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Leaders put heads together against climate change

By Joseph Checky Abuje   Participants at a climate change meeting convened by Kenya Climate Change Working Group ( have called for integrated approaches at all levels of governance internationally, nationally, and locally as a measure to mitigate climate change effects, that is giving the world’s sleepless nights. According to the speakers, there is

The rising level of fake medicine worries Africa

  By Joseph Checky Abuje   The rising level of fake medicines across Africa has governments worried about the health of their citizens. Sources at a meeting of health experts noted that quality-assured medicine is critical for the diagnostic and treatment of diseases. In 2019, the continent established the African Medicines Agency (AMA) 2019

8 in 10 young Africans want WIFI as a fundamental human right

On Human Rights Day, a recently published pan-African survey of young people finds that the vast majority (78%) believe that access to Wi-Fi and Internet connectivity should be a fundamental human right, while over eight in ten (81%) indicated that it is “…technology that will change the fortunes of Africa”. These findings ultimately suggest that

Agroecology a pathway to building sustainable food systems even during covid-19 pandemic

 Kenyan scientists are fronting agroecological farming approaches as a pathway to building affordable and resilient food systems. Agroecology principles is a diversified farming system that aims for longer-term sustainability of the natural ecosystem and social livelihoods besides the production of safe and sufficient food. “Having agroecology embedded in existing agricultural, food, environmental and climate change

Kenya committed to tap into the Blue economy  

By Henry N. Opondo Kenya’s President has said the central government will support counties that border the Indian Ocean, lakes, and rivers to put in place elaborate plans to tap into the promising Blue Economy. President Uhuru Kenyatta said Kenya is proactively implementing policies aimed at tackling the challenge of water pollution especially from plastic

Nigeria: Agricultural Council trains seed agents

The National Agricultural Seeds Council (NASC) has trained 38 third party seed certifying agents in Kogi and Benue States, as part of efforts to ensure the effective regulation of the seed industry and offer farmers easy access to seed certification. The training, which was conducted in the framework of the Building an Economically Sustainable Integrated