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African Governments Must Put In Place Measures To Tackle Violence Against Children

The African Youth for Development Commission (AYDEC) Nigeria has called on the African Union (AU) and its member states to step up strategic measures towards curbing the increasing rate of violence against children.

AYDEC Country Representative, Lateef Oladimeji Salaam, made the call while delivering a speech to commemorate the 2018 Africa Youth Day.

Salaam identified violence against children as activities which range from trafficking, child labour, sexual exploitation, incessant rape, child drug trades, child terrorism, and all forms of ill-productive acts.

He stressed that violence against children had cost the world so much, and urged government to create a conducive environment for children.

Salaam said: “We wish to reiterate that child labour is perilous and a societal menace too…

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EU asks Czech Republic to clarify trade measures on African swine flu

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The EU executive said on Friday that it had asked Czech authorities to clarify a decision to ask states to test exports to the country for African swine fever.

“We’ve been in touch on this issue,” a spokeswoman said, adding that the European Commission had asked the Czech veterinary authorities to clarify their intentions.

EU controls ensure the safe trade of products, she said, saying “any additional measures are considered unjustified.”

Reporting by Daphne Psaledakis; Writing by Alissa de Carbonnel

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Caribbean Health Ministers Agree On Vector Control Measures | RJR News

Caribbean health ministers have joined their counterparts from elsewhere in the Americas in agreeing to implement a series of actions over the next five years to more effectively control the vectors that transmit diseases such as malaria, dengue, Zika and Chagas disease.


The Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO), which organised the meeting on Monday, said that the aim of the plan is to prevent communicable diseases of this type and reduce their spread.


PAHO director Dr. Carissa F. Etienne said the populations most affected by vector-borne diseases are those living in conditions of vulnerability and far from health services.


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France calls for measures after African swine fever found in Belgium

PARIS (Reuters) – France called on Thursday for protective measures following reports that African swine fever had been detected in wild boars in Belgium near the French border.

FILE PHOTO: French Agriculture Minister Stephane Travert leaves after the weekly cabinet meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, July 6, 2018. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau

The disease, highly viral for pigs but not dangerous for humans, has been spreading in the European Union, mainly in the eastern part of the bloc where it has led to the culling of hundred thousands of animals.

“The confirmation today of the presence of the virus in Belgium (in the west of the EU) represents a new progression of the disease, which requires an adequate response given the considerable economic interests at stake for the French…

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EFSA assesses measures to prevent spread |

EFSA has identified strategies for managing wild boar at different stages of an epidemic of African swine fever (ASF): what should be done before, during and after. Wild boar are known to play an important role in the spread of the disease.

In a scientific opinion published today, EFSA experts investigate the density of the wild boar population in Europe, and assess measures to reduce it and keep infected wild boar away from uninfected ones. They also identify ways to detect the disease early.

Measures such as intensive hunting and not feeding wild boar should be implemented to reduce the risks of outbreaks. When an epidemic is ongoing, activities that may increase the movement of wild boar should be avoided (e.g. intensive drive hunts).

Experts could not establish a threshold for wild…

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AfriSAR Measures African Forests | ORNL DAAC News

The AfriSAR mission was an airborne campaign that collected radar and field measurements of tropical forests in Gabon, West Africa. The mission was a NASA collaboration with the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Gabonese Space Agency. During the 2016 AfriSAR campaign, NASA UAVSAR, and LVIS instruments collected data that will be used to derive forest canopy height, structure, and topography. The AfriSAR data is a precursor to upcoming spaceborne missions that examine the role of forests in Earth’s carbon cycle.

The first dataset from AfriSAR is now available:
AfriSAR: Rainforest Canopy Height Derived from PolInSAR and Lidar Data, Gabon

This dataset provides estimates of forest canopy height and canopy height uncertainty for study areas in the Pongara National Park and the Lope National Park,…

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