Environment

Kasongo made his way towards the water front. The place was as usually crowded with people waiting to board their boats for different destinations. It resembled an open air market. People had assembled with all sorts of wares. This was not just a voyage along the Congo River…it would also be an opportunity to make
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Manzee mezesha moja sitawahi rada ni hii risto ya vile utu umelost kwa society Kenya hii. Na sitastart kutupia mapolitrickcian blame sababu hiyo mtindo haiwesmake. Lakini haimaanishi eti hawana blame. Hebu tucheki risto ya KEMSA ndio tuingize akili. Ni Kenya tu ndio mawadhii incognito wanaweza kupiga kaletha kwa ofee ya gava na wakalaza tender ya
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The mound of plastic waste kept growing by the day. When the size reached a ’climax’ of sorts, the ’boys’ would light it up and see it go in flames. These were all sorts of plastics: From electric accessories to plastic utensils… From furniture waste to waste packages… From pharmaceutical products to cosmetics… The list
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It seemed as if the toil would not end. And what made it even harder was that elusive payday. But this did not stop the ’powers-that-be’ from demanding that we meet the strict deadlines. So I kept on working on the unfinished business…unfinished work. But the more I kept going on, the less I felt
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2020 was a year like no other. Besides the COVID-19 pandemic, the Black Lives Matter movement came to the forefront because of the death of George Floyd. George Floyd’s final words resonated with most of us… ’I can’t breathe’… These were not only words but a plea to the rogue police officer kneeling on his
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I once stumbled upon a sterling article by Dr Festus Mwangi highlighting the plight of children living with cancer. Though it was written in 2019, its message still resonates audibly with me. Not only did he highlight about the increase in instances of childhood cancers but also about the lack of awareness especially among the
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There’s a silent epidemic around us: an organ failure epidemic. Public and private hospitals are teeming with patients both young and old with diverse types of organ complications. But such an increase in health challenges are not without cause and for the most part, we lay the blame on lifestyle. Though plausible, some cases beg
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2021 has shown up giving us a sense of relief… Or has it? 2020 was just something else… But the past year has opened up our minds in ways we could never have imagined… We have realized how easy it is to lose a job. How tough it is to stay at home… And how
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Aliamka gethaa za ngware. Alitry vile angeweza kufunngua macho juu alikuwa amebleki saa nane saa usiku. Janta ilikuwa imeshika kushika… Na vile alikuwa doki msimo huu wa Mbagathi (COVID-19) alikuwa amewekwa bumper daily. Alikuwa anadoro kwa ka single alikuwa amekodisha pale Ngumo ndio aweze kuishia Kenyatta wakati akiitwa. Mamaa na watoi walikuwa wanaparki kwa mtaa
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Dandora rubbish dump tells a story. This huge rubbish pile in eastern Nairobi receives large deposits of solid waste from the city and its environs almost on an hourly basis. As trucks, pick-ups and lorries filled with rotting garbage off-load waste, hundreds of middle class households continue reproducing it. We might not look at it
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(Reuters) – European Union lawmakers on Thursday approved green finance rules ensuring investments do not prop up polluting industries, requirements they and investors say should also guide spending of hundreds of billions of euros in coronavirus recovery funds. European Union flags fly outside the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, December 19, 2019. REUTERS/Yves Herman
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OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) – At an open-pit granite quarry in Burkina Faso’s capital, workers’ children play in the rubble while others toil alongside their parents after the coronavirus pandemic closed schools. Neimatou Ouedraogo, 9, carries a bucket of water in Pissy informal granite quarry, since schools closed amid the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in
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(Reuters) – Six European Union countries, including Germany, France and the Netherlands, have called for EU legislation and increased funding to support hydrogen, a low-carbon technology in line for cash from the bloc’s coronavirus recovery fund. FILE PHOTO: European Union flags fly outside the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, February 19, 2020. REUTERS/Yves Herman/File
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(Reuters) – Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue on Friday unveiled what he called a “blueprint” for enabling energy extraction, mining, grazing and logging in federal forests by speeding up environmental reviews and permitting. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue holds a U.S. flag-themed face mask while speaking about the nation?s food supply chain during
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