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Blue Economy: Busia County to promote bamboo growing

By Checky Abuje Kenya’s focus on the blue economy is now getting on track with the adoption of the strategy by the department of Kenya Forestry Services Busia County which has chosen to advance the planting of bamboo planting along the River Nzoia bed. Speaking to Africa Science News reporter at the border county of

Digital health technology could improve quality, patient safety in Africa

Despite high death rates due to injury, less than half of the Africans have access to modern health facilities, According to experts, a majority of these cases could be avoidable through the implementation of digital health technology, with out-of-hospital care and monitoring forecasted to grow globally by 30 per cent to cross the $25 billion

African Union honours FAO’s Director-General

The African Union (AU) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on Monday awarded FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva with a special certificate of recognition for his contribution towards the eradication of hunger in Africa and the sustainable development of the continent’s agriculture sectors. “His (Graziano da Silva’s) passion for the Zero Hunger vision and relentless leadership

Bill Gates to deliver remarks at the AU Summit 2019

Bill Gates, Co-Chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, will deliver remarks at the African Union Summit 2019 and the first annual Africa Leadership Meeting set for Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Speaking to an audience of Heads of State and Government, representatives of the African Union and business leaders, Gates will highlight the remarkable progress

African Union Commission signs a MOU with CAFOR

The African Union(AU)  and the Coalition on Media and Education for Development Africa Forum (CAFOR) signed on 18 January 2019 a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to guide cooperation to enhance the integration of global SDGs and continental Agenda 2063 and its sectorial policy frameworks in education development, into country-level policy and implementation. These frameworks include

Ghana’s First Lady picked Nutrition Champion

Ghana’s first lady Rebecca Akufo-Addo has been made a Nutrition Champion by the African Leaders for Nutrition on Monday in acknowledgement of her work and commitment to sound nutrition and the wellbeing of mothers and infants. The ALN initiative is a platform for high-level advocacy and engagement to advance nutrition in Africa, endorsed by the

Kenya: NCDs leading cause of death of older people, Global AgeWatch Insights report reveals

The number of deaths attributable to non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in Kenya is on the rise, according to the Kenya findings of Global AgeWatch Insights 2018, a new report from HelpAge International and AARP. Kenya has seen an increase of cases of non-communicable diseases, with the Ministry of Health reporting they are responsible for over 55%

 Climate change: Plan to end Drought on African Farms  

With news from last week’s global climate talks in Poland looking ominous for African farmers, a high-level group of African agricultural experts gathered in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on Thursday to accelerate farmer access to innovations that can sustainably increase food production—even as temperatures rise and weather extremes and crop pests become more common. The event,

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