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We recommend the article, We made a lightweight trauma pack to save and change lives on rural African roads, from the Conversation.  It details how researchers are trying to reduce deaths on rural Zambia roads through the use of lightweight trauma packs.

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Here is an article from the Conversation that we think you might like!

We made a lightweight trauma pack to save and change lives on rural African roads

Photo caption: These packs have already been deployed to villages in Zambia.  

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We recommend the article, "How we learned to listen to elusive, threatened frogs".

Photo caption: The Cape peninsula moss frog is smaller than 20mm and is, therefore, hard to monitor.

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Check out what Dr. David Riep and his Art students created in this story from CSU's Source, "Art students transfer tradition to South African mural on campus"

We recommend this interesting article from Philanthropy News Digest: "Bloomberg Awards $10 Million for Women Coffee Farmers in Africa".  

"Bloomberg Philanthropies has announced a $10 million grant to the Relationship Coffee Institute to expand its women's economic development program in Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo."

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CSU professor of anthropology Kathleen Galvin has been named as a lead author to the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services’ (IPBES) Global Assessment on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services.

Galvin, director of The Africa Center in CSU’s School of Global Environmental Sustainability, was nominated by the U.S. government to participate in the IPBES program. Authors are selected through an international process led by the IPBES multidisciplinary expert panel (MEP) and the three IPBES co-chairs. The team of authors includes 122 experts split among six chapters.

We enjoyed learning about the 25 new books by African writers that we should read in Aaron Bady's blog, "25 NEW BOOKS BY AFRICAN WRITERS YOU SHOULD READ: TAHAR BEN JELLOUN, A. IGONI BARRETT, YAA GYASI, AND MANY MORE".  

Happy reading!!

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We recommend Sophie Mbugua's article, 'Q&A: Livestock insurance helps African herders survive droughts'.  In the article you will learn about a Kenyan economist who won the 2016 Norman Borlaug Award from the World Food Prize for an innovative program that provides pastoralists with livestock insurance.