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Fifty die of hunger in Ethiopia amid aid freeze

More than 50 people have died in Ethiopia's northern Tigray and Amhara regions amid drought and an aid freeze, local officials have told the...

Environmentalists want more funds for ASAL counties

A section of leaders and environmentalists from Garissa County is calling on the National Government to commit more funds to ASAL counties since they...

Drought mitigation boost as Japan donates water trucks

Kenya’s drought mitigation measures got a major boost after the Government of Japan, through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) donated brand new high-capacity...

Asal counties set for Ksh 19.6B state-backed economic initiative 

Twenty one counties categorised as Arid and Semi Arid Lands (ASAL) will be the beneficiaries of a Ksh 19.6 billion ($140m) project that targets...

Hunger crisis threatens retention of learners in Kwale, Kilifi schools

By Margaret Kalekye A daily lunch of boiled maize and beans is barely considered a decent meal, but for many vulnerable school-going children in drought-stricken...

Over 7 million children in Horn of Africa malnourished-UNICEF

The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has disclosed that more than seven million children under the age of five remain malnourished and in need of...

Persistent drought cuts economic growth to 4.8pc

Lack of rainfall for the better part of last year leading to severe drought subdued Kenya’s economic growth as the economy expanded just 4.8pc...

Pastoralists in Garissa embrace farming amid biting drought

An unprecedented multi-season drought has brought threats of starvation in many parts of Kenya. The situation is even worse in Northern parts of the...


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