Solid Waste Management, Still a Concern in African Cities

Solid Waste Management, Still a Concern in African Cities By Evance Odhiambo Solid waste management in African countries remains a serious challenge with available data by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) showing that the Sub-Saharan Africa alone generates approximately 180 million tonnes annually in the Sub-Saharan Africa yet only 11% is disposed of properly. According […]
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$43Mn to Boost Developing Countries’ Efforts to Reverse Species Loss

$43Mn to Boost Developing Countries’ Efforts to Reverse Species Loss With global biodiversity loss at dangerous levels, 139 countries have received a lifeline to fast-track efforts to conserve, protect and restore species and ecosystems as soon as a new global accord currently under negotiation is approved. In Africa, these countries include Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina […]
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Africities Summit: MOU to Integrate Climate Change into Development

Africities Summit: MOU to Integrate Climate Change into Development By Evance Odhiamo The Nairobi-based Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) and the United Cities and Local Government in Africa (UCLG Africa) which is based in Rabat, Morocco signed a collaborative memorandum of understanding in Kisumu, Kenya at the sidelines of the ongoing ninth Africities Summit. […]
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Africities Summit: Climate Action Needed in African Intermediary Cities

Africities Summit: Climate Action Needed in African Intermediary Cities By Evance Odhiambo Intermediary cities face a number of challenges in Africa in matters climate change. From planning, leadership, inadequate technical capacity, lack of innovation, financing and political will; it is evident that many cities struggle with ways of tackling climate change. Addressing a session with […]
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Africa: Family Planning Crucial in Urban Development

Africa: Family Planning Crucial in Urban Development By Evance Odhiambo Family planning has been considered as a key mechanism of promoting productive, sustainable and equitable development in urban Africa, including intermediary cities. Financing at municipal or city level including removing bottlenecks in family planning are therefore considered as key ingredients to this course in urban […]
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WAP Urges Countries to Impose Moratorium on Factory Farming

WAP Urges Countries to Impose Moratorium on Factory Farming By Gift Briton (ScienceAfrica Correspondent) As the world prepares for COP27 to be held in November 2022 in Cairo, Egypt, World Animal Protection(WAP) has called for a moratorium on factory farming, which contributes up to 26% of the ongoing global climate change. According to the organization, […]
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Africities Summit: Kenya’s President Calls for Sustainable Solutions to Urban Problems

Africities Summit: Kenya’s President Calls for Sustainable Solutions to Urban Problems 10,000 delegates attending Africa adversely affected by climate change – US Special Envoy John Kerry Half of Africa’s rural population will migrate to cities by 2050 – Maimunah .M. Sharif By Evance Odhiambo Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has urged African nations to find tangible […]
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Africa’s Need for GMO Bigger than Others, Expert Says

Africa’s Need for GMO Bigger than Others, Expert Says By Joseph Opoku Gakpo Africa has a more urgent need than the rest of the world to adopt genetically modified organisms for agricultural improvement, says Prof. Eric Yirenkyi Danquah, founding director of the West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement (WACCI) at the University of Ghana. Challenges […]
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Scientists: Gene Editing Key to Sustainable Agriculture in Africa

Scientists: Gene Editing Key to Sustainable Agriculture in Africa By Joan Conrow Africa must update its regulations to accommodate the gene-edited crops needed to sustainably intensify agriculture to feed the continent’s growing population, a new study says. “Sustainable intensification of agriculture in Africa is essential for accomplishing food and nutritional security and addressing the rising […]
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Scat Detection Dogs Aiding Cheetah Conservation in Kenya

Scat Detection Dogs Aiding Cheetah Conservation in Kenya By Sharon Atieno Cheetahs, scientifically called Acinonyx jubatus, are undoubtedly the fastest land mammals on earth reaching speeds of up to 103km per hour. They exist in a wide range of habitats and ecological regions, ranging from dry forest and thick scrub through to grassland and hyper-arid […]
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