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Invasion of fall armyworms ravages crops in 20 African countries - Financial Times

Africa research news - Fri, 2017-04-28 11:38

Financial Times

Invasion of fall armyworms ravages crops in 20 African countries
Financial Times
An invasion of fall armyworms from the Americas has ravaged crops across more than 20 African countries, putting hundreds of millions of people at risk of food shortages. Sample the FT's top stories ... Scientists believe the fall armyworm arrived in ...
Maize scientists vow to intensify research on armyworm invasion in AfricaXinhua

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Trump To Keep NAFTA, South African Election Anniversary, Threatened Trees On Arbor Day And The Karam Foundation - WBEZ

Africa research news - Thu, 2017-04-27 21:59

WBEZ

Trump To Keep NAFTA, South African Election Anniversary, Threatened Trees On Arbor Day And The Karam Foundation
WBEZ
On April 27, 1994, South Africa held its first election with universal suffrage. Historian John R. Schmidt recalls the moment. We discuss efforts to save many of the world's trees from extinction with Nicole Cavender, vice president of Research and ...

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Secret Lives of Animals - Scientific American

Africa research news - Thu, 2017-04-27 13:00

Scientific American

Secret Lives of Animals
Scientific American
In Africa, a species of termite builds columns of mud and spit, sometimes up to 18 feet tall. Paper wasps with brains the size of two grains of sand can recognize the faces of their fellow wasps. On the seafloor, dozens of unique marine bacteria, worms ...

Serious malaria cases cured by plant therapy in Africa - Economic Times

Africa research news - Thu, 2017-04-27 06:40

Serious malaria cases cured by plant therapy in Africa
Economic Times
Bengaluru, April 27 (IANS) In a stunningly successful trial, scientists report they cured 18 critically-ill patients suffering from drug-resistant malaria with tablets made from dried leaves of the Chinese plant Artemisia annua (also known as sweet ...

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Africa to Leeds to WSU: Grad student pursues infectious diseases solutions - WSU News

Africa research news - Wed, 2017-04-26 21:41

WSU News

Africa to Leeds to WSU: Grad student pursues infectious diseases solutions
WSU News
“The Innovators event highlighted how WSU's research in Africa impacts health in the U.S.,” said Sylvia Omulo, a WSU doctoral graduate (participating in commencement in May) and a Innovators panelist. ... While working with the Kenya Medical Research ...

Experimental Drug Cures Malaria in Mice - VOA News - Voice of America

Africa research news - Wed, 2017-04-26 20:07

Voice of America

Experimental Drug Cures Malaria in Mice - VOA News
Voice of America
Scientists have developed a compound that both cured and prevented malaria in animals. They say the experimental drug even is effective against resistant ...

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Africa: Why Medicinal Plants Could Play a Role in Treating Malaria - AllAfrica.com

Africa research news - Wed, 2017-04-26 08:51

Ghana Business News

Africa: Why Medicinal Plants Could Play a Role in Treating Malaria
AllAfrica.com
The Conversation Africa's Health and Medicine Editor Joy Wanja Muraya spoke to Dr. Jeremiah Waweru Gathirwa and Ruth Monyenye Nyang'acha researchers at the Kenya Medical Research Institute about the country's work towards using medicinal plants ...
MalariaWorld Health Organization
Ghana, Kenya and Malawi to take part in WHO malaria vaccine pilot programmeWorld Health Organization

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How you can help save the Karoo - News24

Africa research news - Wed, 2017-04-26 05:17

News24

How you can help save the Karoo
News24
Oudtshoorn - “Scientists know very little about the plants and animals in the Karoo, and there is an urgent need to document the indigenous species found in this important part of South Africa,” says the Karoo BioGaps Project, a citizen science ...

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The world's oldest fungus might have just been found buried under South Africa - ScienceAlert

Africa research news - Wed, 2017-04-26 04:55

Science Times

The world's oldest fungus might have just been found buried under South Africa
ScienceAlert
Scientists have found evidence of what could be the oldest fungal life on the planet, discovering traces of microfossils buried in ancient volcanic rock dating from some 2.4 billion years back. The discovery was identified in hardened lava formations ...
Fossils Found In South Africa Can Be Earliest Known Specimens In Formation Of LifeScience Times

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Extinct Toothy Carnivore Named After Egyptian God of the Underworld - Live Science

Africa research news - Tue, 2017-04-25 10:48

CBC.ca

Extinct Toothy Carnivore Named After Egyptian God of the Underworld
Live Science
Scientists have identified a new species of small, toothy mammal that once ruled the food chain in Africa almost 40 million years ago.
Fossil find reveals skunk-sized predator roamed Egypt 34 million ...CBC.ca

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Ice plant to help fight global warming effects on bioenergy crops - Phys.Org

Africa research news - Tue, 2017-04-25 07:27

Phys.Org

Ice plant to help fight global warming effects on bioenergy crops
Phys.Org
The Joint Genome Institute chose Cushman's research with the ice plant as one of 37 projects in their Community Science Program. The Institute holds a yearly Community Science Program competition among researchers who are exploring solutions to ...

