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Are Drought-Resistant Crops In Africa The Tech Fix They’re Cracked Up To Be?

Are Drought-Resistant Crops In Africa The Tech Fix They’re Cracked Up To Be?

The rains are not what they once were in Kitui County. As climate change bites, the wet season is more erratic and drought has become an all-too-common phenomenon in this rural corner of eastern Kenya. This year, the community’s produce of peas, sorghum and other staples failed to reach maturity because the rains arrived one […]

OPINION: African Women Have Genes That Prevent Onset High Blood Pressure

OPINION: African Women Have Genes That Prevent Onset High Blood Pressure

African women possess a special gene that prevents onset of high blood pressure during pregnancy, a medical conditional called preeclampsia, according to findings of research by British and Ugandan scientists led by a Makerere University lecturer, Dr Annettee Nakimuli. Dr Nakimuli, a senior lecturer at the department of obstetrics and gynaecology, School of Medicine, Makerere […]