A foster mothers’ tale of parenting a traumatized child

The small frail looking boy seated on the couch at the corner of the house is fully engrossed in what appears to be his favorite daytime activity - watching cartoons. His eyes fixated on...

Include women in forest management: African policy makers urged

African policy makers have been urged to consider partnerships with local communities, especially women in the implementation of policies on forest management. The scientists and policy makers, who converged in Kampala to share outcomes of...
Ade Adeyemi

Stakeholders look into how technology can reduce tobacco harm

Key stakeholders in the tobacco industry have come together in Kenya to discuss how new technologies can reduce tobacco harm and accelerate the journey to a smoke-free world. Under the conference, themed “Tobacco harm reduction: Towards...

New report urges greater use of decentralized renewable energy

Rural and vulnerable populations in developing countries could miss out on multiple wide-ranging benefits if they are forced to wait years, or even decades, to get access to electricity through first-ever power from the...
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Eyewitness sunglasses demystified: The Oakley Thump

Dennis Muigai Ngengi has become the mysterious eyewitness who has been seen on live media coverage of fatal accident scenes. Many have been asking whether it’s by coincidence that Ngengi is the same person who...

6 things you should know about Marburg virus

In recent world health news, three people in Uganda have died from the Marburg virus, a rare and infectious disease in the same family as the deadly Ebola virus. According to the World Health...
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How hired helps can pose a potential threat in your home

“Unfortunately, the fluid and unregulated nature of the industry means that your house help could well be a threat to your safety. We’ve noted several instances where domestic helps facilitated home break-ins by criminal...
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Report: Closing the health gap for Africa within a generation is achievable

Closing the health gap for Africa within a generation is achievable if opportunities afforded by a rapidly growing workforce are seized and if health systems are transformed to target the needs of individual countries...

The cost of elective politics: Two women speak

Tuesday night August 8, 2017. On that fateful day, having witnessed firsthand long queues of voters who animatedly turned out to support her Matayos parliamentary bid, Catherine Nakhabi Omanyo went to bed a "winner". Seldom...

African Continental FTA Negotiations – the end game

At their last summit, this July, the African presidents re-iterated their determination to launch the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) this year, that is, by December 2017. They directed that negotiations including on goods...
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