The risk of the Fall armyworm to food security in Africa must be recognised and tackled with a holistic integrated pest management programme

Africa Focuses on Defeating Crop-Destroying American Fall Armyworm

By Still Hardy Published May 18, 2017 Unless urgently tackled, a rapidly spreading pest from the Americas shall rob Africa of an estimated US$3 Billion-worth of maize over the coming year. The pest, known as the Fall armyworm, is reported to attack more than 80 different plant species, including maize on which more than 200 million






Henry Rotich, Kenya's Finance Minister, with Patrice Talon, President of Benin, during the ATI meetings in Nairobi

African Governments and Investors Discuss Declining Foreign Direct Investment

By Abdi Ali Published May 16, 2017 Representatives of governments and investment have met in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, to explore ways and means of closing a US$900 Billion infrastructure gap in the face of decreasing foreign direct investment (FDI) flow across Africa. Government Ministers from across Africa have sat together with investors and the






The Govardhan Eco Village (GEV) of International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) wins the UN Award for Excellence and Innovation in Tourism (Reuters pic.

UN Awards for Excellence and Innovation in Tourism Call for Applications

By Abdi Ali Published May 5, 2017 United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), the specialised agency of the United Nations in charge of travel business, invites submissions to the 14th annual edition of its Awards for Innovation in Tourism. RELATED:Zimbabwean Endorsed for Top UN World Tourism Job UNWTO Awards for Excellence and Innovation in Tourism were created






Amina J Mohammed, the new United Nations Deputy Secretary, took home the New African Woman in Politics and Public Office

African Women Honoured for making Exceptional Impact in their Countries

By Abdi Ali Published April 17, 2017 A Gambian has been recognised, celebrated and honoured as African Woman of the Year in a continental awards that “recognise, celebrate and honour African women who have made exceptional impact and change in their countries or communities in the past 12 months.” RELATED:South Africa’s Cabinet Reshuffle Could Affect






Dr Abbas Gullet, Kenya Red Cross' Secretary-General and IFRC’s Vice President

Impending Hunger Catastrophe Should Be Africa’s Last!

By Irene Gaitirira Published April 17, 2017 More than 18 million people in the Horn of Africa and in Nigeria are facing one of the worst hunger crises in recent history. International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) warns that this humanitarian crisis will be repeated again and again unless concerted efforts






Seed sector professionals meeting at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) in the Nigerian city of Ibadan

Improve Cassava Yield Through Planting High Quality Seed

By Khalifa Hemed Published April 10, 2017 Businesses selling improved varieties and high quality cassava stems for cultivation could help African farmers in raising their productivity. Seed sector professionals meeting at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) in the Nigerian city of Ibadan, said that though Africa’s most-populous country is the largest producer of cassava






South Africa’s Cabinet Reshuffle Could Affect UNWTO Secretary General Election

By unwtowire.com Published March 31, 2017 President Jacob Zuma of South Africa’s replacement of Derek Hanekom with Tokozile Xasa as Tourism Minister on March 31, 2017 is likely to affect the outcome of the new secretary-general of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), South Africa being a key member of the UNWTO Executive Council






The Vision 2030 agenda for sustainable development or Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs

We Support Vision 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Have you heard of the Vision 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development? How about Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)? In case you haven’t, these are 17 goals and 169 targets adopted by 193 heads of state to wipe out poverty, fight inequality and tackle climate change between 2016 and 2030. Ban Ki-moon, the Secretary-General of the United