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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...

Chinese digital TV project benefits 800 Kenyan villages

Over 1,600 Kenyan households across the 47 counties have benefited from a Chinese government project dubbed "Access to satellite TV". The project initiated in 2018,...

Cyclists build culture of green transportation in traffic-choked Nairobi

Nairobi is a city accustomed to the rain. But even here, several days of back-to-back downpours can turn gutters into rivers and roadways into...

HIV patients in Botswana enjoy the hope of a ‘new dawn’

Botswana’s universal treatment program for people with HIV has long been considered a role model for governments and health ministries around the world. Since...

Hung out to dry: Botswana’s cattle sector grapples with drought

Like many in Botswana, cattle rearing for Boyce Sebonego, is a family affair.  “My dad, my mother - they loved farming, they loved anything to...

Kenya’s interior pins job creation hopes on a growing tourism sector

World Tourism Day has been marked by the United Nations for decades and this year Kenya is participating in earnest. While 2019’s primary celebrations...

Reporters Diary: Villagers learn new technique to fight climate change

Beyond the ‘home of heroes’ that is Eldoret Town in South-Eastern Kenya lies Elgeyo-Marakwet County close to 100 kilometres away. It is characterized by rolling...

Reporters Diary: Fighting the jigger parasite

In the Western part of Kenya, in Bungoma county lies Siritanyi village. It is in this area that we meet an aged, frail-looking Mama Taphrosa...

Mo Ibrahim Foundation warns Sudan Government against crackdown on protesters

The Mo Ibrahim Foundation has challenged the Sudan government to respect human rights and allow free press access in the ongoing political crisis that...
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