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African students Moctar Dembele from Burkina Faso and Gerard Niyondiko from Burundi are the first non-Americans to win the Global Science Venture (GSVC) competition for creating an anti-malaria repellent soap.
Sierra Leone’s government has awarded nine provisional offshore oil blocks to companies, after what President Ernest Bai Koroma’s office called, “a painstaking and time-consuming technical evaluation process.”
Rissolar KZ-30 is the name of a new duplicator machine just launched in Sierra Leone to bridge the gap in the world of printing in the country and furthering the green energy drive.
The World Bank has announced that it will provide 85 million US dollars to help Senegal solve its energy problem.
The World Bank has approved US$144.5 million in zero interest financing and a US$31.5 million grant for two projects under the West Africa Power Pool (WAPP) program to boost electricity supply and lower energy cost in four countries, a press release from the bank said on Friday.
A threat pending on developing countries regarding its ability to fight malaria is drug resistance to the disease, according to the Executive Director of the Worldwide Anti-malaria Resistance Network (WWARN) Philippe Guerin.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has said countries need to recognize that alcohol consumption is a big and growing public health threat and take appropriate action.
More than a million people are said to be affected by the diabetes disease in the Ivory Coast.
Ivorian health authorities say more than 1,500 new cases of the disease are detected every year.
Senegal’s Health Minister has said there is no Meningitis epidemic in the country.
Minister Awa Marie Coll Seck added that at least one hundred and 70 cases of Meningitis would have to be registered in a week, for there to be an epidemic.
The Nigerian government has formally taken delivery of its Communications Satellite, NigComSat-1R from China, a replacement for NigComSat-1 Satellite which fell from orbit in 2007.
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