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New 2018 cancer figures shed spotlight on Tobacco-Cancer burden link

By Henry Opondo The latest rising figures of new cancer cases by the the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) on Wednesday spotlight the link between tobacco usage and the disease that continues to kill millions of people worldwide. According to the figures, lung cancer, variously associated with tobacco use, ranks as the leading

Africa’s agricultural progress: Political support more crucial than seeds, weather and soil, says new Report

Lack of political will by government leaders more than farm inputs continue to stem Africa’s agricultural development and its contribution to spark widespread economic growth across the continent, a major new study released today by the Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA). The report, “Catalyzing State Capacity to Drive Agricultural Transformation,” is the most

Vipers: Kenya, China sign pact to restrict illegal trade

By Gitonga Njeru in Kenya Kenya and China have forged a partnership in restricting the illegal trade of rare vipers. The vipers are illegally trafficked and sold in China to cartels and criminals. The Kenya-China partnership has been influenced under the United Nations Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora

World cassava conference holds 11-15 June in Cotonou

The Global Cassava Partnership for the 21 century (GCP21) will hold a world conference on cassava in Cotonou, Republic of Benin, 11-15 June 2018. The conference is the fourth in a series coming after previous ones in Bellagio, Uganda and China, and will feature the latest results from research and innovation in cassava value chain.

Nigeria suffers 1M preventable stillbirths and infant deaths annually due to Group B Streptococcus infection

Close to 1 million children in Nigeria die due to Group B Streptococcus (GBS) bacteria infections,  new findings of a new research supplement published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases, and launched at the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Annual Meeting in Baltimore.   Led by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical

South Africa’s Rhino Auction – selling a Bloody Harvest for Profit

Experts say South Africa’s first ever legal auction of rhinoceros horn will enrich few, and is likely to speed the road to extinction for one of the world’s most endangered species. The auction takes place on Monday. “This sale of rhino horn is inexcusable,” said Dr Joseph Okori, Director forSouthern Africa of the International Fund

Africa acts on distressed migration of youth

A high-level symposium of Africa’s interior, environment and foreign affairs ministers held in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, warned that ignoring the plight of jobless young people in sub-Saharan Africa is a recipe for political instability and global insecurity. They called for support to create land-based jobs in the rural areas to ward off the temptation for

New Initiative takes Kenya mangoes to Chinese market

By George Okore A link between Kenya Agribusiness and Agroindustry Alliance and Chinese Chambers of Commerce in East Africa will see local farmers access international market. Over 20,000 Kenya mangoes famers countrywide are expected to benefit. Chairman of Chinese Chamber of Commerce in East Africa William Wu Zhuo said at the launch that Kenyan-grown mangoes

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