Africa: How A Sustainability Strategy Could Save The World

guest column By Hope Mwanake Over nine billion tons of plastic waste has been generated in the last five decades with less than 10% recycled globally. The rest pollutes the environment, adversely affecting our air, our water and our soil. The WHO lists heart disease, strokes, respiratory infections, cancer and tuberculosis among the leading causes of deaths globally. Smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, and obesity are all factors that contribute to these, but the biggest cause of these killers is far greater than our individual lifestyles. c; particularly reducing people’s ability…

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Nigerian hopes to add African DNA to pharmaceutical research

A Nigerian-led startup that wants to boost the access to African DNA for research purposes has received US$4.5 million in funding. The 54gene enterprise – launched earlier this year with bases in Nigeria and the United States – seeks to end the lack of diversity in DNA that’s used in medicine and pharmaceutical research. The new backers include Y Combinator, Better Ventures and Pioneer Fund, among others. The founder of 54gene, Dr. Abasi Ene-Obong, says just 2 percent of all genetic material used in pharmaceutical research comes from Africans. “To…

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Kanye West’s Adidas Yeezy Line To Reach $1.5 Billion In Sales In 2019

Kanye West is being selected by Forbes to serve as the subject of the publication’s latest cover-story. Forbes took to Instagram to reveal the news, posting up a brief vignette with Kanye West earlier today. “I am a product guy at my core,” reads one quote from Forbes’ Instagram vignette about Kanye West’s newly-published cover-story. “‘Crazy’ is a… source: https://according2hiphop.com/1kanye-wests-adidas-yeezy-line-to-reach-1-5-billion-in-sales-in-2019/

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