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  • E-sports grow a following in sub-Saharan Africa
    E-sports grow a following in sub-Saharan Africa
    Throughout the world, e-sports are taking off as an alternative to traditional video games, heightened by the steep increase in digitisation that the world is currently witnessing. E-sports began in the late 2000s as amateur engagements and have risen to popularity in the last decade; transitioning into professional, organised multiplayer tournaments with huge followings. Issued by Borderless Access
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    Understanding Africa's diverse gene pool can help fight lifestyle diseases

    Africa is home to about 16% of the world's population. That's 1.2 billion people. But the continent is disproportionately burdened by a double health challenge: infectious diseases and a recent increase in non-communicable diseases...

    By Michèle Ramsay 14 Mar 2018

    Nomfundo Dlamini, Tank Research founder.
    Marketing is key in medicines distribution in Africa

    The media is a key platform for dissemination of information around medications on the continent in Africa, where virtual spaza shops for drugs proliferate...

    By Nomfundo Dlamini 8 Mar 2018

    Dedicated website set up to address Listeriosis questions and concerns
    Dedicated website set up to address Listeriosis questions and concerns

    Food microbiologist and food safety specialist Professor Lucia Anelich of Anelich Consulting is hosting a website to address public concerns about the recent Listeriosis outbreak...

    7 Mar 2018

    Spanish Olympic Athlete, Maria Azucena Diaz, tests the body sensors. Credit: ElPais
    Top devices at Mobile World Congress

    From headsets that help you lose weight without dieting to a smart meat thermometer, here are some of the interesting devices on display at the Mobile World Congress...

    28 Feb 2018

    Entrepreneur brothers look to harness AI for greater good
    Entrepreneur brothers look to harness AI for greater good

    As debate swirls on whether artificial intelligence will be a boon or a curse for humanity...

    26 Feb 2018

    Dr William Mapham.
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    #Designindaba2018: SA's crowd-sourced solution for a global problem

    Dr William Mapham, an ophthalmologist hailing from the Eastern Cape, who conceived the Vula app, whilst working at the Vula Emehlo Eye Clinic in rural Swaziland and experiencing first-hand the difficulties faced by rural health workers in need of specialist advice, spoke on Day 2 of Design Indaba and received a standing ovation...

    Sue DislerBy Sue Disler 22 Feb 2018

    UN warns of rising food insecurity across Africa
    UN warns of rising food insecurity across Africa

    About 224-million people are undernourished in Africa as climate change and conflicts heighten food insecurity across the continent, a top UN food agency official said on Monday, 19 February...

    20 Feb 2018

    Solar project helps resolve power outages in Malawi hospitals
    Solar project helps resolve power outages in Malawi hospitals

    Resolve, an Imperial Logistics company, has delivered a solar energy solution in Malawi that aims to ensure patients at hospitals are not compromised by power outages...

    26 Jan 2018

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    Scientists are breeding super-nutritious crops to help solve global hunger

    Micronutrient deficiencies, also known as hidden hunger, occurs when there is a lack of essential vitamins and minerals in a person's diet. Supplementation and food fortification has long been used around the world to alleviate micronutrient deficiencies...

    By Heather Ohly, Nicola Lowe 23 Jan 2018

    Study: African surgical patients twice as likely to die
    Study: African surgical patients twice as likely to die

    At 2%, Africa's post-operative mortality rate is twice the global average...

    5 Jan 2018

    Fewer crops are feeding more people worldwide - and that's not good
    Fewer crops are feeding more people worldwide - and that's not good

    Global shifts of urbanisation, migration, markets and climate can potentially be compatible with agrobiodiversity, but other powerful forces are undermining it. The future of agrobiodiversity hangs in the balance...

    By Karl Zimmerer 1 Dec 2017

    Efforts to tackle AMR on farms and in food systems gaining momentum
    Efforts to tackle AMR on farms and in food systems gaining momentum

    Antimicrobial medicines are widely used in livestock, poultry and aquaculture operations to treat or prevent diseases, but efforts to confront the problem are gaining momentum...

    20 Nov 2017

    Meet Africa's startup stars
    Meet Africa's startup stars

    Meet the startups pitching at Seedstars Africa, 12-14 December 2017, in Maputo, Mozambique...

    20 Nov 2017

    Dr Klaus Eckstein, CEO and Country Divisional Head of the Crop Science Division for Bayer Southern Africa at the opening of the Mozambique office
    Bayer opens local office in Mozambique, cements presence in Africa

    Bayer has announced the opening of a new local office in Maputo, Mozambique, cementing its presence and demonstrating commitment to its growing business interests in Africa...

