to-be released research by Ugandan Gwada Okot Tao, FGM and other forms of circumcision in Africa could be linked to water.

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Africa awaits an energy revolution

Addis Ababa – Africa is on the verge of a “revolution” in the energy sector to benefit millions of people on the continent currently not connected to electricity.

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Africa joins global efforts to fight noncommunicable diseases

The World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Africa will organize the first African regional consultation on non communicable diseases (NCDs) from 4 to 6 April in Brazzaville, Congo. Technical experts and Ministers of Health in the African region will gather in an effort to address the growing problem of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and the region’s response to the crisis.

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Calestous Juma and African innovation

INTERVIEW – Harvard globalisation professor Calestous Juma talks to SciDev.Net about how to get Africa’s wealth of innovation making an impact.

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Plant clinics must take root in poor countries

Community-based plant clinics should be part of a health system for plants, say agriculture experts. Food security, the production of safe food and the provision of quality products for domestic and export markets are all dependent on the ability to grow healthy plants.

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