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African refiners, distributors want to increase oil capacity

Lack of expertise, technology and industry know-how is challenge for Uganda, says Kyaruhanga Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Increasing investments to boost Africa’s refinery capacity while reducing the carbon footprint of the downstream and midstream sectors is a priority for the continent to achieve energy security and environmental sustainability. In …

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African women leaders in business and tech

Businesses have an important role to play in re-addressing the role of both men and women in all spheres COMMENT | Sinit Zeru & Ebere Okereke | While there are increasingly more African women in leadership roles, they are still significantly under-represented but there are a number of things businesses can do …

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African conservationist sounds alarm over rising threats to pangolins

Nairobi, Kenya | Xinhua | Human and climate-induced threats to pangolins have soared, threatening their survival while worsening ecosystem imbalances and risk to public health, an African conservationist said Friday ahead of World Pangolin Day to be marked on Saturday. Edith Kabesiime, the Wildlife Campaign Manager at World Animal Protection, an international …

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Equity sponsors 5th Great African Cycling Safari   

Supporting the wheels of integration: 35 cyclists from EAC member state flagged off in Kampala   Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Equity Bank Uganda Ltd together with the Ministry of East African Affairs, today flagged off the 5th edition of the Great African Cycling Safari (GACS) at the bank Headquarters in …

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Scientists use insects to fortify African porridge in fight against malnutrition

Researchers have fortified finger millet with high-quality nutrients from an edible African cricket Nairobi, Kenya | Xinhua | Scientists have used insect nutrients to transform African porridge from a low-nutrient meal into a super-food that meets and exceeds micro-nutrient requirements for people. The researchers from the Nairobi-based International Centre of Insect Physiology …

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African leaders meet for ‘last push’ on AU reforms

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | AFP | African leaders are set to gather this weekend for a special summit aimed at pushing through long-debated reforms to their pan-continental body. The changes seek to streamline and empower the African Union — an ambitious call for an organisation often seen as toothless and …

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