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Maternal Health: New Lancet Series challenges African governments to do more

Although Africa recorded reduced rates of deaths in pregnancy and childbirth by 45 per cent between 1990 when the MDGs were enacted and 2015 when they ended, there is however still much to do across Sub Saharan Africa to improve the health and survival of mothers – and their babies, a new Series published by the Lancet this week reveals.

Spend to save: Investing in environment boosts national economies

When environment-related public spending is compared to the much-larger economic costs of environmental damage, governments tend to sit up and take notice – and invest more in sustainability. Depending on the country, public expenditure ranges from 15-60 per cent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Generally, only a few per cent of this is directed towards

How bodies use HIV funds

Most of the non-governmental organizations that specialize in HIV/AIDS and health management cannot account for most funds allocated to them. Most of the funds are spent on unnecessary conferences and per diems, corruption monitoring agencies say. According to Transparency International (TI) Kenyan chapter and the NGO Co-ordination Board of Kenya, the organizations only account for

Elephants in crisis – it looks much worse than we thought

The recent update from the Great Elephant Census (GEC), which has been underway across the African continent over the past two years paints a doom and gloom picture for the future of Africa’s elephants. The census has recently released a report suggesting that, in the seven year period between 2007 and 2014, Africa’s elephant population

“zero 3” Smartphone Targets Kenyan Youth

Global mobile phone manufacturer, Infinix Mobility recently launched their latest smartphone, the Infinix Zero 3 smartphone, in the Kenyan market targeting the ballooning middle class tier of the Kenyan economy as well as the youth constituency. Speaking at the launch event of the smartphone at a Nairobi hotel today, Infinix Kenya Country Manager Carter Tang

East African nations race to become region’s first oil exporter

Significant onshore oil discoveries in Uganda and Kenya and offshore gas discoveries in Tanzania and Mozambique have made East Africa a subject of intense interest among the global energy industry. The speed at which governments in East Africa are developing hydrocarbon reserves is a clear indication of their will to cement the region’s reputation as

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