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  • New app diagnoses crop diseases and notifies farmers

    October 10, 2017 6:53 AM 27

    Technology will help farmers identify crop diseases and the nearest support system A team of scientists has developed a mobile phone application which uses artificial intelligence (AI) to accurately identify crop diseases in the field. The app also delivers the latest advice to manage all major diseases and pests that affect root, tuber and banana crops

  • When the doctor hits a wall: The tragic story of Ian Bore

    October 10, 2017 6:17 AM 8

    A rare disease has just killed this young boy. One doctor believes he could have been saved John Bore cuts the image of a defeated, fatigued man when we sit down for an interview at Gertrude’s Children’s Hospital in Nairobi. For days he has slept on a cold bench outside the intensive care unit of the hospital as he watches over his firstborn son, Ian Kimutai

  • Five counties hard hit by malaria outbreak

    October 5, 2017 10:20 PM 19

    At least five counties and a refugee camp have been hard hit by malaria outbreak which has so far killed 30 people, among them four children. According to the Ministry of Health, about 733 cases have been reported in Marsabit, Lamu, Turkana, Baringo, lower West Pokot and Kakuma refugee camp, where 438 people tested positive for the disease. Another 295 people

  • Kenya: Malaria Deaths Rise to 30 as Outbreak Spreads

    October 5, 2017 9:16 AM 9

    At least 30 people have died of Malaria in Marsabit and Baringo counties in the past week. Seventeen of them - mostly adults below 40 years and children - were from Dukana, North Horr, Illeret and Loiyangalani wards in Marsabit county, while 13 were from Tiaty sub county in Baringo county. In Baringo, four more people died at the Chemolingot sub-county

  • Malaria kills 30 as more test positive

    October 4, 2017 9:16 PM 18

    At least 30 people have died of Malaria in Marsabit and Baringo counties in the past week. Seventeen of them — mostly adults below 40 years and children — were from Dukana, North Horr, Illeret and Loiyangalani wards in Marsabit county, while 13 were from Tiaty sub county in Baringo county. In Baringo, four more people died at the Chemolingot sub-county

  • Old fisherman who was his family's sole provider has forgotten how to fish because of Alzheimer's

    September 24, 2017 6:19 PM 17

    An elderly Kenyan fisherman who was his family's sole provider has forgotten how to fish after developing Alzheimer's disease. His story is similar to that of an elderly woman who used to collect seaweed for her village. She has now forgotten how to "wade" in the water. Both are from Mkwiro island along Kenya's coast. They now depend on their families

  • Over 200 student hit by food poisoning in Baringo school

    September 20, 2017 4:04 PM 14

    More than 200 students of Kituro High School in Baringo Central have been sent home over suspected food poisoning. The learners, who were complaining of stomach pains and headache, were treated at a Kituro Health Centre and sent home. The school's head-teacher Salina Rotich on Wednesday confirmed that the students went home since Monday, and that some had already

  • The Most Dangerous Sex Position For A Man, Says New Study

    September 19, 2017 11:36 AM 11

    It may be regarded as one of the most basic and unexotic sex positions but missionary is actually one of the most dangerous, according to doctors. The study of heterosexual sex, titled “Relationship between sexual position and severity of penile fracture” and published in the International Journal of Impotence Research, found that the UK’s favourite

  • Horn of Africa: Populations Impacted by Hunger and Disease (14 Sep 2017)

    September 18, 2017 2:26 AM 11

    An estimated 37 million people are in need of emergency food assistance and 1.2 million children under five are severely malnourished in Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, and Yemen due to ongoing drought and conflict. Outbreaks of diarrheal disease, including Acute Watery Diarrhea (AWD)/cholera, further worsen the situation. Children suffering from acute

  • Humanitarian assistance for Yemen, South Sudan and Somalia

    September 18, 2017 2:26 AM 11

    Today I announce the Australian Government will provide further assistance in response to widespread and devastating hunger and cholera in Yemen, South Sudan and Somalia. The Government will contribute $30 million in humanitarian assistance for people in these countries who are facing the risk of famine due to conflict and drought. In South Sudan and Somalia