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  • World's First Malaria Vaccine to be Tested in Africa

    Posted on :Friday , 28th April 2017

    Programs beginning next year in Ghana, Malawi and Kenya will test the vaccine's effectiveness in children. The trial was announced ahead of World Malaria Day (25.04.2017).

     
    A pilot program testing the first ever malaria vaccine will begin in Africa in 2018, the World Health Organization has said. Children and babies in high-risk areas in Ghana, Kenya and Malawi will . . .

  • Kenya: EADP, German Lender Agree $13 Million Credit Deal to Boost Agriculture Sector

    Posted on :Friday , 28th April 2017

    Hurdles of Kenyan farmers, organisations as well as small and medium sized enterprises in the agriculture value chain in accessing credit are set to ease with the signing of a €13 million ($13.8 million) financing agreement between German lender KfW and the East African Development Bank .

     
    The lender will provide medium to long term loans.
     
  • Kenya: American Roasters to Increase Coffee Imports by 25 Percent

    Posted on :Wednesday , 26th April 2017

    American roasters are expected to raise coffee purchases from Kenya by a quarter to Sh3.5 billion annually after the country showcased its produce in the ongoing symposium in Seattle, US.

     
    Coffee Directorate made a pitch for Kenya's specialty coffee during the exhibition to have the US, which pays a premium price for the commodity, increase its uptake 25 per cent.
  • Dangote could be world's largest rice exporter by 2021

    Posted on :Saturday , 22nd April 2017

    Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, could be the world’s biggest rice exporter in the next five years. This is according to the head of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina.

    Akinwumi was Nigeria’s Agriculture minister when Dangote was the largest importer of rice into Africa’s most populous nation.

    He recounted how the bill. . .

  • Africa: White House Choices Shape Africa Policies

    Posted on :Tuesday , 4th April 2017

    Washington, DC - Little has been said about Africa policy by the new U.S. President or his administration, but recent announcements and appointments provide an emerging outline of an approach that gives priority to security concerns.

    Support for democracy, development and health may no longer be policy cornerstones as they have been for all post-Cold War presidents, Democratic an. . .

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