Experts call for robust surveillance and coordinated approaches in tackling Fall armyworm (FAW) infestation

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26 April 2017, Nairobi – Experts attending a technical meeting convened by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Nairobi to discuss the Fall armyworm infestation in Southern Africa in particular and the rest of Africa have called for robust monitoring of the pest in order to respond effectively. They include participants from Research Institutes, Academia, government officials, private sector, international partners such as DFID and USAID, farmer organizations, extension staff, entomologists, plant protection officers and other stakeholders.

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FAO partners with the African Union and NPCA to develop capacity to track progress on Malabo Road Map

Region holds training workshop on Malabo Reporting process within Southern Africa

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24 April 2017, Johannesburg – Policy makers and government officials from across Southern Africa are meeting under the CAADP/Malabo Biennial Review and reporting mechanism to enhance skills on methods and tool to track and assess progress achieved in CAADP/Malabo  implementation and its impact on targeted beneficiaries within the agriculture sector. FAO, in collaboration with the African Union Commission (AUC) and the NEPAD Planning and Coordination Agency (NPCA) organized a five-day technical workshop starting today in Johannesburg, South Africa. 

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Prevent malaria – save lives: WHO push for prevention on World Malaria Day, 25th April

At an event on the eve of World Malaria Day in Nairobi, WHO called today for accelerated scale-up of efforts to prevent malaria and save lives.

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LGBTI refugee welcomes opportunity for new beginnings in South Africa

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Zimbabwean refugee Nomsa Ndlovu* (left) is living her life positively, confidently and with a clarity she could not have acquired, had she not come to terms with my sexuality and the resulting determination to be true to herself. She lives with her South African partner, Mpumi Dlamini.* © UNHCR/Pumla Rulashe

Johannesburg, South Africa – For several years the suffocating pressure Nomsa Ndlovu* felt keeping her sexual orientation a secret weighed heavily on her shoulders.

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Malala Yousafzai designated youngest-ever UN Messenger of Peace

Secretary-General António Guterres designates children’s rights activist and Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai as a UN Messenger of Peace. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

Secretary-General António Guterres designates children’s rights activist and Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai as a UN Messenger of Peace. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

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