Samuel Otieno

Samuel Otieno

Total 18 Posts
Freelance Science Journalists and ICT Technician, Passionate football fun, beach soccer player

Africa’s COVID-19 R&D priorities

A new study focusing on Africa uncovers new COVID-19 R&D priorities relevant to the continent. African policymakers should use the findings to prioritise research funding.

African countries to benefit from COVID-19 clinical R&D

Africa and other developing regions are largely missing in COVID-19 trials. A new coalition aims to help low- and middle-income countries conduct such trials.

Reporting forced evictions in Kenya

Some people in Kenya who are facing forced evictions are using an app to help provide evidence and demand actions.

East Afrika's universities are not engaging well with the extractive industry

The disconnect between industry and higher learning institutions, especially the universities, is hampering capacity building in natural resources exploitation for socioeconomic development of East Africa, experts say. A conference to be held in Kenya next week (15-18 May) aims to facilitate networking and sharing of experiences among key actors in

Afrika should value job creation and environmental protection

Afrikan countries need to embrace circular economy to lessen waste production and pollution whilst promoting environmentally friendly and sustainable growth, experts say. Circular economy β€” the concept of reducing and reusing waste β€” could help the continent solve environmental challenges, according to the 2nd Next Einstein Forum held in Rwanda last month

Afrika is slow in creating digital health innovations

The lack of prioritisation of digital innovations in health systems could make it difficult for Africa to attain the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a forum has heard. The 3rd Annual Aid and International Development Africa Summit held in Kenya last month (27-28 February) noted that Africa is slow in integrating

Creating and using local data for socioeconomic growth

Afrika’s tendency of not using locally generated big data is stifling efforts to tackle socioeconomic challenges such as food insecurity, health and climate change, a meeting has observed. The 8th Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) annual scientific and health conference that was held last month (14-16 February) in Kenya