AGRICULTURE

New test for Johne's disease could be a game-changer
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 (IGFS) and School of Biological Sciences at Queen's University Belfast.

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TOURISM & TRAVEL

International Tourism Film Festival Africa celebrates first official awards ceremony
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.

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AGRICULTURE

Global food prices rise by 3.9%
Global food prices rise by 3.9%

Global food commodity prices rose sharply in November to their highest level in nearly six years, according to a benchmark United Nations report released today.

The FAO Food Price Index averaged 105.0 points during the month, up 3.9% from October and 6.5% higher than its value a year earlier. The monthly increase was the sharpest since July 2012, putting the index at its highest level since December 2014, the Food and Agriculture Organization said.

2 days ago

CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING

World Architecture Festival announces winner of Grohe Water Research Prize
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. They have won a £10,000 research prize to investigate how rainwater can be used to help cool facades of buildings in super-hot cities.

2 days ago

ENERGY & MINING

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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, compared to 2.7% globally. Nonetheless, Africa's share of global electricity generation has been around 3% since 2000.

2 days ago

RETAIL

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Global cyber week online sales hit record high

Digital sales on Black Friday hit a record $62bn, according to research from global CRM company Salesforce.

3 days ago

CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING

How digital engineering can help the construction sector meet its decarbonisation targets
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. It responds to the construction industry's role in the Paris Agreement and focuses on the decarbonisation of existing buildings, both residential and commercial.

3 days ago

HEALTHCARE

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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. Experts agree that widespread use of safe and effective vaccines will rapidly contain the Covid-19 pandemic, preventing transmission and disease.

By Benjamin Kagina 3 days ago

RETAIL

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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 - taking place online between 9-10 December - to debate pressing issues impacting the region's industrial landscape.

1 Dec 2020

TOURISM & TRAVEL

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

As restrictions ease around the country and the prospect of travel beckons, many of us will be planning road trips for the holiday season.

By Thea van de Mortel 1 Dec 2020

TOURISM & TRAVEL

World Travel Awards announces 2020 World category winners
World Travel Awards announces 2020 World category winners

The World Travel Awards has unveiled its 2020 World category winners. Winners include Maldives, Portugal, Lisbon and The Algarve.

30 Nov 2020

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