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Ministers pledge to fight the rise in vector-borne diseases
Ministers pledge to fight the rise in vector-borne diseasesArticle

Africa is experiencing increased cases and deaths due to malaria and other vector-borne diseases, so 47 health ministers endorsed the region's first aggressive plan for vector control across the continent...

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Precision farming: The benefits of utilising drones for your businessArticle

In tough economic times with increasing extreme weather events and stiff competition from overseas, South African farmers need to leverage every opportunity to maximise area use...

12 Jun 2019

Vector control targeting the larval phase of the mosquito’s life cycle can be successful. Shutterstock
Killing mosquito larvae can contribute towards malaria eliminationArticle

Malaria is a serious, complex and often fatal vector-borne disease caused by the parasite Plasmodium and transmitted when people are bitten by infected female Anopheles mosquitoes...

Tiaan de Jager & Taneshka Kruger 30 May 2019

Malaria detection campaign in the Bobo-Dioulasso (Burkina-Faso) in collaboration with the Institut de Recherche en Sciences de la Santé. Elena
#WorldMalariaDay: What we're doing in Burkina-Faso to help stop itArticle

Malaria has been a terrible disease throughout human history. Deaths actually peaked over five million in the 1930s and it spread all over the world...

Elena Gómez Díaz 25 Apr 2019

Three species of immature mosquito: the common house mosquito, and the malaria vectors An. arabiensis and An. funestus. Supplied
#WorldMalariaDay: How higher temperatures and pollution are affecting mosquitoesArticle

In 2017, malaria killed .435,000 people around the world. The vast majority of these deaths - 403 000 - were on the African continent. Most malaria cases are in sub-Saharan Africa...

Shüné Oliver 24 Apr 2019

A woman receiving an oral cholera vaccine in Beira, Mozambique. Celeste Mac-Arthur
Cyclone Idai is over - but its health effects will be felt for a long timeArticle

People in Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe have started trying to rebuild their lives after the devastation wrought by Cyclone Idai...

Kerrigan McCarthy & Lucille Blumberg 15 Apr 2019

Cyclone Idai 'yet another alarm bell' signalling impacts of climate change - Guterres
Cyclone Idai 'yet another alarm bell' signalling impacts of climate change - GuterresArticle

UN secretary-general António Guterres has warned that vulnerable countries like Mozambique would be hit the hardest by climate change unless urgent action is taken...

27 Mar 2019

Antimalarial drugs on bed nets could lead to drop in malaria transmission
Antimalarial drugs on bed nets could lead to drop in malaria transmissionArticle

Mosquitoes that landed on surfaces coated with the antimalarial compound atovaquone were completely blocked from developing Plasmodium falciparum...

12 Mar 2019

The life expectancy improvements in sub-Saharan Africa vary between men and women. Shutterstock
Lifestyle diseases could scupper Africa's rising life expectancyArticle

People in sub-Saharan Africa are now living longer than ever before. A child born in the region today is expected to live up to 64 years on average...

Charles Shey Wiysonge 27 Nov 2018

Local artist Chris Slabber wins big at international A' Design Award and Competition
Local artist Chris Slabber wins big at international A' Design Award and CompetitionArticle

Commercial artist Chris Slabber recently won Platinum for his work on the 'Doom Insects' campaign and was named Designer of the Year at the A' Design Award and Competition in Como, Italy...

Jessica Tennant 13 Jul 2018

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7.5 billion and counting: How many humans can the Earth support?Article

Humans are the most populous large mammal on Earth today, and probably in all of geological history...

Andrew D. Hwang 11 Jul 2018

Beninese, Nigerian startups selected for Food Connection Challenge
Beninese, Nigerian startups selected for Food Connection ChallengeArticle

In all, the Food Connection Challenge received 88 applications from Benin and 228 from Nigeria, with an independent jury selecting those SMEs they considered the most promising and the best fit for the programme.

Tom Jackson 2 Jul 2018

Why it's time to curb widespread use of neonicotinoid pesticides
Why it's time to curb widespread use of neonicotinoid pesticidesArticle

Planting season for corn and soybeans across the U.S. corn belt is drawing to a close. As they plant, farmers are participating in what is likely to be one of the largest deployments of insecticides in United States history.

John F. Tooker 28 Jun 2018

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Scientists design a novel formula that repels and kills mosquitoesArticle

A significant portion of malaria infections in Africa may be due to people being exposed to mosquito vectors outdoors. This means that current control methods need to be updated to include methods or strategies that protect people all the time and not only when they are inside their homes...

Walter Focke, Mthokozisi Sibanda & Taneshka Kruger 10 May 2018

NICD confirms mango fly maggot infestation in North West province
NICD confirms mango fly maggot infestation in North West provinceArticle

The National Institute of Communicable Diseases (NICD) has confirmed an outbreak of maggot (tumbu fly) infestation in people in the North West province and increased sporadic cases in Gauteng...

