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Mass poisoning in Limpopo National park

By Don Pinnock The ongoing Asian demand for lion bones has led to an horrific wildlife poisoning in the Limpopo National Park, just over the Mozambican border from Kruger Park. A mere two kilometres from the Machampane tourist camp, a research team came across the carcases of two nyala, a warthog and an impala laced

Land clean-up awareness rising among SA firms

South African business is waking up to the challenges of soil and water contamination, creating potential for much broader corporate action to identify risks and manage contaminated land. This positive perspective comes from Jan Rasmussen, Partner within the contaminated site management practice at the African operations of ERM, the global sustainability consultancy. Rasmussen says established

Kenyans to match against cancer

By Henry Opondo All gather in Nairobi on Sunday morning as the Kenya Chapter of Globe-athon 2016 organises a match against cancer. The walk will cover between 3.5 to 10 kilometres. The event, that is happening simultaneously in 80 countries and 200 cities will seek seeks to improve awareness, early screening and detection of cancers

UK Aims to Drive Renewable Energy Investment in Kenya

By Erick Akasa More than 100 investors from the United Kingdom (UK) and Kenya Thursday met in Nairobi for the United Kingdom-Kenya Renewable Energy Conference (REC100) which focused on unlocking Kenya’s renewable energy potential by stimulating new investments to achieve the national goal of adding 5000MW of installed energy capacity by 2017. According to Eng.

Software piracy takes a heavy toll on East African businesses

Small and Medium Businesses in East Africa are beginning to open their eyes to the risks of pirated software and the benefits of legally licensed software, yet the rates of software piracy in the region still remain high. That’s according to Billy Owino, Regional Director for Sage East Africa who says that software piracy undermines

Lancet Series reveals Africa’s undoing

Under investment in early childhood development could be the reason for Africa’s under development, the latest new Lancet series, Advancing Early Childhood Development: from Science to Scale released Tuesday. The Series reveals that early childhood development interventions that promote nurturing care—health, nutrition, responsive caregiving, security and safety, and early learning—may cost as little as 50

CITES move to stump out wildlife Cybercrime

Delegates at the CoP17 of CITES have today in South Africa ratified the commitment to stamp out illegal online wildlife trade. The Decision by the 183 State Parties requires all Parties to take a raft of measures to ensure that cybercrime is stopped, bring together governments, enforcers and online tech companies, in a common mission

KEMRI to roll out research on Jigger menace in Busia County

By Cheki Abuje The Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) Alupe will conduct scientific research on the jigger menace in Busia County to ascertain why it had remained resistant even after hygiene solutions have been found. KEMRI chairperson Dr Lilian Apadet said the institution will invest Sh224m set aside for the research to unravel the mystery

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