African

Agric Scientists Adopt 6-point Call to Action to Feed Africa

Fri, 24-Jun-2016, 10:55

The 7th African Agriculture Science Week (AASW) and General Assembly (GA) of the Forum for Agricultural Research for Africa (FARA) has ended with the adoption of a six-point call-to-action to be implemented over the next three years to support efforts at achieving the ‘Africa Feed Africa’ initiative and also impact livelihoods on the continent.

Business

In Nigeria, a Company Wants to Get Girls into Code

Fri, 24-Jun-2016, 02:53

Some of the pressures discouraging young girls in Nigeria from pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) range from cultural norms to peer perceptions and traditional duties at home. To show girls that these fields are fun and welcoming, GE recently welcomed 30 high school girls to its office in Lagos, Nigeria, for "She can CODE" - an event designed to give girls training in coding and computer programming.


Oil And Gas

Total and Tullow to receive Ugandan oil licenses

Tue, 21-Jun-2016, 08:43

Tullow Oil and Total E&P Uganda will be issued with production licences before the end of this month, the State minister for Minerals (designate), Mr Peter Lokeris, has disclosed.