With male circumcision found to reduce the risk of HIV infection by up to 60%, the government of Kenya is to step up medical services in order to circumcise over a million men by 2013.
Global food manufacturer Nestlé has launched a plan to help small-scale cocoa farmers, including the thousands living in Africa, take advantage of rising market prices by increasing their yields.
A new report released by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation shows that, for the first time in many years, food production in sub-Saharan Africa is on the increase.
For 35 years, hundreds of villagers living in Suar in the Cacheu region of northern Guinea-Bissau have been too scared to cultivate the land around their villages for fear of landmines.
South African scientists have discovered a new species of mosquito in Malawi, and the challenge now is to determine whether it is a malaria carrier or not.
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