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Kingsmead top achiever hopes to tackle African challenges through science



Chantal Maina is among 16 of the school’s top achievers who obtained five or more distinctions in their Independent Examination Board (IEB) exams.


Chantal Maina. Picture: Supplied

JOHANNESBURG – One of Kingsmead College’s top matric 2018 achievers hopes to follow a career path in science to help tackle challenges faced by Africans on the continent.

Maina is among 16 of the school’s top achievers who obtained five or more distinctions in their Independent Examination Board (IEB) exams.

The IEB matric class of 2018 achieved a 98.92% pass rate, up from 98.76% for the class…

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Migrant deaths highlight African ills that US-led coalition aims to tackle – News


Migrant deaths highlight African ills that US-led coalition aims to tackle


NAPLES, Italy — The 76 migrants from Libya who drowned in June when their boat capsized in the Mediterranean represent the human trafficking, corruption and political instability in parts of Africa that require international cooperation to overcome, the Navy’s top commander in Europe and Africa said Monday.


Human traffickers take advantage of illegal immigration and corrupt African officials who take bribes to look the other way, which is why 117 migrants made a perilous crossing in a faulty boat that sank, said Adm. James Foggo, commander of Naval Forces Europe and Africa, at a seminar on how to strengthen Africa’s maritime security.


“They all…

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West African leaders meet to tackle Boko Haram upsurge


Leaders of three West African nations will meet in Chad on Thursday to discuss how to tackle a recent increase in activity by Boko Haram jihadist fighters in the region, the Chadian presidency told AFP.

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari and Niger’s Mahamadou Issoufou will meet behind closed doors with their Chadian counterpart Idriss Deby for a “mini summit” after which a statement will be issued.

The armies of the three countries, along with Cameroon’s, are operating in the Lake Chad region in the Multinational Joint Task Force ( MNJTF) to counter the Islamic State-affiliated Boko Haram,

More than 27 000 people have died since the start of the Boko Haram insurgency, which began in Nigeria’s remote northeast in 2009. Some 1.8 million people are still homeless after fleeing the violence.

“The…

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Smooth African trade to tackle rising challenges: UNCTAD head



Competitive transport, logistics and foreign investment are essential to ease intra-African commerce and reap rewards of new deal, meeting hears.
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Grenada’s agriculture sector develops an action plan to tackle citrus greening disease


Farmers, input suppliers, vendors, agronomists, quarantine officers and agricultural extension personnel at IICA´s symposium.

The Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture has developed an action plan for Grenada to impart knowledge, share experiences and apply good agricultural practices, to contain the spread of the Huanglongbing (HLB) or citrus greening disease, which is devastating citrus crops worldwide.

In response to a request by Grenada’s Ministry of Agriculture and Lands, IICA and the Ministry’s Pest Management Unit organized a symposium for farmers, input suppliers, vendors, agronomists, quarantine officers and agricultural extension personnel to discuss the status of citrus plantations and strategies to combat the transmission of the…

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African journalists tackle the continent’s problems


THE Union of African Journalists has brought together journalists from Lesotho, Botswana, Namibia, Gambia, Uganda, Zambia, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Senegal, Ivory Coast, Tunisia, Niger, Djibouti and Angola for a training programme in Egypt.
Young journalists drawn from several African countries have arrived in Cairo, Egypt, for the 52nd Union of African Journalists’ training course for young African journalists.

The training programme covers various topics that promote the enhancement of Africa through tackling the issues faced, and finding solutions.

During the first week, journalists spent time at the Training and Media Studies Centre in lectures with esteemed professors from across Egypt to discuss topics such as Chinese and African relations, African culture and its economic impact, the benefits…

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