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farmers

Kenyan farmers in coastal region turn to high value crops

Kenya's coastal region has for decades been associated with endemic food insecurity, but the situation has changed thanks to the adoption of high yielding...
NCCE

NCCE Challenge will Feature 20 Tertiary Institutions

The National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) has launched the Second Edition of the University Civic Challenge Competition in which 20 tertiary institutions have...
Nigeria railway

Nigerians see huge prospects in China-assisted railway modernization project

Nigerians, young and old, stood awestruck, waving and blowing kisses at a moving train on a standard gauge rail line. The China-assisted Lagos-Ibadan railway project...
Residents of Kayole Estate walk past a truck that was burnt by irate youth with claims that it was transporting illicit brew in Nairobi, Kenya on July 3, 2015. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta this week revoked the licences of bars and other outlets selling second generation brews in Central region and gave Members of Parliament from Central region of Kenya four days to rid the region of illicit brews..The brew has seen several people die after taking it. (Xinhua/John Okoyo)

Kenyan youth grapple with depression amid pressure to succeed in life

She stares into space every few minutes, her father has to keep tapping her to bring her back to reality. A...
Farm

Kenyan youth ventures in farming to further his education

A Kenyan youth in the coastal Tana River County has ventured into farming to earn a living and also further his education. Hiribae Dulu, 35-year-old...
waste water

Kenyan homeowners go for green technology to manage waste

For the last eight months, photographer Godfrey Mokaya has been building what he calls "his retirement home" in Athi River on the outskirts of...
Containerized classroom

Containerized classroom aids in shift from tent class in Namibia

For years, the Mount View High School community in Babylon informal settlement in Namibia's capital, Windhoek, have persevered in a dusty learning environment provided...
TOPSHOTS A Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) government soldier walks towards the town of Malakal on March 20, 2014, after the SPLA allegedly took it over. More than 97,000 South Sudanese refugees who have fled war, misery and turmoil from their country now live in Kakuma. AFP PHOTO / IVAN LIEMAN

South Sudanese ex-child-refugee finds new lease of life in photography

Akuot Chol Mayak, a 32-year-old former child refugee who is orphaned, has defied many obstacles to become an accomplished storyteller and filmmaker in South...
terrorism

Resilience rings in Kenya’s capital downtown in face of terror threats

Resilience, resilience and resilience. That is all one sees from small business people as they walk in downtown and the backstreets of Nairobi, Kenya's...
cotton

Food security feared as Kenya readies to start growing GMO cotton

At fresh produce markets across Kenya, citizens are shunning buying bigger tomatoes, mangoes, pawpaws or oranges for fear that they may be genetically modified. The...
A Chinese agricultural expert passes on farming technologies to farmers in Burundi, in an aid-Burundi demonstration rice field. (Photo provided by aid-Burundi agricultural expert)

Asian crops gaining popularity in Kenya on disease resilience, rising market

Kenyan farmers are embracing various Asian crop varieties to curb diseases and earn more as the market for the produce grows. To curb diseases, the...
estate

Kenyans embrace online groups to run estate affairs and connect

Not long ago, Kenyans living in gated communities would hold monthly meetings through which residents deliberate issues affecting them. At the forums, officials would introduce...
People browse through books on a stand at the Cairo International Book Fair, in Cairo - Reuters

Chinese books add luster to Cairo International Book Fair in golden jubilee

Chinese books and cultural products added luster to Egypt's annual Cairo International Book Fair (CIBF) in its golden jubilee. The CIBF, which is held at...
Social media

Social media networks fill agro-extension gaps for Kenyan farmers

"Is it recommendable to use boluses to deworm two or three month's calves? What should be the dosage?" John Kosgey, a dairy farmer asked...
AFCON tourism

East Africa fail in bid to stage AFCON

The Council of East and Central Africa Football Association (CECAFA) says the region has failed to use its economic power to develop football or...
Three Kings Day

Cuba’s African Heritage Evidently Seen in Three Kings Day

Dressed in bright costumes, people of all ages gathered here at Saint Francis of Assisi Plaza, one of the city's oldest colonial-era sites, to...
mobile

Kenyan Schools Now Pay Fees Using Mobile Money

After years of insisting that school fees payments must be done only through bankers' cheques or direct account deposits, Kenyan learning institutions have finally...
video

Hospitality sector boom boosts mushroom farming in Kenya

Once a fringe crop that used to grow on its own in forests in Kenya and consumed by few people, mushrooms are increasingly finding...
cooking stoves

Cooking stoves the ideal path to healthy life

Ghana’s biological diversity contains indigenous plants that constitute about 2,974 plant species upon which many livelihoods depend. While some of them protect the environment...
Fuel

Zimbabwean’s Festive Mood Marred By Shortage of Fuel and Supplies

Shortages of some basic commodities have marred the festive season in Zimbabwe, with many unable to get traditionally expected items such as soft drinks,...

Kenya’s “small Mogadishu” lures Christmas bargain hunters

As Kenyans in search of second-hand holiday items flock Gikomba, the biggest flea market in the east African nation, those seeking imported new wares...
Formula One

Five-star Petronas hungry for more F1 glory

As the official fuel and lubricant supplier to the Mercedes Formula 1 team, Malaysian energy firm Petronas forms a key component of the outfit...
A security guard patrols at Westgate shopping mall with his sniffer dog, in Nairobi, Kenya, on July 18, 2015. Kenya's upscale shopping mall, Westgate, which had been closed nearly two years ago after a terrorist attack that claimed 67 lives, was reopened on Saturday amid tight security.(Xinhua/Pan Siwei)

Kenyans spoiled for choice of Christmas shopping venues as number of malls rise

Kenyans will celebrate Christmas spoiled for choice of where to go for shopping as the number of malls in the east African nation rises...
Christmas

Kenyans to dig deeper into their pockets over Christmas price surge

Prices of various items in Kenya are on a steady rise, setting the east African nation's residents for costly Christmas festivities. ...
mobile phone

Mobile phone loans power Kenyan small businesses

Joseph Kyalo runs a welding workshop in Katani, south of the Kenya's capital Nairobi, where he makes windows, chairs, gates and doors, among other...
Ghana @ 60 Freedom Fight Night

Bukom, breeding ground for Ghana’s aspiring boxing champions

Boxing is one of the many well-known sporting disciplines in Ghana. The West African country has a rich boxing history and boasts very talented...
Belief in witchcraft is common in many African communities. Pictured here are smoking pipes retrieved from a shrine in Kibuli, Kampala.

Debate rages on reported introduction of course on witchcraft at Zambia university

A debate is raging in Zambia following reports that the country's biggest pubic university has introduced a degree program on witchcraft. According to reports, the...
Chinese language

Chinese language learning boosts people-to-people exchanges between Ethiopia and China

Fantahun Tsegaye, a university student in Asela town of Ethiopia, was one of the 15 finalists of the 2018 Chinese language proficiency competition, dubbed...
Photo taken on April 16, 2018 shows the newly built power poles factory along Yei road in Juba, capital of South Sudan. The South Sudan government on Monday launched a factory producing concrete poles that will facilitate an ambitious project done by a Chinese company to rehabilitate and expand the Power Distribution System in Juba, its capital. (Xinhua/Denis Elamu)

Chinese instill South Sudanese with technical skills

South Sudanese working at the new Chinese-built power poles plant in Juba are happy to learn new skills and working attitude from their Chinese...
Education

Kenyan Young Mothers Cherish Education

Regina Mwangi delayed marriage in order to pursue a career in medicine, which had always been a badge of honor back in the day...

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