• Health Cancer: Ugandans evade free vaccination

    Joyce Nabuule, 29, a former teacher at Konge Nursery School in Masaka district, lies in excruciating pain on one of the beds of the Uganda Cancer Institute (UCI) at Mulago. Nabuule, a mother of two boys, was diagnosed with stage 4 Cancer of the Cervix by doctors at the UCI and was told that her […]

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  • Climate Change Media Partnership 2018 Reporting Fellowships (Expanded)

    The Climate Change Media Partnership (CCMP), led by Internews’ Earth Journalism Network and the Stanley Foundation this year, is pleased to announce an expanded Fellowship program for journalists. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to attend two major climate change summits taking place in 2018: the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco, United States, […]

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  • Biotech pioneers win 2018 Stockholm Water Prize

    By revolutionizing microbiological-based technologies in water and wastewater treatment, Professors Mark van Loosdrecht and Bruce Rittmann have demonstrated the possibilities to remove harmful contaminants from water, cut wastewater treatment costs, reduce energy consumption, and even recover chemicals and nutrients for recycling. Their pioneering research and innovations have led to a new generation of energy-efficient water […]

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  • Scientists must communicate boldly, urges Ugandan journalist as she sees GM crop for the first time

    Dr. Godfrey Asea shows the difference in pest resistance between GM and non-GM maize Members of the Uganda Science Journalists Association (USJA)’s upcountry networks last weekend had the opportunity to train in biotechnology reporting and to see for the first time a genetically modified (GM) crop – maize that has managed to stand up against […]

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  • Clean your plate, love. Other children are starving!

    By Mira Piel: At a younger age, I often had dinner at my grandmother’s house, and often I got to hear exactly this phrase. I imagine there are many who can identify with this memory. Having experienced post-World War II famine, my grandmother’s mind set is not surprising. Nowadays, a growing part of our population […]

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  • 2018 Food Sustainability Media Awards Open – Call for Entries

    The Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition in conjunction with the Thomson Reuters Foundation have announced the Call for Submissions for the 2018 Food Sustainability Media Award. Professional journalists, Freelancers, Bloggers and individuals are invited to submit both published and unpublished work covering issues related to food security, sustainability, agriculture and nutrition. The Award seeks […]

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  • AfDB’s Agric. strategy promises 513 million tons of more food

      Adesina rallies support for technologically driven agriculture in Africa DES MOINES, United States of America, October 21, 2017/APO Group/ — The African Development Bank (AfDB) (www.AfDB.org) has developed a new initiative called the Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) initiative – a knowledge and innovation-based response to the recognized need of scaling up proven […]

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  • Forum promises to address challenges, fear over the Nile

    Eng. Innocent Ntabana, (right) the Executive Director of NBI, with Ms. Jacquiline Nyarakamana, a senior official from Rwanda`s Environment Ministry announcing the Forum on Sunday Oct. 22, 2017 in Kigali The 5th Nile Basin Development Forum (NBDF) opened on Monday in Rwanda’s Capital Kigali with a call for all member countries to embrace the spirit […]

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  • Grandeur at Agricultural Biotechnology Journalism Awards 2017

    Science Technology and Innovation Minister Elioda Tumwesigye addresses guests It was all glamour and grandeur last night at the Agricultural Biotechnology Journalism Awards 2017 ceremony at Hotel Africana in Kampala.   On the cool night, journalists, scientists, science communicators and their friends gathered to recognise the best agricultural biotechnology reporters in the country. The event […]

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  • Enter the 2017 Population Media Awards

    The National Population Council has issued a call for the 2017 Population Media Awards Deadline for submission is October 15, 2017 Details of the call are contained in PDF Advert HERE:     Henry Lutaaya Henry Lutaaya is The Editor of The Sunrise, a Weekly Publication with a bias towards covering stories of social, economic […]

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