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President Kenyatta launches Youth Army To fight Malaria in Kenya

Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta, Thursday launched the Kenya Malaria Youth Army, a social movement that brings together young people from all the 47 counties of Kenya to champion malaria control and elimination in the country.  The Kenya Malaria Youth Army will support advocacy, communication, innovation, and community efforts geared towards ending malaria, improving maternal and

COVID-19 deaths in Africa surge more than 40% over previous week

Africa has recorded a 43% week-on-week rise in COVID-19 deaths, as hospital admissions increase rapidly and countries face shortages in oxygen and intensive care beds. Fatalities increased to 6273 in the week ending on 11 July 2021 from 4384 deaths in the previous week. Africa is now less than 1% shy of the weekly peak

New tech to improve material processing  

Case Study Danfoss, in support of engineering components provider BMG Electronics, an authorised DrivePro® service partner, has helped to assist DryTech International in its development of a unique wet screw feeder for use by a South African platinum mine processing plant and smelter situated in the Bushveld Region, within the Limpopo province. DryTech provides innovative

Organic farming comes to rescue rural farmers in Kenya from COVID-19 impacts

By Gitonga Njeru   John Mukumo Mwenda 45 is an organic farmer based in Eastern Kenya in his 45 acre farm in Tharaka Nithi County.  His farm is located 187 Kilometres or three and a half hours drive from Nairobi, the Kenyan capital. “I grow different crops on my farm but it entirely depends on

Coca Cola Greenwashing Campaign a threat to Kenya’s Plastic-Free ambitions

By Adelyn Wangusi Greenpeace Africa has blasted Coca Cola marketing for its plastic bottle  Sprite soft drink brand which is using a PET (polyethylene terephthalate)  as an solution to the country’s plastic crisis, has said: “Coca cola’s latest campaign is nothing short of greenwashing. Corporate capture in the production and distribution of plastic bottles cannot

33 former African Presidents appeal UK’s withdrawal of neglected tropical disease funding  

Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are a global success story, with 43 countries having eliminated an NTD. However, the UK government has decided to withdraw £150 million in funding to tackle these diseases – funding that would have delivered over 250 million treatments this year alone. In response, 33 former heads of state have called upon