Africa

Tools needed to help young people in Africa

Authored by Mary

RGB Building Supplies is delighted to have once again joined forces with South West-based charity Amigos to invite customers and members of the local community to donate preloved tools, which will go on to be used by young people in Africa.

For the past 13 years Amigos has been providing vocational learning opportunities in Uganda including training in carpentry and building...

Tools needed to help young people in Africa

Authored by Mary

RGB Building Supplies is delighted to have once again joined forces with South West-based charity Amigos to invite customers and members of the local community to donate preloved tools, which will go on to be used by young people in Africa.

For the past 13 years Amigos has been providing vocational learning opportunities in Uganda including training in carpentry and building...

Plymouth role in East Africa Chronic lung disease study

Authored by News Desk

Researchers from Plymouth University have played a role in a study funded by the International Primary Care Respiratory Group (IPCRG) which has revealed the high prevalence of chronic lung disease in people aged 30 and over in a rural district of Uganda.

This represents a potentially major problem for the health system where approximately 85% of the population lives in rural areas....

Plymouth experts lead conference in South Africa

Authored by Mary

Experts from Plymouth University are in South Africa this week to lead a conference examining how a focus on systemic entrepreneurship could potentially transform the lives of people in Africa.

Senior figures from Plymouth, alongside representatives from the universities of Coventry and Anglia Ruskin, are attending the event at Stellenbosch University, which will examine the present...

Rare frog found after three year search

Authored by Paigntonzoo

A Devon conservation charity has found a rare African frog after a painstaking search lasting three years.

The Whitley Wildlife Conservation Trust, which runs Paignton Zoo, Living Coasts in Torquay and Newquay Zoo in Cornwall, carries out fieldwork with rare amphibians in the mountains of Eastern Tanzania.

The work is funded by zoo visitors and supporters and carried out with...

Oliver Colvile MP: Mugabe has stolen this election. Here's what should happen now

Authored by Oliver Colvile MP

Oliver Colvile MP sits on the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Zimbabwe. In this piece for Conservative Home , Oliver gives his thoughts on the recent general and parliamentary elections in the southern African country.

I am not surprised by the results of Zimbabwe’s Presidential and General elections; disappointed, but not surprised. After all, Zanu-PF had four years to plan its...

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