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AGRICULTURE

New test for Johne's disease could be a game-changer

A promising new test for Johne's disease in dairy cattle has been developed at the Institute for Global Food Security and School of Biological Sciences at Queen's University Belfast...

15 hours ago

TOURISM & TRAVEL

International Tourism Film Festival Africa celebrates first official awards ceremony

On Friday, 27 November, the International Tourism Film Festival Africa (ITFFA) was finally able to celebrate its first official awards ceremony of The Lockdown Edition of the ITFFA 2020 at the Radisson Red Hotel, V&A Waterfront...

1 day ago

AGRICULTURE

Global food prices rise by 3.9%

Global food commodity prices rose to a nearly six-year high in November...

1 day ago

CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING

World Architecture Festival announces winner of Grohe Water Research Prize

Researchers from the University of Patras in Greece have been named the winners of the Grohe Water Research Prize - part of the World Architecture Festival annual awards programme...

1 day ago

ENERGY & MINING

Africa's power demand to keep rising between 4-5% per year

Total electricity generation in Africa stood at 870TWh in 2019, an increase of 2.9% from 846TWh in 2018. Africa's electricity generation capacity has grown at an average of 4.8% per annum since 2008...

1 day ago

RETAIL

Global cyber week online sales hit record high

Salesforce data shows global online spend of $270bn...

2 days ago

CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING

How digital engineering can help the construction sector meet its decarbonisation targets

A new report from Asite, Smart retrofitting: The key to decarbonizing the built environment, examines how the construction industry can mitigate carbon emissions through the smart retrofitting of built assets...

2 days ago

HEALTHCARE

Covid-19 vaccine trials in Africa: what's promising, and what's problematic

Scientists are working around the clock to develop and test vaccines against SARS-CoV-2, the causative agent of Covid-19...

By Benjamin Kagina 2 days ago

RETAIL

Virtual Manufacturing Indaba to gather experts from across Africa

Leading figures within sub-Saharan Africa's manufacturing sector will convene virtually at the Manufacturing Indaba 2020 to debate pressing issues impacting the region's industrial landscape...

3 days ago

TOURISM & TRAVEL

Planning a road trip in a pandemic? 11 tips for before you leave, on the road and when you arrive

Following these simple steps can help to keep your holiday memorable in the best possible way...

By Thea van de Mortel 3 days ago

TOURISM & TRAVEL

World Travel Awards announces 2020 World category winners

Winners include Maldives, Portugal, Lisbon and The Algarve...

30 Nov 2020

RETAIL

Gap brand returns to SA with first store opening in Gauteng

A standalone Gap store opened at the Mall of Africa in Midrand on Thursday, 26 November, signalling the return of the American clothing and accessories brand to South Africa...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 30 Nov 2020

AGRICULTURE

Overcoming water challenges in agriculture

FAO's The State of Food and Agriculture 2020 takes a new look at water shortages and scarcity in the world...

26 Nov 2020

LIFESTYLE

MTV Africa Music Awards returns with virtual format in 2021

The MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA) is set to make a comeback in 2021, when it will be held virtually, in partnership with Uganda, on 20 February 2021...

26 Nov 2020

AGRICULTURE

Global agtech market value to reach $22bn by 2025

The agtech market is comprised of services such as agricultural sensors for crop management, GPS field mapping, and supply chain management...

26 Nov 2020

CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

Continental report ranks how friendly African governments are towards girls

While the African Union's legal and policy framework does refer - patchily - to the rights, interests and plight of girls; continental bodies and national governments can and should do more...

By Rongedzayi Fambasayi 25 Nov 2020

TOURISM & TRAVEL

Worried about Covid risk on a flight? Here's what you can do to protect yourself - and how airlines can step up

Airline health advice has so far mostly focused on staying hydrated and avoiding deep vein thrombosis. What passengers really want, however, is free hand masks, hand sanitiser and more space between passengers...

By Ramon Zenel Shaban and Cristina Sotomayor-Castill 24 Nov 2020

CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

Africa must be at the heart of climate negotiations

In 2020, countries were to come forward with plans for stronger emissions cuts to meet the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement...

23 Nov 2020

ENERGY & MINING

The role of blockchain in Africa's energy transition

Blockchain is expected to play an essential role as African countries transition towards a distributed, digitised, and decentralised power system...

19 Nov 2020

TOURISM & TRAVEL

Rethinking travel through regenerative tourism, tech advancement

With world arrivals forecast to be down 50% by the end of 2020, the global travel supply chain is under immense pressure...

19 Nov 2020

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