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Ensuring safer pregnancies for Kenyan women in urban slums

Globally, there's a general decline in the number of women who die from pregnancy or childbirth complications. However in Kenya, it remains high..

By Blessing Mberu, Kanyiva Muindi, and Patricia Elung 25 May 2017

Africa needs more women computer scientists. How to make it happen

In Africa, a continent grappling with many social ills, it's critical that universities produce more Computer Science graduates. It's also one that equips students with crucial skills

By Chao Charity Mbogo 9 Mar 2017

Bringing water to Kenya's drought-stricken wildlife

In a wildlife sanctuary in southern Kenya the relentless sun has bleached savannah grasses and dried up rivers, turning water holes first into muddy pits and now, dust bowls

7 Mar 2017

Morocco tops new survey on quality of African urban life

Four Moroccan cities, led by Marrakesh, ranked among the top 10 African cities for quality of life in a new survey published on Tuesday, 21 February

23 Feb 2017

Indian Ocean states move to avert tuna stocks depletion

Tuna Fisheries are to feature prominently in future as the South West Indian Ocean Commission now moves to adopt a draft protocol on access to fishing grounds by foreign vessels

By Sylivester Domasa 17 Feb 2017

Sub-Saharan Africa lags in sustainable energy policies

Sub-Saharan Africa trails the world in government policies that promote sustainable energy

16 Feb 2017

Study provides fresh insights into the benefits of mobile money in Kenya

A study on the long-run effects of mobile money on economic outcomes in Kenya provides some valuable insights

By Sarah Logan 5 Jan 2017

Smokeless cooking in Kenya

Fighting lower respiratory infection with innovative design

23 Dec 2016

Beehive fences ward of crop-raiding elephants

For subsistence farmers, an elephant raid can be devastating. Elephants can consume up to 400kg of food a day

5 Dec 2016

Water Fund to slake Cape Town's thirst by restoring native bush

Protecting Cape Town's "fynbos" against thirsty invasive plants should improve the city's water supply

By Munyaradzi Makoni 16 Sep 2016

A megaproject rises in East Africa

Roads, railways, port, pipelines to link Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda and South Sudan

By Wanjohi Kabukuru 12 Sep 2016

Angaza Boma bringing solar TVs to rural Kenya

Angaza Boma is rolling out solar television systems in rural Kenya

By Tom Jackson 8 Sep 2016

The power of long-form content in corporate social responsibility

You can't turn on a screen in 2016 without seeing an example of branded content or native advertising flit across your eyes

By Spero Patricios, Issued by Launch Factory 18 Jul 2016

Why it's time Africa features in global plans to manage air pollution

Two years ago the World Health Organisation (WHO) identified air pollution as the world's worst environmental health risk

15 Jul 2016

Kia Motors to build auto mechanic training centres in East Africa

Kia Motors will build training centres for mechanics in Ethiopia and Kenya in a bid to contribute to their economies by providing education for young people

1 Jun 2016

#AfricaMonth: Adopting a new mentality to small-scale farming

It's necessary for smallholder farmers in Africa to innovate and form partnerships with organisations that can help them do so. In this, the farmers of Nakuru county has

By Cari Van Wyk 23 May 2016

Developing a community of health

A proposed community living centre (CLC), focusing on primary healthcare, could go a long way in reducing the high number of maternal deaths in Kenya

13 May 2016

Koppert, Karura Forest collaborate to control disease

Koppert Biological Systems collaborated with Karura Forest in ongoing trials to control soil-borne diseases in tree seedlings at the Kenya Forestry Research Institute nurseries in Kiambu County

29 Mar 2016

Women in News has first 2016 Africa meeting

The Women in News (WiN) initiative, an editorial leadership programme for African women working in media, launched its sixth year in 2016

21 Jan 2016

African startups named among 100 most inspiring uses of tech

Eight African startups and organisations have been named among the 2015 Nominet Trust 100 (NT100), a global celebration of the most inspiring uses

By Tom Jackson 10 Dec 2015

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