UNAIDS WARNS THAT COUNTRIES WILL MISS THE 2020 TARGET OF REDUCING HIV-ASSOCIATED TB DEATHS BY 75% UNLESS URGENT ACTION IS TAKEN

Drug resistance is also a major concern—in 2015, there were an estimated 480 000 new cases of multidrug-resistant TB. The recent approval of two new medicines to treat TB, the first in more than 60 years, is improving the outlook for people with drug-resistant TB.

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China’s quest to buy up global supply of donkeys halted by African nations

A number of African countries have banned China from buying their donkeys, saying demand for the four-legged creatures has become unsustainable. Niger announced a ban on the export of donkeys this month after trade of the animals increased by three times in the last year, mainly to Asian countries. And Burkina Faso has also put... Continue Reading →

Creole maize reveals adaptation secrets

[MEXICO CITY] An international team of scientists identified a hundred genes that influence adaptation to the latitude, altitude, growing season and flowering time of nearly 4,500 native maize varieties in Mexico and in almost all Latin American and Caribbean countries.   Creole — or native — varieties of maize are derived from improvements made over... Continue Reading →

President raps up Coast ODM governors as “all talk and no action” as he wraps tour

MOMBASA, 13 March 2017 (PSCU) – President Uhuru Kenyatta rapped the governors of Mombasa and Kilifi for having little to show for billions of shillings they have received in devolved funds as he wrapped up his visit of the Coast region. “Governor Joho and Governor Kingi are all about talk and no action. They have... Continue Reading →

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