UNDP launches first Kiswahili summary edition of Human Development Report

The UN Development Programme (UNDP) on Wednesday launched the first Kiswahili

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A programme controls animal diseases in Kenya and Uganda

Pastoralist communities in Kenya and Uganda depend on livestock for their livelihoods.

Animal diseases, which spread across borders, can wipe out these livelihoods, leaving communities vulnerable to hunger and poverty.

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An activist says Ogiek people of Kenya are denied right to land

Indigenous delegates in the General Assembly Hall at the opening of the twelfth session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.

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Chinese actress Li Bingbing advocates for saving African elephants

Chinese actress Li Bingbing, UNEP Goodwill Ambassador. [UNEP Photo][/caption]China’s leading actress has called for greater effort to end the illegal ivory trade, which experts say is fueling a rise in the killing of elephants across Africa.

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Kenyan nominated to lead UN trade and development agency

A former Minister of Trade and Industry of Kenya has been chosen to lead the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).

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Education critical to empower indigenous women in Kenya, says an activist

Indigenous women in Kenya face a number of challenges including lack of education and economic opportunities, according to an indigenous activist.

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Reforming energy subsidies in Africa

In many countries, governments often subsidize the energy sector, keeping the price of power lower than it might otherwise be. The aim is to ease the burden on the poor by helping them access energy more cheaply.

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UN chief congratulates Uhuru Kenyatta on his election as President of Kenya

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today congratulated Uhuru Kenyatta on his election as President of Kenya, and urged Kenyans to remain calm following a decision by the country's top court that settled the ballot win.

Kenyan activist says UN must engage with youth through social media

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon this week challenged youth at a UN forum on science, technology and innovation to help the organization bridge the so-called digital divide.

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Mosquito nets for animal health

Mosquito nets for animals? It seems to work, according to a Senior Officer with FAO’s Animal Health Service in Rome.

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