China’s achievements and experience in poverty alleviation

By Eric Biegon in Sichuan, China  “We must eradicate the poverty that exists in our minds before we can eradicate it in the regions we govern before we can help the people and the nation...

Bringing African folktales to life

By BBC Folktales and the art of traditional storytelling are in danger of being lost and Nairobi-based performer Maïmouna Jallow is on a mission to reverse the trend. But on her journey to revive the...

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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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...

Kenyan invents, patents “world’s first” pedal boat

By Ruth Wamboi As countries take steps to go green with the aim of reducing emissions, innovations that are powered by alternative means other than fossil fuels are on the rise. Kenya is among nations...

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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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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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...

Kenya launches treatment protocol for substance use disorders

By Margaret Kalekye The Kenyan government has launched a revised “National Protocol for Treatment of Substance Use Disorders, 2017.” The Ministry of Health says the protocol will standardize and enhance the delivery of drug treatment services...

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...
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