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Forum calls for key roles for women in agricultural R&D

Nairobi – African governments must place rural women farmers at the apex of agricultural research and scientific innovation to achieve sustainable development and economic growth, a conference has heard.

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Experts warn of dire consequences as Lake Victoria’s water levels drop

Kampala – Over the years, Cassius Ntege, a fisherman from Kasenyi landing site on the Ugandan side of Lake Victoria, has observed the waters of the lake receding. And as one of the many who depend on the lake for their livelihoods, he has had to endure the disastrous consequences of the depleting lake.

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Is East Africa ready for the petrodollars?

Following oil, gas and mineral discoveries in East Africa, a lot has been said and written about the potential billions of dollars in revenues that the countries will receive. But little is being said about the collection of these revenues and the policies that will guide taxation.

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The Data Revolution in Policy-Making: Fashioning an African Data Revolution

“To take part in the African revolution it is not enough to write a revolutionary song; you must fashion the revolution with the people” Ahmed Sekou Toure

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Malawi finally opens science and tech university

Lilongwe – Malawi University of Science and Technology (MUST), located in the southern region’s tea-growing district of Thyolo, opened its doors to the first batch of students last month (31 March), ten years after it was proposed.

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Some policy considerations regarding the Ethiopian outmigration

In our 19 December 2013 article entitled ‘Explaining the Ethiopian outmigration: incentives or constrains’ we alerted readers and policy makers in Ethiopia about the push, pull and mediating factors of outmigration in general and outlined the factors as they relate to Ethiopia.

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