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14 Feb 2017 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

Scientists are calling for urgent action to contain the spread of a pest that is destroying maize crops and spreading rapidly across Africa.

Researchers tracking a crop-destroying caterpillar known as the fall armyworm say it is now spreading rapidly across mainland Africa and could reach tropical Asia and the Mediterranean in the next few years, threatening agricultural trade.

The fall armyworm moth has dark-gray, mottled forewings with light and dark splotches, and a noticeable white spot near the extreme end of each.

25 May 2016 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

Leaders meet in Zambia for African Development Bank conference.

By BERNARD MWINZI

LUSAKA

Former United Nations secretary-general Kofi Annan yesterday urged African leaders to invest in “nutrition-smart” agriculture to end the continent’s malnutrition problem.

17 Jan 2016 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

By WALTER MENYA

More than a decade after the international criminal court came into existence, it now has permanent premises. What does this mean to you?

The new premises are a milestone in the life of the court. I have been part of the ICC project from even before the Rome conference in 1998.

Looking back 20 years, I don’t think there were a lot of people around who could have foreseen the immense progress that has been made since.

Today we have an iconic building that serves as a symbol for international criminal justice.

11 Aug 2015 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

In Summary

  • Africa now stands on the brink of being polio-free. Our collective efforts to combat polio have left vital lessons that we must build upon to ensure that no child dies from vaccine-preventable diseases.

  • Health workers have been the true heroes of Africa’s polio programme. Daily, they overcome conflict, trek through marshlands to reach remote villages, and build trust with communities to ensure that all children receive life-saving polio vaccines.

11 Jul 2014 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

In Summary

  • The satellite will provide real time images and information on weather for the respective governments.

  • The Sh21million satellite station has been funded by Google Foundation and stationed at the Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development.

Kenya is among countries in Eastern and Southern Africa that will be served by a new satellite tracking system.

The satellite will provide real time images and information on weather for the respective governments.

23 May 2013 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

By JOHN NJIRU jnjiru@ke.nationmedia.com
Posted Tuesday, May 21 2013 at 10:46

In Summary

  • Initiative is a partnership between Ericsson and Refugees United to find new ways of reconnecting refugees with their family members.
  • The competition will be held on three weekends ahead of World Refugee Day on June 20.

Kenya mobile application developers have been given an opportunity to unite refugee families separated due to conflict, war and disaster.

27 Mar 2013 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

By LUCAS BARASA lbarassa@ke.nationmedia.com
Posted Thursday, March 28 2013 at 14:33

An agency aimed at facilitating and improving regional health sectors in east Africa was launched in Kigali, Rwanda on Thursday with a call on governments to partner for the benefit of the community.

The East African Health Platform (EAHP) is also geared towards institutional development and harmonisation of policies and legislation aligned to the health undertakings in the region.

17 May 2012 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

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By DAVE OPIYO

Kenya and other African countries have been urged to stop begging for food aid as it is an affront on their dignity, a report says.

The region, says the United Nations’ African Human Development 2012 report, had ample land, water and a favourable climate to grow its own food.