Kenya: Kenya Faces Devastating Prosopis Invasion – What Can Be Done

[The Conversation Africa] Woody plant species have been deliberately introduced into many arid and semi-arid regions across the world as they can help combat desertification and provide resources – like fuelwood – to the rural poor. But some of these alien trees and shrubs have become invasive, having devastating effects on other species as well as people.

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Africa: Uganda Becomes First Country in Africa to Meet WHO Goal of Tackling Hepatitis B

[East African] Uganda is the first and only country in Africa to reach and surpass the World Health Organisation 2020 target of ensuring access, treatment and awareness creation of Hepatitis B, according to a new scorecard launched to track progress against the viral infection on the continent.

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