Kenya Certified Guinea Worm-Free

Kenya has no evidence of active Guinea Worm infections an official with the World Health Organization (WHO) official says. Ashok Kumar, the Deputy Team leader...

Policies to Curb Air Pollution Needed

By Duncan Mboyah Researchers on air pollution have asked African governments to develop and implement home-grown policies to help reduce air pollution in the emerging...

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Donkey Slaughter houses Ruining Rural Economy?

By Geoffrey Kamadi                              The mushrooming donkey abattoirs all over the country are slowly but surely ruining rural economies more than many realize, new evidence now suggests. This is a far cry from what these slaughterhouses...

Bt-cotton to boost Kenya’s economy

By MARY HEARTY Kenya is likely to start growing genetically modified cotton on commercial basis next year. The country will become the first in East Africa to grow Bt-cotton in open fields, and fourth in...

African Bank to invest $120 million in cassava production in Africa

By MARY HEARTY The African Development Bank (AfDB) recently pledged to invest $120 million in cassava to boost its productivity and transformation and other commodities in Africa in the next 2-3 years. Apart from cassava, other...

AfDB Issues 10 year “Feed Africa” Bond

African Development Bank issued its second “Feed Africa” bond for CAD 60 million, sold to Japan Post Insurance Co., Ltd., the sole investor in the transaction, with Citigroup Global Markets Limited acting as the...

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