Africa:Mobile App and Study Tours to Combat ‘Voracious’ Crop-Munching Pest

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Rome -Researchers looking to steal a march on a maize-eating pest that has infested millions of hectares of crops in Africa over the past two years are deploying an app as part of their efforts to combat it.

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Zimbabwe:Amid Wet Weather, Zimbabwe’s Mutare Sees Hike in Malaria Deaths

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Mutare, Zimbabwe -After years in which the disease presented only a limited threat, this city in eastern Zimbabwe is seeing a hike in malaria deaths, with more than 30 recorded in 2017, city officials say.

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Africa:How to Sustain High Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa

[allAfrica] After significant strides across sub-Saharan Africa over the past quarter-century, there is now a deterioration in the macroeconomic health of many countries, warns Abebe Aemro Selassie, director of the African Department of the International Monetary Fund.

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