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Feature: Vertical gardening trend blooms in Kenya amid climate change, pandemic

From use of soil-less technology to growing plants in ordinary sacks, vertical gardening is taking root in Kenya as land sizes shrink and climatic...

Feature: Engaging the youth in COVID-19 interventions in Zambia

It has been noted the world over that there is a need to fully engage young people in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic...

Kenya’s COVID-19 home-based care boosts recoveries, eases burden on health system

When Joan Macharia's brother early this month had symptoms of COVID-19 that include dry cough and fever, he visited a government hospital in the...

Feature: Egypt steadily works towards eradicating unsafe slums

"My dream of having a new house has come true," said Abdel Rahim Mohamed, a 40-year-old electricity technician who has moved into Al-Asmarat residential...

Women in Malawi react to female cabinet appointments

Just a few days after the swearing-in of new ministers in Malawi, women in rural communities have shown optimism with a good representation of...

Local journalists help flatten COVID-19 curve in Africa’s refugee camps

“Refugees both in Kakuma and Kalobeyei are panicking due to news of the pandemic… health facilities are poor & few doctors,” KANERE (short for...

Coronavirus in Kenya: Local fashion designer hands out masks to protect...

Last week, David Ochieng barely slept. The Kenyan fashion designer has been working day and night in his studio, crafting hundreds of face masks...

The birth of a desert locust swarm

Did you know that Desert Locust breed in moist sandy soil and in low temperatures and their eggs usually hatch in about four weeks. Scientists...

Locust swarm begins to take an economic toll

For farmers in Kenya’s upper eastern region, the rain that fell during November and December was a blessing. The rain allowed the farmers to begin...

Young Ugandans create app to fight sexual and gender-based violence

Sexual and gender-based violence remains a critical issue in Uganda. According to a UNHCR protection 2019 report, physical assault (32%) and rape (25%) are...
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