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  • A program to save Uganda’s chimps launched

    09/03/2018 clip Conservation Through Public Health (CTPH)

    September 3, 2018 Fredrick Mugira Conservation Through Public Health (CTPH), a nonprofit organisation that conducts programs to promote biodiversity conservation by enabling people, wildlife and livestock to coexist has launched the award winning Village Health and Conservation Teams (VHCT) model in communities living around Budongo Forest in Uganda. According to the founder and CEO Conservation […]

  • Singaporean students win Stockholm Junior Water Prize 2018

    08/29/2018 clip Water Journalists Africa

    WJA reporter August 29, 2018 Two students from Singapore, Caleb Liow Jia Le and Johnny Xiao Hong Yu, have won the 2018 Stockholm Junior Water Prize for producing reduced graphene oxide, a material that can be used to purify water, from agricultural waste products. H.R.H. Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden presented the prize at an […]

  • Are genetically modified crops the answer to agricultural revolution in Nile basin and other African countries?

    08/24/2018 clip STIAS

    Michelle Rotchford Galloway STIAS Media Officer August 24, 2018 There is a need to address the disconnect between donors and farmers, and engage in meaningful dialogue and research to understand the context and consequences of genetically modified (GM) crops on a case-by-case and setting-by-setting basis. “One size definitely does not fit all!” This is the […]

  • Climate change’s imprint on the Nile Basin

    08/22/2018 clip The Niles

    Asmaa Nassar/The Niles Climate change and increasing human activity alongside the River Nile threatens this life-sustaining resource. By 2050, around a billion people will live in the countries through which the Nile and its tributaries flow. That alone will put enormous stress on the water supply. Governments are faced with challenges in food resources in […]

  • Health hazard looms in fishing community of Chiulu in Tanzania

    08/05/2018 clip Unyanja FM Radio

    Patrick Kossima, Unyanja FM Radio The constant harassment of fishermen by authorities in a beach village next to Lake Nyasa could be a contributing factor to the lack of adequate sanitary facilities in the area. Chiulu village is located about 7km south east of Nyasa District Headquarters. People here engage in a number of income […]

  • Ethiopia Invests US$ 31.4 Million in Innovative Next-Generation Solar Refrigerators for Vaccines

    07/20/2018 clip Water Journalists Africa

    Water Journalists Africa The Federal Ministry of Health has procured over 6,000 Solar Direct Drive (SDD) refrigerators for health posts and woreda (district) health offices in areas without reliable electricity. The devices will store vaccines at health facilities which will help keep millions of children alive and healthy. The Federal Ministry of Health fully funded […]

  • Dp Ruto Orders Squatters to vacate Mau Forest

    07/13/2018

    The Government has ordered 600 families who have encroached on the Maasai Mau forest to leave. Deputy President William Ruto, who spoke at the weekend at Sogoo High School in Narok South where part of the forest is located, asked the squatters to move out, saying environmental conservation was crucial for the country. The move […]

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