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Africa needs to act now to safeguard health of youth: WHO: The World Health Organization (WHO) has called on African countries to act now to safeguard youth health by creating youth-friendly health services and encouraging healthy lifestyles. Read more

Kenya launches guidelines to tackle drug abuse: Kenya’s health ministry on Wednesday launched guidelines for the treatment of substance use disorders to deal with the country’s alarming drug abuse. Read more

Germany dedicates $34.8 million to Zambia’s renewable energy programme: The German government will allocate €31 million ($34.8m) to help implement Zambia’s Renewable Energy Feed-in Tariff (REFiT)-Strategy, in a bid to accelerate the country’s development of renewables. Read more

AfDB President, Adesina, Wins Prestigious World Food Prize: The President of the Africa Development Bank (AfDB) and Nigeria’s former Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Akinwunmi Adesina, has emerged the winner of the prestigious World Food Prize, 2017 award. Read more

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