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SHOFCO and GE Partner On New Maternal and Infant Care Initiative in Kenya

Charity Shining Hope for Communities Organization (SHOFCO) of Kenya just announced, thanks to support from General Electric (www.GE.com), a new infant and maternal care initiative aimed at increasing access to pre-natal screenings for expectant mothers in Kibera, believed to be the largest urban slum in Africa with an estimated 700,000 inhabitants

Farm Mechanization Urged to Help Transform African Agribusiness

AGCO, a major manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment and infrastructure, spoke of the role of farm mechanization in transforming Africa's farms, as part of the 2017 African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) (www.AGRF.org) conference held last week in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.

Forest Planting In Africa Might Not Provide Expected Climate Benefits

Although planting trees in Africa has been championed as a winning environmental strategy to help absorb carbon dioxide, a new study by researchers from Sweden's Lund University, who investigated a Ugandan tree-planting project, suggest the practice deserves some tough questioning.

Shell to Explore Sales of Natural Gas in New Regions in Nigeria

Shoreline Energy Limited, based in Nigeria and the parent company of Gasland Company Ltd.) and The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC), part of the Netherlands-based Royal Dutch Shell Corporation, have signed new distribution rights for natural gas sales in Nigeria.

'Unlocking Solar Capital' To Feature First African Event Solar Incubator

Solarplaza's 'Unlocking Solar Capital Africa' conference, to be held in the Ivory Coast on October 25 and 26, will feature a Solar Incubator program, aimed at identifying PV projects of potential in sub-Saharan Africa by providing access to funding, and commercial and technical knowledge.

How Ivory Smuggling Became Big Business in Central Africa

TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network, published a new report on September 7, detailing findings from almost a decade of monitoring the ivory trafficking network. The report details a tragic history of how ivory smuggling in Central Africa became as lucrative of many international drug cartels.

Climate-Smart Agriculture Could Save Africa

Africa may contribute only 4 percent of the world's greenhouse gas emissions, but six of the 10 countries most affected by climate change are in Africa. According to a major agricultural research for development partnership, this illustrates the urgent need to develop climate-smart agriculture, improve forestry and transform the productivity of water use.

Over A Half Million Internally Displaced Persons Overlooked in Ethiopia

According to a survey conducted in May-June 2017 by the International Organization for Migration (IOM), Ethiopia's Somali region includes over 577,711 internally displaced persons (IDPs), scattered over 264 sites, a major settlement of ethnically Somali who are also Ethiopian nationals.