4 May 2018

Why Kenya isn't winning the war against malaria in some counties
Why Kenya isn't winning the war against malaria in some countiesArticle

In the past 15 years the Kenyan government has made great strides in preventing and controlling malaria...

Eunice Anyango Owino 23 Apr 2018

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Dangerous hitchhikers: New measures to help stop the spread of plant pests across bordersArticle

The CPM has adopted new phytosanitary standards aimed at preventing destructive agricultural and environmental pests from jumping borders and spreading internationally...

18 Apr 2018

Why African farmers should balance pesticides with other control methods
Why African farmers should balance pesticides with other control methodsArticle

Agriculture needs a way to manage harmful insects without destroying the ecological balance of the environment...

Esther Ndumi Ngumbi 22 Mar 2018

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Fighting FAW: Guide to help Africa tackle Fall armyworm head-onArticle

FAO has launched a comprehensive guide on the integrated pest management of Fall armyworm (FAW) on maize to help farmers, particularly smallholder farmers, in Africa faced with the relentless spread of the pest...

19 Feb 2018

Release of sterile mosquitoes a "publicity stunt"
Release of sterile mosquitoes a "publicity stunt"Article

Although the long-term underlying intention is reduce malaria in Africa, the release of genetically modified (GM) "male-sterile" mosquitoes in Burkina Faso this year by the Target Malaria research consortium has no real benefit...

14 Feb 2018

Report: 100 million still pushed into extreme poverty because of health expenses
Report: 100 million still pushed into extreme poverty because of health expensesArticle

A large number of households are being pushed into poverty every year because of out-of- pocket healthcare expenses...

29 Dec 2017

Insect mass-rearing workshop held in SA
Insect mass-rearing workshop held in SAArticle

Just as cattle, fish and other livestock are reared in large numbers for meat or dairy production, so too insects are reared for various purposes...

16 Nov 2017

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Bird flu pours new misery on Dutch poultry farmersArticle

Dutch poultry farmers, already left reeling by a contaminated egg scandal, were in a new flap over an outbreak of bird flu with thousands of hens to be destroyed...

16 Oct 2017

Polluted chicken muck piling up in The Netherlands
Polluted chicken muck piling up in The NetherlandsArticle

Tonnes of chicken muck contaminated with a banned insecticide are piling up in hundreds of Dutch poultry farms hit by the tainted-egg scandal...

12 Oct 2017

Fall armyworm spreads to Cameroon
Fall armyworm spreads to CameroonArticle

Fall armyworm has spread to Cameroon. The pest has attacked crops in at least 24 African countries. The armyworms have been a serious threat to food security...

31 Aug 2017

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Egg scare costs Dutch poultry farmers EUR33mArticle

Europe's contaminated egg scare, triggered by the presence of the insecticide fipronil in eggs, has cost Dutch poultry farmers at least €33m ($39m), according to a preliminary estimate...

24 Aug 2017

What sub-Sahara can learn from India's 'Green revolution': the good and the bad
What sub-Sahara can learn from India's 'Green revolution': the good and the badArticle

Sub-Saharan Africa has huge potential to become a global food basket, but it is far from being realised. India's “Green Revolution” could be a useful model if adapted to African conditions...

Renu MODI 23 Aug 2017

Impact BBDO MEA, Regional Agency Group of the Year at Loeries 2017.
#Loeries2017: ALL THE WINNERS!Article

The full list of winners for the 39th Annual Loerie Awards, which concluded on 20 August 2017 at the Durban ICC, have been announced. Congratulations to all...

20 Aug 2017

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#Loeries2017: All the Saturday night winnersArticle

The Saturday night winners of the 39th Annual Loerie Awards, which took place on 19 August 2017 at the Durban ICC, have been announced. Congratulations to all...

19 Aug 2017

Contaminated eggs show continuing problems with supply chain
Contaminated eggs show continuing problems with supply chainArticle

Another food scandal: this time eggs used for making sandwiches and other processed products that contain traces of an insecticide called fipronil...

Lisa Jack 16 Aug 2017

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New study: Pesticides increase extinction risk for bumblebee populationsArticle

Neonicotinoids are a class of insecticides that are used on agricultural crops to control insect pests. Unfortunately, numerous studies have shown that they can also damage beneficial insects like bumblebees...

Mark Brown 16 Aug 2017

#Loeries2017: All the TV, film, video and radio communication finalists!
#Loeries2017: All the TV, film, video and radio communication finalists!Article

Finalists have been announced in the Loeries' TV, film, video and radio communication categories. The TV, film and video communication category is sponsored by DStv while radio communication is sponsored by Gagasi FM...

