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Kenya: Government commits to support research 

By Jacton Akoyo Kenya’s Deputy President Dr William Ruto said Tuesday that the Government is committed to supporting research through increased funding.  Speaking during the third Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD) International Conference and the 4th AfriGEO Symposium, Dr Ruto noted that the move would boost the quality of information and

Agriculture

Nigeria asked to double investment in the agricultural sector  

Dr Nteranya Sanginga, Director General of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) has advised Nigeria to double investment in the agricultural sector. In addition, Dr Sanginga said this should be backed by a vibrant rural infrastructural network development. “No matter our good intentions, we will not see a transformation in agriculture if we continue

Health

Kenya: Ministry concerned with rising drowning cases

By Gitonga Njeru in Thika, Kenya   The Ministry of Health in Kenya has announced that it will set up a task force responsible to reduce deaths associated with drowning, especially with cases involving young children under the age of ten. Health Cabinet Secretary, Cecily Kariuki confirmed that most of the deaths involve children under

Agriculture

Nigeria asked to double investment in the agricultural sector  

Dr Nteranya Sanginga, Director General of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) has advised Nigeria to double investment in the agricultural sector. In addition, Dr Sanginga said this should be backed by a vibrant rural infrastructural network development. “No matter our good intentions, we will not see a transformation in agriculture if we continue

Environment

Proposals to Resume Ivory Sales Roundly Defeated

Two proposals that would have resulted in a resumption of ivory sales by amending the CITES Appendices for the African elephant were roundly defeated today at CITES CoP 18.  Proposal 10 would have transferred elephants in Zambia from Appendix I to Appendix II but was amended on the floor to delete sales of raw ivory and include

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