Sunday, February 17, 2019
Kenya Plastic Bags

Kenya: How ban on plastic bags inspired innovators to create eco-friendly alternatives

Nearly one year since Kenya imposed a plastic bags ban, the country’s streets are cleaner, waterways are clearer and plastic bags are slowly becoming...

Somaliland Health Authorities Recall Valsartan, other Risk-Drugs From Markets

The U.S.  Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) ordered the total recall of a number of drugs, including Valsartan, said to be of high risk...

Prominent patient who invited me to the once charming Somalia

The back cover of my autobiography, titled ‘Nothing but the Truth’ published by East African Educational Publisher in 2002 aptly recites the psalm of...

Most girls in Somalia experience genital mutilation. The ritual just killed a 10-year-old

In 2012, Somalia introduced a new constitution that was supposed to ban female genital mutilation. But a few years later, there had been little follow-up, and UNICEF...

Two women reclaim their dignity after fifty long years with Obstetric Fistula

Three days. That’s how long Malado was in labour. That’s how long she was unable to give birth. She was only 16 years old, after...

Wajir extends meat ban as RVF outbreak spreads

Wajir County government has extended meat ban for 14 more days following the spread of Rift Valley Fever (RVF) outbreak in Tana River, Marsabit...

Prostate cancer screening: Pros and cons of new recommendation

The PSA test, which measures the level of prostate-specific antigen in blood, has been controversial since its arrival in the late 1980s. The U.S. Preventive...

Turkey distributes 4,000 mosquito curtains in Djibouti

Aid is part of efforts to prevent malaria outbreak in tiny African nation Turkey’s state-run aid agency distributed 4,000 mosquito curtains in southern and northern...

Kenya, Somalia face ‘ticking time bomb’ for cholera outbreak after tragic flooding

Devastating flooding in Kenya and Somalia has led to fears of a growing cholera epidemic, local officials said. Hundreds of thousands have been rendered...

On-site power scheme begins with health centre installation

A new scheme aims to install renewables-based on-site power systems at healthcare centres, schools and other facilities that need reliable access to electricity. The ’50 by...

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Kenya Calls Somalia Politically Immature Over Offshore Oil Row

Barely three weeks after the President of the East Africa country, Uganda, Yoweri Museveni, called  Somalia a country 'that have no state', the Permanent Secretary of...

Somalia: AMISOM Commanders Agree On Key Operational Strategies

Top military commanders of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) have agreed on key operations and activities to be executed under the Mission’s...

Somalia Federal Government, Jubbaland Resume Talks Outside Country

Fresh face-to-face talks aimed at ending the political standoff between Jubbaland state and the Federal Government of Somalia held in Kenya's capital Nairobi in...