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Greenpeace lauds Kenya’s move on biodiversity

Greenpeace Africa has commended the Kenya government’s pledge to plant 1.8 billion trees by 2022 as efforts to reverse biodiversity loss in the country. Greenpeace Africa’s Campaigner, Amos Wemanya healthy ecosystems are vital for humans’ survival and wellbeing and added that biodiversity loss and degradation undermine the provision of valuable services such as the supply

COVID-19: Real food grown real good

By Wairimu Muthike As the Covid-19 crisis unfolds, production and access of safe and nutritious food to complement preventative measures is paramount. Good food boosts immunity and the body’s ability to ward off and recover from illnesses. As urban dwellers increasingly rely on urban producers for food supply, the safety of these foods becomes a critical

COVID-19: Medical technology partnership to advance healthcare delivery in South Africa 

South African healthcare practice management software provider, EZMed and specialised virtual healthcare technology platform, USA-based Medici, today formally announced a partnership that will help advance healthcare delivery in South Africa.  The EZMed and Medici platform is the first of its kind in South Africa and combines the best of virtual consulting technology with the backend

Enabling digitally-led trade growth is a key opportunity

By Vinod Madhavan  The Covid-19 outbreak is set to significantly impact trade growth for the year as countries limit physical movement to curb the virus spread. While the health crisis undoubtedly has vast negative implications for global trade processes, it is one that could be turned into an opportunity as it provides the political and

COVID-19: Pan-Africanism at an all-time high for continent’s youth, a new survey finds

While Africa Day (May 25th), the official day of the African Union (AU) marking intercontinental unity, takes place solemnly in 2020 on the backdrop of the continued outbreak of COVID-19 (coronavirus), a recent study of Africa’s youth has showcased continent-wide resiliency, institutional trust, cohesion and collective ‘Afro-Optimism’ in facing the challenges ahead. The results of

COVID-19 to complicate the hunger situation in East Africa

The dire socio-economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic may more than double. The number of hungry people in East Africa and the Horn over the next three months could thanks to the double threats of the locusts and COVID-19. An estimated 20 million people already faced acute food insecurity in nine countries before COVID-19 arrived

CM.com Expands its presence in East Africa

Leading Netherlands-based mobile services company, CM.com, talks of its strategic move of opening an office in Kenya to serve its wide range of customers in a localised way. Always at the forefront of connecting people in new and unique ways, CM.com recently increased its global footprint by launching in Kenya on 1 May 2020. By hiring local Country Manager

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