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Benjamin Akande to Lead Africa Initiative at Washington University

Washington University in St. Louis

With an eye toward strengthening and expanding Washington University in St. Louis’ efforts in Africa, Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton has appointed Benjamin Akande as senior adviser to the chancellor and director of the Africa initiative, effective April 1.

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Article ID: 692334

Rare Pair of Elephant Twins Thrill Conservationists in Tanzania

Wildlife Conservation Society

Conservationists working in Tanzania’s Tarangire National Park have not one but two good reasons to be hopeful for the park’s savanna elephant population: a pair of rare twin calves who have recently joined their mother’s herd.

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Article ID: 692304

Tobacco Cessation Is Crucial to Preventing Oral, Head and Neck Cancers in Young African American Men

University of Alabama at Birmingham

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Historian Available to Comment on Death of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

Indiana University

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Article ID: 691773

From Feed to Fever: Kansas State University Researcher Studies Risk of African Swine Fever in Feed

Kansas State University

A Kansas State University researcher is studying the risk of African swine fever virus in feed and developing ways to prevent the spread of the disease to the U.S.

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Article ID: 690838

Study Predicts Unique Animals and Plants of Africa’s Albertine Rift Will be Threatened by Climate Change

Wildlife Conservation Society

A new study by scientists from WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) and other groups predicts that the effects of climate change will severely impact the Albertine Rift, one of Africa’s most biodiverse regions and a place not normally associated with global warming.

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Article ID: 690081

Successful Anti-Poaching Operation Leads to 5-Year Conviction for Three Poachers in Republic of Congo

Wildlife Conservation Society

Three poachers responsible for slaughtering eleven elephants in and around Nouabale-Ndoki National Park in January were convicted to five years’ imprisonment by the local district court last week, according to WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society). The poachers, who had ventured deep into the remote Ndoki forest and spent three weeks killing elephants for their ivory, walked into an ambush setup by park rangers as they exited the forest on February 2nd. Three of the six poachers were apprehended.

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HIV Patch Being Developed to Reduce Transmission Rates in At-Risk Populations

Newswise

A novel microarray patch for HIV PrEP is in preparation for future clinical trials. The consortium of Queen’s University Belfast, along with their collaborators, PATH, ViiV Healthcare, the Population Council and LTS Lohmann Therapie-Systeme AG have been granted over $10 million by USAID for their research.

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New Funding Supports Cassava Development in Africa

Cornell University

Cassava is vital to the food security of millions of Africans who eat some form of the root crop daily. Although cassava breeders are making progress, they face significant challenges in developing disease-resistant varieties that also increase yield and respond to the needs of smallholder farmers and processors.

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