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Italy, a bridge between Europe and Africa

ROME – In Rome today a new partnership was born. “We do not need walls, but to be increasingly connected”, the Italian PM Matteo Renzi said to the first Italy-Africa ministerial conference at the Italian Foreign Ministry headquarters. Italy, as a bridge between Europe and Africa, “feels no nostalgia for the past, but does so for a future in which the continent is not a threat but an opportunity”, thus is trying to “draw Europe’s attention to Africa and the Mediterranean”, Renzi said closing the event.

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Kenyan universities link up to sustain the environment

[NAIROBI] A project has been launched to help Kenyan universities incorporate environmental and sustainability features in their curriculums and operations at their campuses.
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Farmers adopt sustainable agriculture technology

Nairobi. The Sustainable Intensification Maize-Legume Systems for Food Security in Eastern and Southern Africa (SIMLESA) project is training farmers on farming systems to improve production.

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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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A new consortium to spur agricultural education

Nairobi – A new international partnership involving Africa, India and the United States has been launched with the aim to boost agricultural education to help address challenges of global food security, accessibility and affordability.

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Science struggles to see its place in final drafting of SDGs

Political pragmatism threatens to sideline scientific advice in the final stages of UN negotiations for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), experts say.

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