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Kenya to launch space centre

Kenya is in the final stages of establishing a space centre, the equivalent of National Aeronautics and Space Administration(NASA) agency, a project that will propel Kenya to the elite club of a few countries in the world that own earth observation satellites.

Scientists call for action on cervical cancer mortality in Kenya

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Less than 7 per cent of cervical cancer patients in Kenya are getting the optimum treatment needed to eradicate the disease, leading to unnecessary deaths – a study by The University of Manchester scientists reveals.

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Getting Universities to engage in biotechnology policy dialogue

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By George Achia Kenyan universities have been challenged to actively engage in biotechnology policy dialogue and advise the government on the latest and best biotechnology innovations. Speaking at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) in Nairobi, Kenya, Prof. Calestous Juma of Harvard Kennedy School noted that African Universities have played very negligible role […]

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Researchers discover new human species in Kenya

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Researchers have uncovered a new species of human that lived 2 million year ago after studying fossils found in Kenya. A famous paleontology family has found the bones that they think confirm a theory that there are two additional pre-human species besides the one that eventually led to modern humans. A team led by Meave […]

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East African states to share agricultural research online

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The Association for Strengthening Research in Agriculture in Eastern and Central Africa (Asareca) has created an online portal through which scientists in member countries will share research on agriculture.

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Kenya students exhibt scientific skills

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Two students from Kenya used locally sourced materials regarded as waste (molasses, maize cobs) with a combination of Tithonia plant produced a nutritious animal feed rich in energy, calcium and potassium which enhances milk production in both cows and goats.

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Kenyans avoid birth control plans for disease fear

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Most urban women believe that contraceptives lead to diseases like cancer and most can’t access the services. According to two health reports released last week, every four out of five women surveyed believed that users of family planning end up with health problems like cancer, deformed babies and even infertility. “For example, in Kakamega, 57 […]

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Kenya to host World Water Congress

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By Stephene Sangira, Nairobi county will next year host the prestigious IWA 3rd Development Congress under the International Water Association. The Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company recently emerged the ‘preferred bidder’ in the competition that will see stakeholders in the water sector meet at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre in November next year. Nairobi […]

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Kenya’s second largest city faces climate change threat

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By Brian Otieno, The United Nations Development Programme head in the country has dismissed the theory that Kenya’s second city Mombasa will sink in 50 years. UNDP Kenya resident representative Aeneas Chuma said Mombasa Island is safe despite an upheaval on land and in the ocean as a result of climate change. Two weeks ago, […]

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Desperation blurs line between meteorology and rainmaking in Kenya

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The Kenyan Meteorological Department has begun exploring ways to induce rain in dry areas of the country, through a process known as cloud-seeding. Deputy director of the KMD, Peter Ambenje says his department has begun taking measurements to see what is possible.

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