Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nation (FAO) provides emergency livestock response for drought-affected communities in Ethiopia

FAO is carrying out treatment campaigns and helping households to sell their animals to generate cash and reduce pressure on limited available pasture

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is providing immediate livestock protectionto drought-affected pastoral and agro-pastoral communities in Ethiopia. Funded by the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (UN CERF) and the Humanitarian Aid Department of the European Commission (ECHO), FAO is carrying out treatment campaigns and helping households to sell their animals…

Commonwealth Secretariat
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Rwanda visit highlights Gorilla climate change fight

The Secretary-General was granted the honour of naming a baby gorilla during a Rwandan ceremony attended by tens of thousands of people

Kwita Izina is an annual event which this year was held in Kinigi, near Rwanda’s borders with the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Uganda. At the ceremony, baby mountain gorillas are named by dignitaries, celebrities and leaders in conservation. The event's main goal is to bring national and international…

Source: British High Commission - Yaounde |

Cameroon sends 15 scholars to study in the UK

8 women and 7 men will be pursuing a fully-funded master’s degree course on subjects including human rights, public health, development, IT and wildlife in the UK

British High Commissioner to Cameroon, Rowan James Laxton called on the 15 scholars to be real ambassadors of Cameroon to the UK and ensure they make the best out of this lifetime opportunity. Talking about UK education, the British diplomat said: "UK education opens doors, wherever you go in the…

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The scientific breakthrough that could turn Australia's arid land into green pasture

The research project was funded by Murdoch University, with support from the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research

Millions of hectares of sandy, infertile Australian farmland could benefit from the commercialisation of a South African shrub, allowing farmers to better carry sheep over the summer-autumn period. Researchers at Murdoch University’s (www.Murdoch.edu.au) Centre for Rhizobium Studies in Perth, Western Australia, have undertaken a decade-long global search for legume plants…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Thailand |

Ministry of Foreign Affairs to Co-organise “The Colours of Africa 2019”

The event aims to promote a better understanding of the African continent amongst the Thai public, create awareness of trade, investment and tourism opportunities in Africa

The Department of South Asian, Middle East and African Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Thailand, in cooperation with seven African Embassies in Bangkok (Egypt, Kenya, Libya, Morocco, Nigeria, Sudan and South Africa), Egypt Air, Ethiopian Airlines, Kenya Airways, South African Airways, Minor Hotel Group, and Central…

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Indian peacekeepers give Malakal vet hospital a facelift (by Gagan)

The rehabilitation of animal health care facilities by the Indian peacekeepers would go a long way towards preventing sickness and death among local livestock

A vandalized veterinary hospital in Malakal has been given a comprehensive makeover by Indian peacekeepers serving with the United Nations Mission in South Sudan. Local farmers had approached peacekeepers asking for support because of the dire shortage of veterinary services in the Upper Nile region. “Now our animals will not…

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FAO-Emergency Centre for Transboundary Animal Disease (ECTAD) Egypt strengthens technical capacity of General Organization for Veterinary Services (GOVS) and AHRI field teams on camel sample collection from slaughterhouses

The training included organizing a field visit to governmental slaughterhouses for camels in, Giza Governorate; where the trainees practically applied the new sampling protocol

Emergency Centre for Transboundary Animal Disease (ECTAD) of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO-Egypt) has conducted practical training course for staff from General Organization for Veterinary Services (GOVS) and Animal Health Research Institute (AHRI), on sampling methods and procedures for MERS-CoV testing and to use the…

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Matatiele duo wins Living Planet Award 2019

The award recognises exceptional South Africans who inspire people to live in harmony with nature for the benefit of our country and the wellbeing of all

Two women who are the powerhouse behind a non-profit, social enterprise organisation, Environmental and Rural Solutions, based in Matatiele in the Eastern Cape have been named the winners of WWF South Africa’s Living Planet Award for 2019. Sissie Matela and Nicky McLeod were named the winners of this prestigious environmental…

Canon Central and North Africa (CCNA)
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Canon Discovery Week continues in Nairobi, with in-store discounts throughout July to further develop relationship with customers

Second edition of Discovery Week well received by Kenyans who came in large numbers to exchange with Canon's experts and improve their knowledge of photography

Canon Central and North Africa (CCNA) (www.Canon-CNA.com) a leader in imaging solutions, launched the Canon Discovery Week in Nairobi the 1st July with a photo safari and Wildlife photography Master Class led by the Canon ambassadors Jonathan and Angela Scott. Discovery Week is a consumer engagement to build a closer…

Source: Africa Regional Media Hub |

Public Designation, Due to Involvement in Significant Corruption, of the Republic of Cameroon’s Jean Claude Ango Ango

In addition to the designation of Mr. Ango Ango, the Secretary is also publicly designating Mr. Ango Ango’s spouse, Ms. Engono Akomo

The Secretary of State is publicly designating the Republic of Cameroon Inspector General of the Cameroonian Gendarmerie, Colonel Jean Claude Ango Ango, due to his involvement in significant corruption related to wildlife trafficking. This designation is made under Section 7031(c) of the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs…