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Despite some success, bad laws and discrimination undermining AIDS response

Despite the successful repeal of the HIV criminalization laws by the governments of Kenya, Malawi, Ghana, and Zimbabwe, discrimination against vulnerable and marginalized communities is still seriously hampering the global effort to tackle the HIV epidemic. This is according to a groundbreaking new report by the Global Commission on HIV and the Law. According to

AU, Educators on peace-building exchange programme in Japan

High-level officials from the African Union and teacher educators from Sahel countries are going to Japan for training and exchange on peace-building and youth empowerment, from 25 July 2018 to 8 August 2018. UNESCO International Institute for Capacity Building in Africa (IICBA) has been working on peace-building in Africa with support from the Government of

JKUAT to Host MTAWA’s Women in Science Workshop

By Patrick Amunavi Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) and the Mentoring Network of African Women in Academia (MTAWA) have organised a two-day workshop (July 24 –25, 2018) focused on equipping of women scholars/graduates for their academic and professional advancement in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) and related fields. The international workshop

IITA, Washington University in St. Louis to jointly tackle poverty and hunger

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and the Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL) are exploring areas of collaboration that would address poverty, hunger, and youth unemployment in Africa. The plan is to leverage on the strengths and expertise of the two institutions to solve vexing constraints to Africa’s development. The resolve for a

Pharmaceutical Society of Kenya pledges to support KEMSA to improve access to quality medical commodities in the counties

Pharmaceutical Society of Kenya (PSK) has pledged to work closely with Kenya Medical Supplies Agency, KEMSA’s new Chief Executive Officer Dr. Jonah Manjari Mwangi to increase access to quality medical commodities in the counties. A PSK delegation led by their President Dr. Louis Machogu observed that it was not only important to have an efficient

Ensure Safe and Healthy Food for Citizens, Greenpeace Africa Urges Kenya’s Government

In response to news that some of Kenya’s imported sugar contains dangerous elements such as copper and lead; and that fertilisers sold to farmers in Kenya are reported to be laced with harmful mercury, Greenpeace Africa has called on the government of Kenya to act now – Food for life Campaigner, Claire Nasike has said: