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Kenya has a massive skills gap: how it can fix the problem

Kenya’s extractives sector – covering oil, gas and mining– is booming. There have been recent discoveries of commercially viable resources, like oil and gold. The sector’s contribu- tion to the country’s gross domestic product currently stands at around 1%. But the government expects this to reach 10% by 2030. This sug- gests there’s still a great deal to be exploited. ...

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Why Kenya wants to overhaul its entire education system

Kenya’s existing school system isn’t producing the sorts of working people the country needs. Kenya is reforming its education system for the first time in 32 years. It’s also changing its curriculum from pre-school all the way through to high school. Part of what’s prompted this huge overhaul is the realisation that Kenya isn’t doing enough to produce school-leavers who ...

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Why Kenya’s short-term fixes won’t resolve its maize supply crisis

The Kenyan government recently made three policy announcements that are of great importance to maize farmers and consumers. The first was that a subsidy introduced in may 2017 to reduce consumer prices would be discontinued. before the subsidy, prices had soared to an all- time high on the back of dwindling supplies. The second announcement was a significant increase in ...

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Technique Developed in Kenya offers a refined way to map tree cover

Scientists at the World Agroforestry centre in Nairobi, Kenya, recently pioneered a new approach which uses satellite images and maps to show patterns linked to land use and cover change on a year- ly basis. Though the technique was developed in Kenya, it can be used regionally and potentially across the world. “Land use and cover change” are terms used ...

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How Kenya can make its ethnic democracy work

This past election has con- firmed that Kenya’s democ- racy is not fit for purpose. I say this because the country’s democracy hasn’t taken into account Kenya’s ethnic makeup. Ethnic ten- sions recur every election cycle, mak- ing it pretty obvious that politics in Kenya is a game of ethnic numbers. Call it ethnic majoritarianism if you like – the ...

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Kenya should be focused on recycling, not banning plastic bags

Kenya recently announced a ban on one of the most common materials used in the   country’s  packaging sector  –  plastic  bags. this  includes the use, manufacture and importa- tion of all plastic bags used for com- mercial and household packaging. this isn’t the first time the east African nation has tried to do this and the directive comes about 10 ...

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Kenya needs to up its game to get TB under control

Tuberculosis is a global health threat. Newer tools to test for the disease are already in use, changing  the  landscape to ensure the disease is caught earlier and that treatment begins promptly. the   Conversation   africa’s   Health and Medicine Editor Joy Wanja Muraya spoke to Prof gunturu Revathi on what’s holding Kenya back in its efforts to manage the disease.   ...

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