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Africa Day commemorated

 
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Africa Day is the annual global commemoration of the 25 May 1963 foundation of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) (now known as the African Union). The 2017 theme is “Harnessing the Demographic Dividend through investments in Youth”.   Investments made today in the youth, who represent Africa’s greatest asset, will determine the development trajectory of Africa over the next 50 years...

 

Research: Key to Addressing Food Security in Africa

 

There is need for an accelerated investment in agricultural revolution that allows development of innovative technologies and practices in Africa through tested research to guarantee nutrition, food security, job creation and poverty reduction in a sustainable manner.     Over 80% of the rural population in Africa either directly or indirectly derive their livelihood from agriculture, yet one person in every four...

 

World Health Day – Let’s Talk About Depression

 
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World Health Day is celebrated on 7 April every year to mark the anniversary of the founding of the World Health Organization (WHO). The day provides WHO with a unique opportunity to mobilise action around a specific health topic of concern to people all over the world.     The theme for 2017 World Health Day campaign is Depression: let’s talk. According to...

 

Why Waste Water?

 
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World Water Day, on 22 March every year, is about taking action to tackle the water crisis. Today, there are over 663 million people living without a safe water supply close to home, spending countless hours queuing or trekking to distant sources, and coping with the health impacts of using contaminated water.   Each year, World Water Day highlights a specific aspect...

 

Mineral and Energy Economics short course kicks off

 
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Twenty six African professionals are attending the six-week Australia Awards Mineral and Energy Economics course delivered collaboratively between the University of Pretoria, South Africa and the Australian National University.   The first two weeks will be held in Pretoria followed by four weeks in Australia.   Short courses offers opportunities for post-graduate training delivered in Australia and/or in Africa for up to three months. The training...