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MARKETING & MEDIA

How to implement those big ideas

Is overthinking one of the problems plaguing the communications industry and, especially, the public relations sector of that industry?

By Taazima Kala-Essack 10 hours ago

AGRICULTURE

These CRISPR-modified crops don't count as GMOs

Powerful genetically modified plant technologies can quickly yield new plant varieties, but their adoption has been controversial. But now a new genome-editing technology known as CRISPR may offer a good alternative...

By Yi Li 14 hours ago

TOURISM

Henley Passport Index: The most powerful passports in a time of global travel access growth

While Schengen Area countries have traditionally topped the index as a result of their open access to Europe, developed Asian nations have been able to secure equally high scores in recent years thanks to their strong international trade and diplomatic relations...

14 hours ago

ICT

Facebook launches Africa's first hub space in Nigeria

In partnership with CcHub, Facebook launches NG_Hub in Lagos - its first hub space in Africa...

16 hours ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Zimbabwe applies to rejoin Commonwealth

Zimbabwe begins process to re-join Commonwealth - observers invited to July elections...

1 day ago

AGRICULTURE

Toward sustainable ammonia production

Ammonia is a critical ingredient in agricultural fertilisers. With a growing world population, escalating demand for food and energy and the looming perils of fossil fuel induced climate change, there is an urgent need to make ammonia synthesis more sustainable by using renewable energy sources...

By Xiaofeng Feng 1 day ago

TOURISM

#AfricaMonth: Pave the way to Open Skies

Although it's certainly not feasible for Africa to have thousands of city pairs because the traveller demand simply doesn't exist, there are several hundred city pairs that would certainly be sustainable...

By Natalia Rosa 1 day ago

AGRICULTURE

Serving Africa from Africa: AGCO opens Africa headquarters in Johannesburg

"AGCO is making major investments in Africa to engineer food security and support sustainable productivity through technology and innovation... As a 'first mover' in innovation, we are meeting the challenge to grow more food with fewer resources head-on."

1 day ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Brand investment rises in East Africa

The East African IP landscape has shifted fundamentally, says Bowmans regional IP head...

2 days ago

AGRICULTURE

How planting trees can protect cocoa plants against climate change

Worldwide, areas suitable for cocoa production are predicted to shrink by up to 20-30% over the next 30 years. This is because cocoa trees are already struggling to cope with drier, hotter conditions...

By Philippe Vaast 2 days ago

AGRICULTURE

Can bees battle climate losses? Harvests aren't sweet as hoped, farmers say

Beekeeping is supposed to help farmers hold onto an income as crops fail during drought - but dry weather is hurting bees too...

By Moraa Obiria 2 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

African bank wins digital strategy award

Pan-African Bank, Ecobank, wins Best Digital Strategy Award...

2 days ago

CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING

Kenyan president receives 2018 African Road Builders award

Uhuru Kenyatta, president of Kenya, has been recognised with the 2018 African Road Builders (ARB) award...

2 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

#AfricaMonth: Look for the opportunities in Africa

Africa is a hot bed of opportunities. If you look for that opportunity you will find it, says Robyn de Villiers, vice chair of APRA and chair and CEO of Burson Cohn & Wolfe Africa...

By Louise Marsland 18 May 2018

AGRICULTURE

Insights into the global coconut oil market

The current demand for various different oils designed to be used for health and beauty purposes constitutes the main driving force behind the market. However, the coconut oil market will continue to decline as a result of the steadily decreasing output in the major producing countries...

18 May 2018

MARKETING & MEDIA

Generation Z - Chasing butterflies (Part 1)

In some ways, Gen Z could be compared to a butterfly. Some are in a state of metamorphosis and some are already spreading their wings. On a more profound level, as they not only go through radical transformation but also radically transform the world that they affect...

By Marthinus Van Loggerenberg and Tuelo Lechuti 18 May 2018

AGRICULTURE

More scientists, researchers needed for interdisciplinary plant disease research network

The Connected Virus Network Launch Conference drew dozens of world-class researchers from sub-Saharan Africa and the UK, confirming a growing network whose collaborations promises to yield solutions to devastating crop diseases...

18 May 2018

MARKETING & MEDIA

16 African films, documentaries selected for Durban FilmMart

9th Durban FilmMart announces Official Project Selection for 2018 edition, including 16 films and documentaries from Africa...

18 May 2018

AGRICULTURE

When big data meets overfishing

New technologies offer opportunities to combat overfishing, particularly for countries with limited means to patrol their waters or enforce legislation...

By Thin Lei Win 18 May 2018

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