Burera: Farmers trained to select healthy potato seeds finally making profits

Farmers in Burera District, Cyanika sector, Northern Province say that after undergoing training they are currently making profit by selecting and multiplying healthy potatoes seed stocks. The training known as positive selection is a simple practice in managing the quality of seed potato. It involves selecting healthy-looking, vigorous mother plants to obtain by themselves allowed […]
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Kenya Launches Initiative to Reduce Road Traffic Deaths, Injuries

Kenya Launches Initiative to Reduce Road Traffic Deaths, Injuries By Gift Briton Globally, over one million people die every year as a result of road traffic crashes with nearly 9 in 10 of these deaths occurring in low-and middle-income countries, costing them up to 3% of their gross domestic product, according to World Health Organization(WHO). Being among […]
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WHO Director-General Re-Elected to Serve Second Term

WHO Director-General Re-Elected to Serve Second Term By Mary Hearty Dr Tedros Adhanom, Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) has been re-elected by WHO member states to serve a second five-year term. His re-election was confirmed during the 75th World Health Assembly in Geneva, where he was termed as the sole candidate. The […]
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Kenya to Host Global Summit on Neglected Tropical Diseases

Kenya to Host Global Summit on Neglected Tropical Diseases By Sharon Atieno With over 1.7 billion people suffering from neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), most of them in Africa and other developing countries in Asia and Latin America, Kenya is set to host the global summit on NTDs which will run from May 29 – June […]
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Nyandarua County Launches Forest Landscape Restoration Strategy

Nyandarua County Launches Forest Landscape Restoration Strategy By Sharon Atieno In a first of its kind in Kenya, Nyandarua County has launched its Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR) Strategy which will run from 2021-2030. With the forest cover in Nyandarua county already surpassing the country’s 7% cover at 20%, the ten- year plan seeks to restore […]
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WHO Urges Vigilance as Non-Endemic Countries Report Monkeypox Cases

WHO Urges Vigilance as Non-Endemic Countries Report Monkeypox Cases By Mary Hearty With the emerging reported cases of monkeypox even in non-endemic countries, the World Health Organization (WHO) has urged the public to be on the alert for signals related to patients presenting with symptoms of the disease which include an abnormal rash that progresses […]
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Kenya Achieves 10% National Tree Cover Target

Kenya Achieves 10% National Tree Cover Target By Sharon Atieno Kenya has reached the 10% national tree cover target and surpassed it, Julius Kamau, Chief Conservator of Forests says. Speaking at Ol-Kalou at the unveiling of Nyandarua County’s Strategic Plan on Forest Landscape Restoration, Kamau said that the country’s tree cover is now at 12%. […]
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Astrazeneca Vaccine Approved in the EU as Third Dose Booster

Astrazeneca Vaccine Approved in the EU as Third Dose Booster The European Union (EU) has approved the use of AstraZeneca’s (www.AstraZeneca.com) COVID-19 vaccine as a third dose booster in adults. According to the approval by the European Medicine Agency (EMA), healthcare professionals can now use AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine as a third dose booster in patients previously given […]
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Kenya: International NGO, Partners Launch Three Days Water Campaign

Kenya: International NGO, Partners Launch Three Days Water Campaign By Sharon Atieno The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)-Kenya and its partners have launched a three day awareness raising campaign for water in Naivasha under the theme: Water is everybody’s business. The campaign, running from 23rd-25th May, focuses on reminding the public of the incredible […]
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Agenda 2063:Africa Must Leverage on Opportunities Offered by Cities, Rural Hinterlands

Agenda 2063:Africa Must Leverage on Opportunities Offered by Cities, Rural Hinterlands By Fredrick  Odiero  As the Africities Summit concluded in Kisumu, Kenya, the continent was urged to leverage on the huge opportunities offered by small and intermediary cities and their rural hinterlands and implement a more balanced spatial distribution of economic activities and jobs creation […]
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