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Locust swarms devastate parts of northern Kenya

The branches on trees around Kenya's northern town of Lodwar have been stripped bare of leaves, bending downwards under the weight of...

South Sudan: Japan Donates U.S.$2.2 Million to Fight Locust Invasion in South Sudan

The Japanese government has donated $2.2 million to the fight against locust invasion in South Sudan. In a statement...

Is Rwanda finally on course to end the importation of seeds?

After years of spending billions of francs on seed imports, Rwanda now seems to be edging closer towards self-reliance in seed production,...

‘A shame for the world’: Uganda’s fragile forest ecosystem destroyed for sugar

Conservationists say clearance of Bugamo reserve for plantation is blow to biodiversity and country’s reputation on wildlife

Agriculture, a low hanging fruit for Rwanda’s growth

About two to three years ago, I attended a conference where one of the speakers passionately spoke about the importance of focusing...

On patrol with Kenya’s locust hunters

Desert locusts in their millions are devouring their body weight in vegetation every day in Kenya. As spring breeding draws to a...

Kenya: Farmers resist sewage plant in village

Farmers at Rwanyange in Nyaki East of Meru County have opposed Sh1 billion sewage plant in the area. Elias...

Kenya farmers face uncertain future as Covid-19 cuts exports to EU

Hobbled by the triple impact of flooding, locust infestations and now the coronavirus pandemic, Kenya’s horticulture industry is in crisis after global...

Uganda: A key supplier of eggs and chicken in East Africa

Poultry production in Uganda has been steadily rising over the years.  The country is now a key supplier of eggs and chicken...

Kenya’s horticulture exports recovering

Kenya’s vegetable and flower exports have recovered to about 80 percent of the volumes before the COVID-19 outbreak, an apex industry organization,...

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Salva Kiir Mayardit Address to the Nation on the Ninth Anniversary of the Country’s Independence

His Excellency, Good evening fellow citizens. I come before you this evening to wish you...

UNHCR calls on South Sudan leaders to reinvigorate peace efforts on 9th anniversary of independence

Nine years since South Sudan gained independence and became the world’s youngest nation, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency is calling on the...

With schools closed, child labour on the rise in lockdown Uganda

Every morning soon after dawn, 10-year-old Moses leaves home carrying trays of hard-boiled eggs and walks for half an hour to sell...

How did the crisis in South Sudan start?

Akot Deng Ngongdit - South Sudan legitimately attained her independence from Sudan in July/09/2011, but the hard-won celebration was short-lived, and entered...

Kenyan police fire teargas, arrest protesters marching against the brutality

 Kenyan police on Tuesday fired teargas and arrested activists gathering for a march against perceived government injustice that has been given extra...
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