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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

Yellow fever vaccination campaign: DRC vaccinates more than 10 M people

The largest emergency vaccination campaign against yellow fever ever attempted in Africa, came to an end on 5 September 2016 with more than 10.6 million people in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) vaccinated against the lethal disease. In just ten days, 7 807 653 people were vaccinated in the capital city of Kinshasa, most

African Agriculture improves, AGRA Report reveals

A decade of intense domestic attention to farmers and food production has generated “the most successful development effort” in African history, with countries that made the biggest investments rewarded with sizeable jumps in both farm productivity and overall economic performance, according to a new report released today by the Alliance for a Green Revolution in

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