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October 19, 2017 11:13 AM Marburg confirmed in Uganda

Addressing a news conference in Kampala today, Aceng said the confirmation follows laboratory tests conducted by Uganda Virus Institute. “The Ministry of Health would like to inform the general public that there are confirmed cases of the Marburg Virus Disease at the moment. The type of virus is called Viral Hemorrhagic Fever (VHF),” the minister said. As of October

October 19, 2017 10:42 AM Uganda confirms one case of Ebola-like Marburg virus

KAMPALA: Uganda has confirmed one case of Marburg virus, a highly infectious hemorrhagic fever similar to Ebola, the health minister said on Thursday. Jane Ruth Aceng told reporters at a news conference in capital Kampala that the case, which led to a fatality, had been confirmed after a series of tests were carried out. The East African nation last suffered

October 19, 2017 8:27 AM Kenya: Malaria Cases Go Up as Over 1,000 Test Positive

More than 1,000 people have tested positive for Malaria in Marsabit, northern Kenya, weeks after the deadly disease killed more than 26 people in the expansive region. A report handed to the country's Health Cabinet Secretary Cleopa Mailu also showed that the 1,000 were from a sample of 2,500 people who sought treatment from hospitals in the area. While

October 17, 2017 4:51 PM Out of Tragedy, An Opportunity for Somalia

In the wake of the Mogadishu bombing, can its embattled government restore trust with its citizens? Saturday’s twin-truck suicide bombings in Mogadishu, Somalia’s capital, have so far killed at least 320 people and injured hundreds. The assault took place at a buzzing intersection on a busy afternoon during peak traffic, causing maximum damage to people 1

October 14, 2017 8:27 AM Hunger and disease hit Yemen hard amid a 'forgotten conflict'

While the international community is focused on resolving crises in Syria and Iraq, the conflict in Yemen is not receiving much attention. The war-ravaged country will have a million cholera cases by the end of year. Yemeni Nobel Peace Prize laureate Tawakkol Karman recently censured the international community for ignoring the plight of the Yemeni people 2

October 13, 2017 5:09 PM Diary of a Poultry Farmer: Your most burning questions answered

I’m a teacher of agriculture at Sirua Aulo High School in Kilgoris. My students and I are avid readers of your diary. We wish to start keeping poultry to demonstrate it can be a profitable alternative to rearing cattle in pastoral communities. What advice would you give us? The best place to start is to develop a business plan which covers most aspects 6

October 13, 2017 5:09 PM Here’s what judges look out for when picking the champion bull

Tens of admirers stuck their necks across a cattle enclosure at the Jamhuri showground in Nairobi last week as they watched a group of judges inspecting the well-built animals that had earlier been paraded before them. Every year during the trade fair, and others, top farmers parade their steers before the judges who inspect and crown the animals 4

October 11, 2017 2:26 PM Somalia: Cholera Deaths Soaring, Says UNICEF

MORE than 1 550 people have died from a raging cholera outbreak afflicting Somalia and the Eastern and Southern Africa Regions since the beginning of the year. The deaths have been recorded from 102 800 outbreaks in Angola, Burundi, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Somalia accounts for 76,6 percent 2

October 10, 2017 6:53 AM New app diagnoses crop diseases and notifies farmers

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 13

October 10, 2017 6:17 AM When the doctor hits a wall: The tragic story of Ian Bore

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 5