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“It is only through collaboration between education, innovation and business that we will be able to take our country forward and make Cape Town a global African city of inspiration and innovation.”
MTN Foundation hands over 10 houses worth UShs. 135 million in Kiryandongo to beneficiary families that were displaced by the Bududa landslides in 2010
5 Ways Drones Could Help In A Disaster Like The Boston Marathon Bombing Plus three robots that are already saving lives.
Yesterday, the President of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International Michael Toscano told U.S. News: “Whether it is in response to a natural disaster or a tragedy like we saw in Boston, [unmanned aerial systems] can be quickly deployed to provide first responders with critical situational awareness in areas too dangerous or difficult for manned aircraft to reach.”
Civil society organisations from the SADC region, and around the world have condemned the SADC draft Protocol for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (Plant Breeders’ Rights) as spelling disaster for small farmers and food security in the region. These groups, representing millions of farmers in Africa and around the world have submitted their concerns to the SADC Secretariat. They are calling for the rejection of the Protocol and urgent consultations with farmers, farmer movements and civil society before it’s too late.
Madagascar needs more than $41 million to end locust plague / Half of the country infested by locusts – food production seriously at risk
ROME, Italy, March 26, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ – Madagascar needs more than $22 million of emergency funding by June to start fighting a severe locust plague that threatens the country’s next cropping seasons and the food security of more than half the country’s population, FAO said today. The agency underlined, however, that a three-year strategy is needed – requiring an additional $19 million.
King Mohammed VI Deepens Morocco’s Economic, Security Ties with African Countries, Gains Support for W. Sahara Initiative
Senegal, Cote D’Ivoire praise Morocco’s reforms under King Mohammed ‘s leadership;
Back Morocco autonomy plan for W. Sahara, cite Mali, stability threat in Sahel
Support economic growth, job creation and poverty reduction