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Kenya to reintroduce family planning to stop decline in Kenyan living standards

The Kenyan Government plans to re-introduce family planning, Wycliffe Oparanya, Planning Minister has said.
After the vigorous family planning campaigns of the 1980s and 1990s with positive results, the drive petered off after making modest gains, he said.

Originally published in The Standard - for Fairness and Justice in Nairobi, Kenya as Oparanya:High population compromising quality of life on Wednesday, 2 February 2011. Thanks, also, to the Overseas Immigration News Centre for notifying us of this story.

Biofuels threaten to turn Kenya's Tana Delta into ecological wasteland

The recently approved plans to transform globally important and ecologically sensitive Tana Delta wetlands into vast fields of toxic, monoculture sugar cane and biofuel mill threatens the livelihoods of local farmers as well as 350 species including birds, lions, hippos, nesting turtles, elephants, sharks, reptiles and the Tana red colobus, one of 25 primates facing extinction globally.

What you can do: Visit in order to ask the Kenyan Government to cancel the project in accord with its own environmental laws.

See also: Agrofuel company violently represses communities in Guatemala of 12 Jul 08, Public Hearing against Agrofuels in Valle del Cauca, Colombia of 25 Jun 08, Evo Morales re-nationalises energy and telecommunications companies, denounces biofuel-driven starvation of 12 May 08.

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