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WHO: access to HIV medicines severely impacted by COVID-19 as AIDS response stalls

By Henry Opondo Seventy-three countries have warned that they face the risk of stock-outs of antiretroviral (ARV) medicines as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new WHO survey conducted ahead of the International AIDS Society’s biannual conference. Twenty-four countries reported having either a critically low stock of ARVs or disruptions in the

Is COVID-19 killing East Africa Wildlife Conservation?

By Checky Abuje   Covid19 is threatening East Africa with Wildlife conservation and experts now claim the sector is at the verge of collapse due to limited or no activities thanks to stringent measures governments have put in place to mitigate the spread. The reduced activities have on the other hand given room to poaching and

Global climate solutions: African clean energy pioneers drive Post-COVID-19 green recovery

The Togolese Rural Electrification and Renewable Energy Agency (AT2ER) was announced as the winner of Ashden’s System Innovation for Energy Access Award as four other projects from Africa offering climate solutions earned global recognition in the prestigious annual Ashden Awards this year. AT2ER’s public-private partnership is set to electrify 300,000 rural homes by 2022 and

COVID-19: AU receives 10 M EUR from the EU

The African Union has received EUR 10 million funding from the European Union (EU) to implement a joint int Continental Strategy for COVID-19. The funding is the initial contribution by Team Europe to the continental action against COVID-19. H.E. Ambassador Ranieri Sabatucci, Head of the EU Delegation to the African Union, and Dr John Nkengasong,

Small holder farmers in Busia set to benefit from soya bean project

By Checky Abuje Soya bean farming has in the recent past become the centre of focus and attraction to various stakeholders in the agricultural sector including Anglican Development Services (ADS) where more than 2000 farmers from Busia county are set to venture into and benefit from that food chain after a three year partnership deal

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

Body plots to bolster cassava seed system in Africa

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture and its partners are working to provide African cassava farmers with regular and reliable access to high quality planting materials to boost yields and incomes Speaking ahead of the launch of the Building an Economically Sustainable, Integrated Cassava Seed System (BASICS) programme, Dr Nteranya Sanginga, Director General, International Institute

One Acre Fund to boost food security in Western Kenya  

By Checky Abuje The One- Acre Fund initiative has pledged to support the county government of Busia and by extension Western, Kenya boosts food security situation currently dwindling following the natural calamities like floods that have recently hit the region leaving agriculture and agricultural activities in limbo. According to One-Acre Fund Public Relation Officer, Lilian

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