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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Cervical Cancer Screening Saves Lives

By Daniel Wako Cervical cancer is the fourth most common cancer among women globally, as per the World Health Organization (WHO), with an estimated 604 000 new cases and 342 000 deaths in 2020 alone. About 90% of the new cases and deaths worldwide occurred in low- and middle-income countries. In Kenya,  a 2021 report  by Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) Information Centre says […]
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Africa Lagging behind in Malaria Elimination

By Sharon Atieno Though malaria remains a significant threat to health and  development in Africa, the continent is not on target to eradicate the disease by 2030, World Malaria Report finds. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates for Africa, there were 232 million cases (96% of global total) and 611, 802 (98% of global total) […]
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Slash and Burn Agriculture Threatens Ant Species

By Aziza Atieno Swidden agriculture, commonly known as slash and burn agriculture, affects ant species variety in the degraded land, a new study reveals. According to the study by Dr Elizabeth Finch,a Scientist at the Centre for Agriculture and Bioscience International (CABI), degradation due to swidden agriculture leads to a reduction in native ant species diversity and an […]
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Commonwealth, WHO Sign MoU to Strengthen Health Cooperation

By Sharon Atieno With the COVID-19 pandemic putting immense pressure on global health systems especially in developing countries, the Commonwealth Secretariat and the World Health Organization (WHO) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) committing to strengthening their collaboration on public health issues affecting Commonwealth member states and governments. Some of the priority issues include […]
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More Investment Needed in African Healthcare, Adesina Says

By Muia Thomas Africa needs to build a defense mechanism against external shocks, especially in healthcare and financial security, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, the African Development Bank Group President says. “Investing in health is investing in national security,” he said while addressing the African leaders at the opening of the 35th African Union Assembly in Addis Ababa. “Africa cannot afford […]
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Strategic Management Plan, Kenya Makes Strides in Fight against Pests, Weeds

By Aziza Atieno Kenya has launched the strategy for the management of Migratory and Invasive Pests and Weeds in collaboration with the World Bank and the Food and Agriculture Organization(FAO) among other stakeholders. This strategy was developed in an effort to provide a long term solution to the emergency crisis brought about by the desert locust […]
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Kenya Launches Strategic Management Plan for Migratory, Invasive Pests, Weeds

By Sharon Atieno Prompted by the desert locust invasion which posed severe food insecurity in the affected counties, Kenya has launched the Migratory and Invasive Pests and Weeds Management Strategy. The five-year strategy which runs from 2022 to 2027 has identified seven priority pillars for a comprehensive migratory pest management system and will provide a […]
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$27.39m Grant for Ghana’s Renewable Energy Investments

By Rachael Joan The Board of Directors of the African Development Fund approved a $27.39 million grant to Ghana for the development of renewable energy investments in the mini grid and net metering space. According to the press release, the project involves the development of 35 mini grids, 400 standalone solar photovoltaic systems in schools […]
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