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Fossil find reveals skunk-sized predator roamed Egypt 34 million years ago - CBC.ca

Africa research news - Mon, 2017-04-24 23:00

CBC.ca

Fossil find reveals skunk-sized predator roamed Egypt 34 million years ago
CBC.ca
Scientists have discovered a small, skunk-sized mammalian predator with a fearsome set of teeth that roamed what is now modern-day Egypt 34 million years ago. In a paper published in PLOS ONE, scientists detail Masrasector nananubis, a land-dweller ...

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Patients with drug-resistant malaria cured by plant therapy - Science Daily

Africa research news - Mon, 2017-04-24 20:07

Science Daily

Patients with drug-resistant malaria cured by plant therapy
Science Daily
The plants are used in research that has shown that a therapy using dried, powered leaves of Artemisia annua is an effective and low-cost cure for malaria. ... Details of the cases are documented in the paper "Artemisia annua dried leaf tablets treated ...

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America's Imperial War Drive and the Contemporary African Crisis - Center for Research on Globalization

Africa research news - Mon, 2017-04-24 12:08

Center for Research on Globalization

America's Imperial War Drive and the Contemporary African Crisis
Center for Research on Globalization
Of course African people having been kidnapped into slavery and super-exploited for two-and-a-half centuries through involuntary servitude by the purportedly “enlightened and civilized” British, French, Spanish, Danish and Dutch ruling classes were ...

Cheetah leaps on tourist in South Africa sanctuary - NEWS.com.au

Africa research news - Sat, 2017-04-22 16:40

NEWS.com.au

Cheetah leaps on tourist in South Africa sanctuary
NEWS.com.au
A staff member at the lodge could be seen trying to peel the animal off of her as another man stood close by with a long stick. Peggy told News 24: “Suddenly one of the cheetah approached me, jumped one me and pulled me down on the ground, attempting ...

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Nigeria, Ghana, Uganda, S. Africa, Malawi join #MarchForScience on Earth Day - africanews

Africa research news - Sat, 2017-04-22 09:58

africanews

Nigeria, Ghana, Uganda, S. Africa, Malawi join #MarchForScience on Earth Day
africanews
As the world marks the 2017 Earth Day to create awareness on environmental and climate protection, tens of thousands of scientists and science advocates worldwide are marching in 500 cities to speak out about the importance of scientific research ...
Washington DC - March for ScienceMarch for Science
Satellite Marches - March for ScienceMarch for Science
Saturday's March Aims To Stand Up For ScienceNPR

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Drought and Resilience in East Africa - Africa Science News Service

Africa research news - Sat, 2017-04-22 09:37

Africa Science News Service

Drought and Resilience in East Africa
Africa Science News Service
Without the buttress of government subsidies and laws to protect farmer's rights as their counterparts in developed countries enjoy, farmers and pastoralists in Africa practice their livelihood while weathering some of the toughest environmental and ...

Kenya: Local Scientists Warn of Health Risk On Animal Antibiotics ... - AllAfrica.com

Africa research news - Fri, 2017-04-21 07:32

Kenya: Local Scientists Warn of Health Risk On Animal Antibiotics ...
AllAfrica.com
The Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) has warned that increased use of antibiotics to boost growth of animals is endangering the health of meat ...

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Earth's Tallest Land Animal Needs Endangered Species Protection - EcoWatch

Africa research news - Thu, 2017-04-20 16:55

EcoWatch

Earth's Tallest Land Animal Needs Endangered Species Protection
EcoWatch
In response to recent scientific consensus on giraffes' vulnerability to extinction, five wildlife protection groups today petitioned the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to protect Earth's tallest land animal under the U.S. Endangered Species Act.
Giraffes In Trouble: Trophy Hunting Tourists Trigger "Silent Extinction"Global Animal
Giraffes should be listed as endangered species as population drops by 40%, conservationists argueThe Independent
Giraffes must be listed as endangered, conservationists formally tell USThe Guardian
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