UN Environment: World’s Protected Areas Increase

By Duncan Mboyah, Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt (Nov. 19, 2018)....  Up to 15 percent of terrestrial and seven percent of marine areas are now designated as protected...

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...

Research and Development


Planetary Health, Agroforestry and Sub-Saharan Africa

By HENRY OWINO (Senior Correspondent) A new research study by a team of scientists says  that human activities can change the structure and function of the environment with cascading...

Direct Shipping Requirements, Hindrance to Use of Tariff Preferences

By Sharon Atieno Direct consignment or direct shipment requirements have an impact on the low utilization of tariff preferences by least developed countries (LDCs), a World Trade Organization (WTO) Secretariat report reveals. A previous report by...

Investing in Crops to Reduce Importation Burden

By Nuru Ahmed The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been urged to take up agricultural activities to reduce the import of food staff from abroad. Investing in crops would be able to reduce...

Trees in African Drylands Critical for Holding Groundwater, Deep Soil

By HENRY OWINO (Senior Correspondent) Climate change projections indicate that West Africa will experience an increase in the number of extreme rainfall events in the 21st century. Results from a study carried out by scientists suggest...

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