CABI launches resource centre to promote use of safer bio products in farming

The Centre for Agriculture and Bioscience International (CABI) has launched a free-to- use dedicated online resource aimed at raising awareness of environmentally friendly biocontrol and biopesticide products  and promoting their uptake by growers, their advisors and farmers. The CABI BioProtection Portal will be available initially as an online website that can be used on smartphones, tablets and desktop computers, to help growers and pest management advisors identify, source and correctly apply biocontrol and biopesticide products for their specific crop-pest problems. An offline version will follow within the next weeks to…

Womens Central League draws close to the end

Black Pearls top the table standings with 5 points from 2 games while Avengers have 4 points from one game and Thunderbirds have 1 point from one game  The second week of the URU Women’s Central Regional league had Black Pearls hosting Avengers at the Kings Park Arena. Black Pearls were coming off a historic 10-13 win against the defending champions Thunderbirds, while Avengers were playing their first match in the 3 team league. Avengers were first off the blocks using their powerful forwards to gain metres in the Pearls…

Samsung Note 10 LITE to retail at Ksh 57,999

If you’ve always wanted a NOTE device from Samsung, this may be the chance for you. Samsung has launched LITE versions of their flagship devices. So there’s now a NOTE 10 Lite These are not just like cheaper versions of the flagships, they’re like completely new devices with the flagship branding to make them appealing. The NOTE 10 Lite features an Exynos 9810 processor, 6/8GB of RAM, with 128GB storage. There’s a triple camera setup at the back, and a single 32MP selfie on the front. There’s a huge 4500mAH…

What is Coronavirus

The name for this kind of virus comes from the crownlike spikes it has on its surface — “corona” is Latin for “crown.” Coronaviruses are a large group of viruses that infect mostly bats, pigs and small mammals. In rare cases, they are what scientists call zoonotic, meaning they can be transmitted from animals to humans, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.   How does it spread Like other coronaviruses – such as the common cold – the virus is spread via droplets when a person coughs or sneezes. It can also…

Equatorial Guinea to aid China $2M  towards Fight Against Coronavirus

According to the latest updates, the coronavirus has killed almost 500 people worldwide, mostly Chinese citizens and infected over 24,000 people MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, February 5, 2020/ — Equatorial Guinea’s Council of Ministers has agreed to support China’s fight against the coronavirus with a $2 million solidarity contribution this week. Chaired by H.E. President Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, the Council of Ministers expressed its deepest support and solidarity to the Chinese Government in their fight against the global outbreak. According to the latest updates, the coronavirus has killed almost 500 people…

AVPA Secures Ksh. 100 Million Partnership with USADF for Social Impact

The African Venture Philanthropy Alliance (AVPA) has signed a KES 100 million shillings partnership with the United States African Development Foundation (USADF) to connect and empower investors looking to support organizations willing to address societal issues over the next four years. The funds are provided by USADF – an African-led US enterprise development agency that empowers vulnerable communities to create sustainable livelihoods – and will be disbursed in amounts of 25 million shillings every year for the next four years to tackle issues affecting people ranging from health, education, financial…

Dandora kids make history as the first Kenyan talents to feature in a Cartoon Network show

Some 9 school-going children aged between 7-14 yrs, from Dandora slums, will be the first Kenyan talents to feature in a Cartoon Network (CN) show. The Cartoon Network Pop Up Party Show will be beamed to a global audience from 29th Feb. It is also the first show for the network to be shot in Kenya. The 9 dynamic talents will be performing today’s trendiest dance moves including Bazokizo, Shaku Shaku, Vimbada, Gwara Gwara among others. The talents will produce 8 brand new stylish videos highlighting one dance style performed…

UNESCO in new initiative to Promote Cultural Diversity

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization Multisectoral Regional Office (“UNESCO”) and digital TV operator Star Times, have established a partnership by signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) aimed at promoting quality and inclusive education and literacy. In a statement,the move is aimed in enhancing youth participation in the cultural and creative industries, advancing gender equality in sports, and building inclusive knowledge societies. The Parties will also explore opportunities to co-produce content as well as to develop projects related to information-and-communication-technology-based education, artificial intelligence, youth empowerment, social inclusion for people…

Nairobi Women’s Hospital responds to claims of extorting patients

The Nairobi Women’s Hospital (NWH) board has denied allegations that the hospital was admitting patients and holding them at the hospital. In a statement issued on January 3rd, 2020, the hospital’s Board of Directors said they’d noted with a lot of concern reports appearing in media suggesting that there is some “systematic approach by the hospital to unfairly generate revenue from patients.” “Although we don’t believe this is the case, and in fact, it is antithetical to our foundational principles, we take these allegations very seriously and are conducting an…

Professional bodies to be reviewed in bid to weed out quacks

The Association of Professional Societies in East Africa (APSEA) has began reviewing the codes of conduct of member associations in a bid to harmonise the local standards with international levels. In the new move the umbrella body that brings together professional societies of diverse disciplines, will evaluate the code of conduct, membership for the various professional bodies, licencing and the education levels that should be met before one becomes a member of a professional body. After which members will have to undergo annual Continuous Professional Development (CPD) courses in their…