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High cost of cybercrime in Africa cause for concern

African businesses need to prioritise data protection and enhance enterprise security to mitigate the high cost of cyberattacks. Ken Munyi, Country Manager at iWayAfrica Kenya (inset) says the millions of cyberattacks that take place every year across the continent are cause for concern, particularly for Africa’s larger economies such as South Africa and Nigeria, as

African smallholder farmers get insurance worth $ 1.5 m after low rainfall

Poor rainfall in parts of Africa has triggered the largest insurance pay-out to date for vulnerable farmers under an innovative climate risk management scheme known as the R4 Rural Resilience Initiative (R4). Farmers participating in R4 – launched by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and Oxfam America in 2011 – will receive insurance

WHO urges action to tackle malnutrition, Universal Health Coverage

Undernutrition, obesity and diet-related noncommunicable diseases are leading to catastrophic costs to individuals, to communities and to national healthcare systems in Africa, experts attending a meeting in Nairobi, Kenya on nutritional status said Wednesday. Every year, they said, it is estimated that 11 million Africans fall into poverty due to high out-of-pocket payments for healthcare.

Nairobi meet to explore Africa climate change technologies 

By Herman Opondo Representatives from government, private sector, and finance and research institutions will gather in Nairobi, Kenya, 9–10 April 2018 to deliberate on climate change technology transfer. Organised by the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), a founding United Nations Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) consortium partner, the meeting will be held during Africa Climate

Kenya Pledges Support for Harm Reduction in Africa

By George Okore Kenya is committed to fund interventions that fight the menace of drug misuse, Health Minister Sicily Kariuki said. Speaking at the First Eastern Africa Harm Reduction Conference (1st EAHRC), Ms Kariuki (see photo) said the Ministry of Health will continue to provide financial resources for these interventions. She noted that research shows

Experts call for sustainable exploitation of natural products

 By Patrick Amunavi Researchers, scholars and herbal medicine practitioners drawn from various countries in Eastern and Central African region have emphasized the contribution of research and information sharing towards sustainable exploitation of the natural products. They highlighted Africa’s potential to harness indigenous knowledge and practices while at the same time, advancing the science of natural products.

Plan to save wetlands in Kenya, Uganda

By Cheki Abuje   The global Environmental Conservation entity – International Crane Foundation (ICF) in collaboration with International Crane Conservation (ICC)-Kenya Chapter have swiftly moved in to save the endangered wildlife species from destruction in Kenya and Uganda Wetlands occasioned by human activities. Speaking in Western Kenya at Sio-Siteko Wetlands in Busia County, the East

Kenya launches Agency to Regulate Veterinary Medicines

  A new agency to oversee the regulation of all veterinary medicinal products in Kenya has officially been launched.   The Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) is now mandated to oversee the manufacture, importation, exportation, registration, distribution, prescription and dispensing of veterinary medicines. Previously, this role fell under the Pharmacy and Poisons Board (PPB) and the

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