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As the world dithers on climate change, hotter weather could extinct Africa

From left, France Foreign affairs minister Laurent Fabius, France President Fracois Hollande, United Nations secretary general Ban Ki-moon at the COP21 talks. Photo courtesy of www.theguardian.com

As the Climate Change Summit concluded in Paris, the resolution was a pleasing one if it is carried through and implemented. For the first time, the world gathered to agree on cutting carbon emissions and to discuss cutting-edge production technologies to keep average global temperatures below two degrees. Africa, a continent which is among the poorest of continents, has its ...

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WTO Nairobi conference ends with UNEP launching Trade Hub but who wins?

Foreign Affairs CS Amina Mohammed (L) with WTO's DG Roberto Azevedo during the 10th WTO Conference in Nairobi in December.  The Conference registered mixed reactions from different quarters. [Photo: WTO Secretariat]

As the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) 10th Ministerial Conference concluded in Nairobi, many felt that it failed to earn the poorest countries any advantage. Activists at the meet felt that the poorest nations were short-changed and that the rich nations came out the winner – again. Several organizations, especially Non-Governmental entities protested but it remains to be seen what will ...

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Makueni residents on social media say no to relief food

    Last week, the World Food Program (WFP) in collaboration with the Government of  Kenya initiated a cash transfer relief food program for 61,000 food insecure residents in Makueni county. The Protracted Relief and Recovery Program (PRRO) which according to the head of Nairobi WFP Satellite Office, Christine Omondi will kick of in May, 2015 has however received opposition ...

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World Food Program Initiates a Cash Transfer Relief Food Program in Makueni

The World Food Program (WFP) in collaboration with the Government of  Kenya has developed a new Protracted Relief and Recovery Program (PRRO) aimed at increasing food security among hunger- stricken families in Makueni county. The three year program expected to kick off in May 2015, will support 61,000 residents through electronic money transfers on a cash for asset creation set ...

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