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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South Africa: Lack of Studies on Captive Breeding Making Lions Vulnerable

South Africa: Lack of Studies on Captive Breeding Making Lions Vulnerable By Gift Briton Lack of studies on animal captive breeding is  threatening  the welfare of lions in South Africa, a new scientific analysis shows. The joint scientific study published earlier this month by World Animal Protection and Blood Lions highlighting a major scientific gap of animal welfare studies focusing […]
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East Africa: EASTECO Driving Change in STI

East Africa: EASTECO Driving Change in STI By Mary Hearty With the East African Community (EAC) Regional Research Agenda acknowledging Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) as the key driver of sustainable socio-economic development, the East African Science and Technology Commission (EASTECO) has been doing a lot to entrench this in the region. So far, EASTECO […]
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Kenya Likely to Experience Heavy Rainfall in April

By Mary Hearty In the next three months, Kenya is most likely to experience enhanced rainfall, with most parts of the country expecting more intense rainfall in April. However, in the Coastal strip, the rainfall peak is expected in May. This is  according to the Kenya Metrological Department (KMD) weather outlook for March-April-May 2022 long […]
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Countries to Include Ocean Education in School Curricula by 2025

By Sharon Atieno Ocean education is to be included in the school curricula of the 193 Member States of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) by 2025. The announcement was made during the One Ocean Summit taking place in Brest, France. To achieve this goal, the organization is making available to public decision-makers […]
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Tanzania: Road Project to Open Markets, Build Economy

By Mary Hearty The newly launched Dodoma Outering road project will open markets for Tanzania, enabling the country to produce more and build the economy,”  Samia Suluhu Hassan, Tanzanian President said. She was speaking during the formal launch of the construction of the 112.3 kilometres road project which was flagged off by both Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina, […]
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AfDB Accelerating Economic Development in Senegal

By Gift Briton Over the last five decades, African Development Bank(AfDB) has delivered 116 projects worth $3.47 billion to Senegal, with the latest project being the Regional Express Train launched in December last year. Speaking at the state house in Dakar, where he received visiting AfDB’s head Dr Akinwumi Adesina, President Macky Sall commended the continent’s […]
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Crop Protection Tools Crucial for African Farmers

By Charity Wanja Pests and weeds are Paul Muriuki Mugambi’s biggest headache in is his five hectare piece of land located in Naru Moru , Lakipia County. Mugambi, who has specialized in export food crops such as baby corn and various types of peas is keen on good crop protection for a good harvest. The […]
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