    3 Nov 2017

    Pollution killed nine million people in 2015: report
    Pollution killed nine million people in 2015: report

    Pollution claimed the lives of nine million people in 2015, one in every six deaths that year, according to a report published on Friday, 20 October...

    24 Oct 2017

    Three outstanding African innovators walk away with Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) 2017.
    Africa's top innovators announced

    Three outstanding African innovations walk away with Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) 2017 total cash prize of US$150 000...

    31 Jul 2017

    Sthembile Shabangu
    Innovation is the key to keep Africa moving forward

    Africa month recently reminded us of just how far we've come as a continent. Sthe Shabangu of Samsung Africa, urges leaders and innovators not to forget what still needs to be done...

    By Sthembile Shabangu 22 Jun 2017

    10 nominees for Innovation Prize for Africa 2017
    10 nominees for Innovation Prize for Africa 2017

    Innovators from nine African countries shortlisted for their outstanding innovations across the healthcare, engineering, energy and communications sectors...

    19 Jun 2017

    Seeking solutions on medical aid requirements for foreign students
    Seeking solutions on medical aid requirements for foreign students

    Stakeholders met to discuss a solution to the visa restrictions on foreign students, which requires them to be members of a South African medical aid...

    2 Dec 2016

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    Big business opportunities ahead for Africa - McKinsey

    Africa's overall growth has slowed but new research shows long-term fundamentals are strong and there are big business opportunities ahead...

    16 Sep 2016

    Exciting future for continent that accesses the power of Internet of Things
    Exciting future for continent that accesses the power of Internet of Things

    With smartphone usage on the up and IT literacy expanding, bringing Internet of Things (IoT) level connectivity is a natural progression for this tech-hungry continent...

    By Brett Parker 16 Aug 2016

    The new Warehouse-in-a-Box in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, measures 4,095 m² and is pharmaceutical compliant.
    Warehouse-in-a-Box to enhance pharmaceutical distribution network

    Resolve, an Imperial Logistics group company, through its division Resolve Capacity, completed its latest Warehouse-in-a-Box in Abidjan, the capital of Côte d'Ivoire...

    10 Feb 2016

    Elissa Jensen/USAID via  - Indoor Residual Spraying (IRS) of insecticides in a dwelling in Mozambique.
    Bayer develops new insecticide mixture useful for malaria control

    Bayer CropScience, in its mission for delivering 'Science For A Better Life', submitted a dossier to the WHOPES for the evaluation of a new two-way insecticide mixture...

    5 Nov 2015

    Thought-controlled computer cursor takes a leap forward
    Thought-controlled computer cursor takes a leap forward

    Scientists working to perfect a thought-controlled computer cursor said Monday they have achieved their best results yet and are moving closer to...

    30 Sep 2015

    Giving Africa's medical innovations a global audience
    Giving Africa's medical innovations a global audience

    What do the realms of TV, medical issues and Africa have in common? The Med in Africa show says Alex Jakana, Executive Producer, Editorial Partnerships for BBC Africa...

    Leigh AndrewsBy Leigh Andrews 21 Apr 2015

    Female millennials are the most confident and ambitious of any female generation
    Female millennials are the most confident and ambitious of any female generation

    New PwC survey dispels myths about women and work...

    5 Mar 2015

    SA to deploy healthcare workers to help contain Ebola
    SA to deploy healthcare workers to help contain Ebola

    South Africa has deployed its first batch of trained healthcare professionals to work in Sierra Leone, in an effort to help contain the spread of Ebola Disease Virus in the country and other parts of West Africa...

    20 Jan 2015

    New centre supports access to information about Ebola

    As part of its efforts at increasing public awareness on Ebola, the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) has set up its 'Information Center on Communicable Diseases'...

    8 Jan 2015

    Ebola survivors share life-saving tips via mobile app
    Ebola survivors share life-saving tips via mobile app

    #ISurvivedEbola, a West African multimedia campaign, has launched an interactive mobile app that allows Ebola survivors to connect with one another and share public health advice during post-recovery...

    7 Jan 2015

    Depth of Africa coverage improves
    Depth of Africa coverage improves

    Coverage of the rest of Africa in our media provides an interesting gauge of our relationship with the continent since our borders opened up 20 years ago...

    Anton HarberBy Anton Harber 5 Dec 2014



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