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Uganda Kicks-Off Project to Reduce Mercury Use in Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining

The planetGOLD Uganda project aims to reduce mercury use by 15 tonnes over five years and support 4,500 artisanal miners

A new project launched today in Kampala by national authorities and international organizations aims to advance a more responsible artisanal gold mining sector across the country. The five-year planetGOLD Uganda project (https://www.PlanetGOLD.org/Uganda) is funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) (https://www.theGEF.org) and implemented by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) (www.UNEP.org).…

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Canon Colorado 1650 UVgel ink approved for 3M™ Mechanical Circulatory Support (MCS™) Warranty program

The 3M MCS Warranty provides non-prorated protection for the graphic’s intended lifespan

Canon Europe (https://www.Canon-Europe.com/) announces that 3M has recognized the exceptional quality of the Colorado 1650 and its UVgel 460 ink for approval in their 3M™ MCS™ Warranty program. This approval provides assurance that applications printed on the Colorado 1650 in combination with the UVgel 460 and 3M’s approved media will achieve…

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    • Cotton is shown before the "Weaving a better future for cotton" event celebrating World Cotton Day
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World Cotton Day: Celebrating the Role of Cotton in Global Development While Calling for Developing the Crop More Sustainably

FAO Director-General QU Dongyu calls for bold action to transform the cotton sector

Innovation is essential to grow cotton sustainably, a crop that is key to global development, QU Dongyu Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) said today on the occasion of   World Cotton Day. At a global event hosted by FAO to mark World Cotton Day,…

Source: U.S. Embassy & Consulate in Nigeria |

United States Trains Nigeria on Enhancing Capabilities to Investigate Chemical and Biological Weapons Terrorism

Recent events in the Middle East have demonstrated the real threat of terrorist acquisition and use of chemical and biological weapons on the battlefield or in ungoverned spaces

The United States conducted a training workshop in Abuja, Nigeria September 19-23, 2022, with partners from Nigerian domestic security services, law enforcement, and first responders, aimed at enhancing their ability to investigate terrorist plots involving chemical and biological weapons (CBW). This is part of a series of trainings the Department…

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South Africa: Deputy Minister Nomalungelo Gina visits Titanium dioxide pigment plant in Richards Bay

Government happy with progress at titanium dioxide pigment plant in Richards Bay

The Deputy Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition (the DTIC), Ms Nomalungelo Gina says government is happy with the progress made at the titanium dioxide pigment manufacturing plant based at the Richards Bay Industrial Development Zone (RBIDZ) in KwaZulu-Natal. Gina was visiting the zone and Nyanza Lights Metals to evaluate…

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Zimbabwe Piloting Non-Chemical Based Malaria Prevention Measures in Chiredzi

Recent studies have shown house screening to significantly reduce the number of mosquitoes entering houses in several African countries

Malaria remains a public health threat in Zimbabwe, with more than half the population at risk of contracting malaria annually. Despite the progress made, malaria still accounts for about 40% of outpatient attendances in the moderate to high transmission districts, especially during the peak transmission period. Zimbabwe has adopted several…

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Members of Parliament (MPs), Plastic Dealers Lock Horns over US$70 Tax

One of the areas the President is uncomfortable with relates to imposition of levies on plastics which he said should be reconsidered

Parliament’s Committee on Finance, Planning and Economic Development has met  officials from Uganda Manufacturers’ Association (UMA) and Uganda Plastic Recyclers Association to negotiate a settlement over the controversial US$70 levy on plastic imports in the country. The Excise Duty (Amendment) Act 2022 had levied a 2.5 per cent or US$70…

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Dow Expands Flexible Packaging Recycling Effort Across Africa

The initiative aims to increase flexible packaging recycling in Africa to establish a market for recycled contents to help address the waste issue

Following a successful pilot phase in Nigeria, Dow expands its flexible packaging recycling initiative – Project REFLEX – into new markets in Africa (www.Dow.com); Post-consumer recyclate (PCR) produced during the pilot phase is being trialed by a large brand-owner for use in some of their packaging applications; Dow aims to divert 10,000 Metric…

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South Africa Potato Production Receives Added Protection with Corteva Agriscience’s New Generation Fungicide

The solution, based on Zorvec® active, is the first member of a novel class of fungicides, which effectively utilises a unique biochemical mode of action, and has no cross-resistance with existing fungicides

Corteva Agriscience (www.Corteva.com) today launches Zorvec® Encantia®, a new fungicide that specifically targets late blight, a detrimental pathogen currently compromising local potato growth. The solution, based on Zorvec® active, is the first member of a novel class of fungicides, which effectively utilises a unique biochemical mode of action, and has…

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Corteva Agriscience invests in Africa Middle East seed treatment capability

State-of-the-art seed treatment laboratory opens in Rosslyn, South Africa

Corteva Agriscience (www.Corteva.com) today officially opens its Centre for Seed Applied Technologies (CSAT) (https://bit.ly/3kIPYTW) laboratory in Rosslyn, Pretoria, one of only six worldwide. This modern facility will utilise industry-leading equipment and focus specifically on recipe development and safety testing of seed applied solutions. The site will also be integrated into…