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Kenya plans to digitalize land registries to curb fraud

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Kenya is set to digitalize all its 57 land registries, mapping and completion of the national spatial infrastructure by 2022 to help improve efficiency...
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NEPAD unveils new strategies to transform farming in Africa

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The New Partnership for African Development (NEPAD) is developing new strategies to help transform the continent's agriculture, a senior official said on Thursday. Diran Makinde,...
biological

Program launched to spur commercialization of biological science in E. Africa

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A program that seeks to turn innovative ideas and technologies based on biological sciences into viable businesses in East Africa was launched on Thursday...
Female Farmers

Kenyan farmers find respite from ravages of striga weed thanks to innovation

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Smallholder farmers from Western Kenya are sighing with relief thanks to a novel innovation unveiled by global research bodies to contain the striga weed...
Maize farmer

Kenyan farmers revert to maize cultivation after a lull caused by striga weed infestation

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Striga weed, the purple, beautiful looking flower nicknamed "witch weed" in Western Kenya has for many decades flourished in areas with low soil fertility...
livestock

Kenyan experts blame surging livestock diseases on cattle dips collapse

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The collapse of cattle dips in rural Kenya is to blame for a spike in fatal diseases affecting the country's livestock, experts said on...
Kenyan

Kenya partners with UN to develop arid Turkana County

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The Kenyan government on Thursday signed a pact with the UN to promote development in its northeastern Turkana County that has suffered a string...
livestock

Kenya, UN launch project to boost livestock sector

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Kenya and the UN Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) on Tuesday launched a project to help boost growth in the livestock sector. ...
Kenyan

Kenya’s vulnerable communities find respite in social safety net program

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Communities living in Kenya's arid and semi-arid regions have benefited from a ground-breaking social safety net program to enhance their resilience to natural calamities,...
agriculture

Kenya to host conference on agriculture, nutrition

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More than 1,000 experts and ministers from across the globe will in mid June attend a conference on agriculture and nutrition to help transform...
Maize roughage

Scientists to release biotech maize, cotton varieties in Kenya

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Kenyan scientists have used modern biotechnology to develop two crop varieties that are expected to be released in the country soon. Simon...
Kenyan

Plastic backpacks offer respite to water starved northern Kenyan communities

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Nomadic communities in northern Kenya who have grappled with water scarcity for ages are sighing with relief thanks to plastic backpacks distributed by charity...
Farmer

Kenyan smallholder farmers unbowed despite ravages of lethal maize disease

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The Maize Lethal Necrosis (MLN) that has been ravaging the critical staple crop across East Africa since 2011 is yet to diminish the passion...
child trafficking

Charity blames porous borders for rise in child trafficking in Kenya

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A Kenyan-based child protection organization said on Thursday that the country's porous borders are the hot spots for child trafficking to other parts...

Kenya mulls reuse of wastewater amid quick urbanization

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Kenya said Wednesday it has set plans to better re-use urban wastewater as its cities grow bigger. Cabinet Secretary for Water and...
armyworms

Scientists warn armyworm invasion to endanger East Africa’s food security

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Small-scale farmers across the East African region are likely to grapple with severe food insecurity due to the recent fall armyworm invasion on key...
sanitation

Kenya uses web-based monitoring system to fix poor sanitation

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Kenya's health ministry has established a Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) hub as a mechanism to coordinate activities in rural areas to address poor...
A view of the 26th AU summit is seen in Addis Ababa, capital of Ethiopia, on Jan. 30, 2016. The 26th ordinary session of the African Union (AU) heads of states and governments kicks off on Saturday at the AU Headquarters in Addis Ababa. (Xinhua/Pan Siwei)

Kenya optimistic of its FM winning top AU position

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Kenya said Monday it is confident that its Foreign Affairs Minister Amina Mohamed will win the position of the African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson...
Uhuru Kenyatta

Kenyan leader challenges media to portray Africa’s image positively

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by Peter Mutai Kenyatta also accused the foreign media for applying double standards and misrepresentation of the continent as ravaged by...

Kenya mulls options to raise funds to pay teachers after hike

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by David Musyoka and Peter Mutai The Kenyan government is weighing three options to raise about 170 million U.S. dollars needed to pay teachers...
Africa

African states seek partnerships to promote green growth

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by Christine Lagat and Peter Mutai Sub-Saharan African countries will forge strategic partnership with the financial sector and development partners to implement projects that...