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World 12 Dec 2020 | 12:46 AM

Scientists deploy wasps to control devastating tomato pest in Africa

NAIROBI, Dec. 11 (Xinhua) -- Scientists at the Nairobi-based International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (Icipe) have turned to wasps to fight Tuta absoluta, a highly destructive tomato pest that was detected for the first time in Africa in 2008 and has since spread rapidly across the continent.

World 26 Nov 2020 | 1:08 AM

Kenyan scientists in "race against time" to develop climate-smart seeds

NAIROBI, Nov. 25 (Xinhua) -- On the farm at the government research station in Kibos, western Kenya, hundreds of maize plants stand tall.

World 21 Nov 2020 | 12:10 AM

Kenya to nurture scientific talent in creating wealth, employment

NAIROBI, Nov. 20 (Xinhua) -- Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta said on Friday his government will nurture scientific talent in creating wealth and employment opportunities in the country.