[The Star] The deadline for filing tax returns has been extended to Sunday to allow more Kenyans to use the online platform.
[The Star] More than 60 reformed cattle rustlers from North Pokot sub county have received training on modern farming methods to provide them with alternative sources of income.
[The Star] ONLINE remittance firm JamboPay has extended its services to Mombasa with recruitment of an agent to facilitate electronic payment of utility and other bills.
[The Star] A Kenyan seed entrepreneur Captain (Rtd) James Gichanga Karanja has been awarded the 2015 African Agribusiness Entrepreneur Award. Karanja, who is the CEO of Frescho Seeds Kenya Limited, was announced the winner during the Making Markets Matter executive training programme for the agribusiness sector held in South Africa.
[The Star] Lack of funds has delayed construction of the 600km Kitale-Lodwar-Nadapal road, expected to cost more than Sh60 billion.
[The Star] Agricultural land in arid and semi-arid areas still remains underutilised yet it has the potential to improve food security, nutrition and in general Kenya's economy. Arid and Semi-Arid Lands rely on seasonal rainfall.
[The Star] MEMBERS of a public servants' union have threatened to go on a nationwide strike on July 1 over new National Hospital Insurance Funds deductions.
[The Star] The ministry of agriculture has formulated new policies and regulations to guide crop and animal production.
[The Star] M.A. Khan Insurance Brokers and Tausi Assurance recently hosted an appreciation night at the Zen Gardens, Nairobi. The main aim of the event was to thank its long time well clients and supporters, who have been with them from the companies incorporation.
[The Star] Nigeria recently banned female genital cutting or female genital mutilation (FGC/FGM). That is a huge step forward for women's rights. But what is FGC? And what does the situation look like elsewhere?
[The Conversation Africa] Globally, droughts have had a negative impact on many plant species. This has led to much higher rates of mortality than usual. Understanding how different species are likely to respond to drought is crucial to accurately predicting the impact of future climate change on plant communities.
[SAIIA] Ahead of the UN Conference of Parties (COP 21) meeting in December 2015, which it is hoped will deliver a universal, legally binding climate agreement to succeed the Kyoto Protocol by 2020, Paris is hosting an International Scientific Conference (ISC) from 7-10 July.
[The Conversation Africa] Stone tools. Our ancestors made them, some people still make them, and many species of extinct humans made them too. For more than three million years, fractured pieces of hard rock provided past people with a means to extract their livelihood from the environment.
[Al Jazeera] Mogadishu -Unlicensed clinics and pharmacies with unqualified staff have been dispensing counterfeit and expired medicines that are making people sick and endangering the lives of Somalis.
[Al Jazeera] Boko Haram fighters have waged new attacks on a series of towns and villages, killing at least 160 people.
[Ethiopian Herald] Ethiopia and South Africa are fostering their cooperation by strengthening economic and business relations, Ethiopia's Ambassador to South Africa said.
[SA Info] It was love all around for Anglican Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu - fondly dubbed the Arch - and his wife Leah as they celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary by renewing their vows on Thursday at St. George's Cathedral in Cape Town.
[Al Jazeera] Mourners have held a minute's silence at Tunisian beach resort in tribute to the 38 victims of one of the worst-ever attack on the country's soil.
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari describes as a "heinous atrocity" the latest wave of attacks by Boko Haram militants that left more than 150 people dead.
Tunisia's prime minister says the slow response of police to last week's deadly attack was a major problem.