African countries Current Affairs, GK & News

The State of the World’s Midwifery 2022: East and Southern Africa

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and World Health Organization (WHO) released a report titled “The State of the World’s Midwifery 2022: East and Southern Africa”. What are the key findings of the report? Around 1.2 million lives can be saved each year in East and Southern Africa by 2035 if there is universal coverage ..

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October 7: World Cotton Day

World Cotton Day is observed on October 7 each year to promote the production, transformations, sale and consumption of cotton. Key facts 2022 marks the third anniversary of World Cotton Day. The theme for this year’s World Cotton Day is “Weaving a better future for cotton”. Its aim is to promote sustainable farming of cotton ..

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Invasive species cost African Economy $3.66 trillion a year

Recent study shows that, Invasive species are costing African agriculture about $3.66 trillion per year. It equals to 1.5 times of the combined gross domestic product of all African countries. Key Findings Researchers from Kenya, Britain, Ghana and Switzerland were estimating the annual economic hit because of invasive species to African agriculture. They studied open ..

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