15 Aug 2017

15 African youth finalists in entrepreneurship prize
15 African youth finalists in entrepreneurship prizeArticle

Fifteen emerging young African entrepreneurs will put their talent to work on the continent after being chosen as finalists in the Anzisha Prize 2017...

15 Aug 2017

#Loeries2017: All the Print, Outdoor and Out of home (OOH) finalists!
#Loeries2017: All the Print, Outdoor and Out of home (OOH) finalists!Article

Finalists have been announced in the Loeries' Print, Outdoor and Out of home (OOH) categories. The print communication category includes newspaper advertising, sponsored by The Times, while the outdoor and out of home (OOH) category is sponsored by JCDecaux...

15 Aug 2017

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Austria confirms find of tainted egg productsArticle

Austria on Monday became the latest European country to confirm that it has found the insecticide fipronil in egg products imported from Germany...

15 Aug 2017

Our research showed a controversial insecticide can harm bees - but it still has its uses
Our research showed a controversial insecticide can harm bees - but it still has its usesArticle

The humble honeybee and other pollinating bees and butterflies are all vital parts of the global food chain. Without them honey, strawberries, apples, pears or even a cold pint of cider just would not exist...

Ben Woodcock 10 Jul 2017

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UP joins global fight against diseases threatening tropical and subtropical cropsArticle

The University of Pretoria is partnering with the H2020 project Tropicsafe to fight three economically important insect-transmitted diseases affecting citrus, grapevine, and palms...

23 Jun 2017

Sustainable shopping: for eco-friendly jeans, stop washing them so often
Sustainable shopping: for eco-friendly jeans, stop washing them so oftenArticle

Denim jeans - whether ripped, straight, flared, vintage or raw - are one of the world's most-loved garments. But from fibre to wardrobe, they have a considerable ecological footprint...

Alice Payne and Susannah Kate Devitt 7 Jun 2017

Kruger National Park advises anti-malarial measures for visitors
Kruger National Park advises anti-malarial measures for visitorsArticle

Due to the heavy rain received this year, the KNP is experiencing malaria cases, and has advised visitors to take precautionary measures against the disease...

19 May 2017

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Research team releases data on promising anti-malarialArticle

Research conducted on a anti-malarial clinical drug candidate, MMV390048, and its efficacy against resistant strains of the malaria parasite, and across the entire parasite lifecycle...

Kim Cloete 2 May 2017

After drought, Zimbabwe contends with Fall armyworm invasion
After drought, Zimbabwe contends with Fall armyworm invasionArticle

Spodoptera frugiperda is a formidable foe. Pesticides only work when the larvae are very small and before they have begun to cause visible damage to the crop. After that, there are no quick fixes...

Sally Nyakanyanga 4 Apr 2017

Debate over glyphosate rages in South Africa
Debate over glyphosate rages in South AfricaArticle

86 percent of maize and 85 percent of soy in South Africa are genetically modified and most are sprayed with the weedkiller Roundup which contains glyphosate...

30 Jan 2017

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Leaders unite to eradicate malariaArticle

A group of public and private sector leaders who aim to ensure malaria eradication remains a top global priority have launched the End Malaria Council...

23 Jan 2017

African malaria elimination improving, but still short of targets
African malaria elimination improving, but still short of targetsArticle

Access to core malaria-fighting tools has expanded rapidly for the world's most vulnerable populations...

13 Dec 2016

TRB warns farmers of new destructive pest
TRB warns farmers of new destructive pestArticle

The Tobacco Research Board has warned of a threat posed by Tuta absoluta, a new invasive and highly destructive pest, to the tobacco industry...

Conrad Mwanawashe 1 Dec 2016

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Seed bombs dropped in war on deforestationArticle

Pilots participating in the Vintage Air Rally are making their way to South Africa as they prepare to fly over Tanzania's national parks this week...

30 Nov 2016

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Health care in Africa: What next?Article

In the war between humanity and disease, perhaps the greatest victory of recent years took place in Africa...

Robert Guest and Slavea Chakova 18 Oct 2016

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Vergelegen winning the fight against leaf roll virusArticle

A virus that has an impact on wine production...

25 May 2016

KKB via _Burkina Faso: cotton harvest in Dourtenga
Top African producer bans GM cottonArticle

Burkina Faso, Africa's top cotton producer and the sole West African nation to venture into biotech farming, is dropping GM cotton on quality grounds...

26 Apr 2016

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[Creative Circle 2016] Cream of the creative crop 1Article

ECDs and CCOs from six of the top-achieving agencies at the recent Creative Circle Ad of the Year Awards share what it took to shine for the tough judging panel and share some industry love for local work they love at the moment...

Leigh Andrews 15 Apr 2016

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