Achieving an African Continental Free Trade Area with Content

As Africa launches its massive Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) on 21 March 2018 in Kigali at an extra-ordinary Summit of the African Union to be hosted by President Paul Kagame, the most important...
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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...

Life and times of Nicholas Biwott

By Anthony Kaikai Nicholas Kipyator arap Biwott will be remembered by many as a prominent Kenyan businessman and politician. As a civil servant and later a Member of Parliament, he held several senior ministerial and government...

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...

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...

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...

Kenya’s struggle with drought bites hard as families struggle to cope

By Brenda Kiprono-The little known Kuikui village located in Barwessa, welcomes you to the harsh drought reality that residents of Baringo County have had to shoulder for some time now. It is here that...

Poor parenting blamed for juvenile crime

By Carol Kamau 'Children committing crime. Children should be described as innocent, faultless, little angels that should be shielded from the harsh realities of life. But like everything else in life there is always an...

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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