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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UNEP, Religious Leaders Call for Climate-Responsible Financing

UNEP, Religious Leaders Call for Climate-Responsible Financing By Gift Briton A joint appeal report signed by United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) and religious leaders has called upon financial service providers to invest money on activities that provide solutions to the existing threat of climate change. According to the organizations, aligning financial investments with environmentally and […]
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Varsities Making Strides in Ventilator Innovations

Varsities Making Strides in Ventilator Innovations By Gift Briton At the onset of COVID-19 pandemic, Kenya only had about 500 ventilators serving over five million people. When the pandemic hit the country, ventilators were on high demand and commanded high prices creating urgent need to for more and affordable ventilators. It is against this background […]
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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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Education Scholarship to Benefit 85 Underprivileged High School Students

Education Scholarship to Benefit 85 Underprivileged High School Students By Sharon Atieno “If I had not gotten this scholarship, I would probably be married by now like the rest of the girls in my village who get married at an early age,” narrates an elated Habiba Mohammed, a third year journalism student at Multimedia University […]
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Science Africa’s Editor-in-Chief Feted

Science Africa’s Editor-in-Chief Feted By Mary Hearty Science Africa’s Editor-in-Chief, Otula Owuor has received a Lifetime Achievement Award for his outstanding contribution in science journalism in Kenya. This happened during the 10th Annual Journalism Excellence Awards (AJEA) held in Nairobi by the Media Council of Kenya. The awards given since 2012 for print, broadcast and now […]
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Underutilized Crops, Animal Species adding Value to African Porridge

Underutilized Crops, Animal Species adding Value to African Porridge By Mary Hearty The African porridge- made from cereal grains – is one of the staple African foods as it is consumed in most households as a weaning food for infants, nourishment for nursing mothers, the elderly and patients; a go-to breakfast, refreshment, and for some, a main meal. […]
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COVID-19: Forests Can Help in World Economic Recovery

COVID-19: Forests Can Help in World Economic Recovery By Gift Briton With more than half of the world’s gross domestic product ($84.4 trillion in 2020) dependent upon ecosystem services including those provided by forests, the global economic recovery is rooted in forests, a new report finds. According to the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), […]
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Locally Made Water Purification System Registering Positive Results

Locally Made Water Purification System Registering Positive Results By Mary Hearty Safe and readily available water remains important for public health, whether it is used for drinking, domestic use, food production or recreational purposes. Yet, it is estimated that about 115 people in Africa die every hour from diseases linked to poor sanitation, poor hygiene […]
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Digital Lime Calculator to Boost Crop Yields in Acidic Soils

Digital Lime Calculator to Boost Crop Yields in Acidic Soils By Gift Briton With soil acidity being a major problem facing tea farming mainly in central parts of Kenya, the issue of how much lime to apply in order to raise the soil pH to the required levels has been a big challenge to most farmers. […]
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