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Nurses’ union says CoG and Health CS frustrating signing of CBA

Nurses’ union says CoG and Health CS frustrating signing of CBA

By Clifford Akumu Kenyan Nurses have revealed Friday that the Council of Governors and Health Cabinet Secretary are to blame for the ongoing nurses’ strike that has now entered its 135th day, one of the longest industrial action the country has ever witnessed. Kenya National Union of Nurses Secretary-General Seth Panyako said that the CoG led

Liquid Telecom and Ketraco partner to extend fibre network in seven countries

Internet service provider Liquid Telecom is set to extend its fibre optic cables to seven neighbouring countries in a move that is likely to reduce the regional cost of data following a Sh618 million deal signed with the Kenya Electricity Transmission Company (Ketraco). Ketraco entered into a 10-year contract with Liquid Telecom that will see

Kenyan Youths vouch for Ecological Farming

By George Okore   Kenyan students want their government to take urgent steps to safe-guard the country’s food security and protect consumers from the threats of a broken food system. Youths from eight Kenyan universities, joined other stakeholders in celebrating today’s World Food Day (WFD),  urged Kenyan government to putting in place policies that are

Some 100 nations provide little or no relief for patients in serious pain

  Millions of people who suffer serious physical or psychological suffering and need palliative care and pain relief do not get it, a Lancet study reveals. In the most comprehensive global analysis of palliative care ever conducted, The Lancet Commission of 35 experts shows that out of the 172 countries studied, 25 nations had almost

Toilets for $10 or Less are Accelerating Progress Towards A Major World Goal: Sanitation for All

The Water Innovation Engine, a pioneering partnership led by the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) to stimulate bold new ideas and approaches in the water sector has launched the global “Urban Sanitation Challenge” with the announcement of a multi-million-dollar investment in five projects in Africa, Asia and South America. The financial

Why “Namikonga” farmers’ variety can withstand devastating effects of deadly viral cassava disease

Scientists have now shed more light on how a farmers’ variety in Tanzania is able to tolerate the deadly viral Cassava Brown Streak Disease (CBSD) disease after infection, showing limited symptoms and impact on yield. The team have established that ‘Namikonga’ plants have a complex line of defense involving many biochemical pathways and genes that

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