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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

Kenya gets Euros 4 billion for Western region ecosystem rehabilitation

By Cheki Abuje The Kenyan government has received more than 3.5 billion Euros grant from the European Union towards the rehabilitation of Ecosystems in the western region. The money will be channeled through the Kenya water towers program within the ministry of environment, water and natural resources. The project will cover 11 counties across the

CIMMYT to lead platform to modernize crop, livestock breeding for the developing world

BY Erick Akasa CGIAR and the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) have jointly announced the launch of an alliance to accelerate crop improvement targeted at the developing world. According to Marianne Bänziger, CIMMYT’s deputy director general for research and partnerships and convener of the Initiative, recent advances in genomics, breeding and information technologies

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