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Kenya says China’s support boosts regional bamboo value chain

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Kenya said on Friday that China's support has been instrumental in the development of robust bamboo value chain in the eastern African region. ...
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Kenya’s private sector to spearhead green economic growth

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Kenya's private sector said on Friday it will spearhead green economic growth through increased recycling of waste products. Carol Karuga, CEO,...
Medical workers are seen in a COVID-19 quarantine hospital in Cairo, Egypt, on June 15, 2020. Egypt reported on Monday its highest single-day COVID-19 deaths with 97 fatalities, taking the death toll in the North African country to 1,672, said the Egyptian Health Ministry. According to the ministry's spokesman Khaled Megahed, 1,691 new COVID-19 infections have also been registered in the past 24 hours, bringing the total confirmed cases to 46,289. (Xinhua/Ahmed Gomaa)

Kenya’s long-term securities attractive to investors as COVID-19 cases fall

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Investors have warmed to Kenya's Treasury bonds as East African nation's cases of COVID-19 decline. Uptake of the long-term securities hit a...

Kenya urges regional cooperation against rising cross-border crime

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Kenya on Friday called for regional alliances against rising cross-border crime. Fred Matiang'i, cabinet secretary at the Ministry of Interior, said...
Medical workers are seen in a COVID-19 quarantine hospital in Cairo, Egypt, on June 15, 2020. Egypt reported on Monday its highest single-day COVID-19 deaths with 97 fatalities, taking the death toll in the North African country to 1,672, said the Egyptian Health Ministry. According to the ministry's spokesman Khaled Megahed, 1,691 new COVID-19 infections have also been registered in the past 24 hours, bringing the total confirmed cases to 46,289. (Xinhua/Ahmed Gomaa)

Kenya announces partial resumption of sporting activities amid COVID-19

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Kenya's sports ministry on Friday released guidelines for the resumption of sporting events in the country after several months of COVID-19 disruptions. ...
Desks

Kenya launches locally assembled school desks project

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Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday launched the 1.9 billion shillings (about 17.6 million U.S. dollars) school furniture project that will see local artisans...
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COVID-19: Foreign Ministry announces end of evacuation exercise

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration on Saturday said it has ended the evacuation of stranded Ghanaians abroad due to the COVID-19...
FDIs

Kenya pledges investment in adult literacy programs

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Kenya will increase funding towards adult literacy programs amid temporary pause occasioned by COVID-19 disruptions, an official said on Friday during an event...

Three al-Shabab terrorists killed near Kenya-Somalia border

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Kenyan police on Friday confirmed that three al-Shabab terrorists were killed and four others injured on Thursday by a bomb they were assembling to...
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Kenya building mariculture center to spur research in aquaculture

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Kenya said on Friday that it is building a modern mariculture center to promote research in aquaculture. Micheni Ntiba, principal secretary for...
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Kenya’s tourist arrivals hit 14,000 in August amid COVID-19 disruptions

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Kenya's tourist arrivals reached 14,049 since the reopening of the international borders on Aug. 1, tourism and wildlife ministry said on Friday. ...
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Kenya government says 2020 economic growth to drop to 2.6 percent

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Kenya's economic growth is expected to drop to 2.6 percent in 2020, down from the previous year's 5.4 percent, mainly due to COVID-19,...
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Kenya to promote local content in creative industry

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Kenya plans to promote local content in its creative industry in order to boost employment opportunities, a government official said on Thursday. ...
Debt

Kenya at risk of debt distress – treasury

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Kenya's external debt sustainability indicators illustrate that the country faces a high risk of debt distress, the National Treasury says in a report...

Kenya says 2.5 million jobs lost in tourism sector

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More than 2.5 million Kenyans working in the tourism sector lost their jobs in the last five months due to COVID-19 related disruptions,...
Tax

Kenya launches mobile app to boost tax collections

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Kenya has launched a mobile phone application to help boost the country's tax collections, the revenue agency said on Thursday. Elizabeth...
golf

Kenya Golf Open tournament delayed again

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The annual Kenya Golf Open tournament has been rescheduled for next year, organizers announced on Thursday. The tournament, organized by the...
food package

Kenya launches synthetic biology innovation project to address challenges

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Kenya on Thursday launched the first synthetic biology innovation project to address food insecurity and healthcare challenges in the country. Benson...
Makeshift Hospital

Kenya warns of spike in COVID-19 cases amid disregard of containment measures

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Kenya's Ministry of Health on Wednesday warned that low use of face masks and poor social distancing is likely to trigger a spike in...
african grains

Kenya signs deal with regional grain agency to boost quality

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Kenya's National Cereals and Produce Board (NCPB) on Wednesday signed an agreement with the Eastern Africa Grain Council (EAGC) to boost the quality...
Photo taken in a foreign trade company in an industrial park of Jiangsu Haizhou Economic Development Zone shows employees working on a production line of cameras for a well-known brand of mobile phones. Jiangsu Haizhou Economic Development Zone in Lianyungang, east China’s Jiangsu province, has recently introduced a series of measures to cut taxes and fees in an effort to help foreign trade enterprises cope with the challenges brought about by the epidemic. (People’s Daily/Geng Yuhe)

Kenya mulls export-led development model to reduce trade imbalance

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Kenya plans to adopt an export-led development model in order to reduce the country's growing trade imbalance, a government official said on Wednesday. ...
Medical workers are seen in a COVID-19 quarantine hospital in Cairo, Egypt, on June 15, 2020. Egypt reported on Monday its highest single-day COVID-19 deaths with 97 fatalities, taking the death toll in the North African country to 1,672, said the Egyptian Health Ministry. According to the ministry's spokesman Khaled Megahed, 1,691 new COVID-19 infections have also been registered in the past 24 hours, bringing the total confirmed cases to 46,289. (Xinhua/Ahmed Gomaa)

Kenya’s trade surges with global lifting of COVID-19 restrictions

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Kenya's exports and imports rose significantly in July as various countries lessened COVID-19 restrictions, boosting trade activities. The east African nation's month-on-month...
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Wolrd Bank approves 750 million USD loan to boost transport, digital connectivity in Kenya

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The World Bank said on Wednesday it has approved an 81.3 billion shilling (about 750 million U.S. dollars) loan to help improve the movement...
Workers assemble Audi A6 L cars at a workshop of FAW-Volkswagen Automobile Co., Ltd. in Changchun, northeast China's Jilin Province, Feb. 17, 2020. A batch of black-colored Audi A6 L cars rolled off the production line on Monday. As the first batch of new cars produced at the FAW-Volkswagen Changchun base after the outbreak of novel coronavirus, it marked that the FAW-Volkswagen Automobile Co., Ltd., a passenger car joint venture between FAW and Volkswagen AG, officially resumed production. With thorough epidemic prevention and control measures, the joint venture's four major manufacturing bases in Changchun, Chengdu, Qingdao and Tianjin resumed production on Monday. (Xinhua/Zhang Nan)

Kenya’s car imports could take 2 years to recover from COVID-19 disruption

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Kenya's car imports are likely to take two years to recover from the negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, Peter Otieno, chairman of Car...
The World Bank

World Bank appoints new country director for Kenya

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The World Bank announced on Monday it has appointed Keith Hansen as the new country director for Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, and Uganda effective Sept....
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FAO vows to boost desert locust fight in Kenya

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The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) said on Monday that it had prioritized eradication of desert locusts in Kenya and...
Medical workers treat a COVID-19 patient at the coronavirus unit in Mayanei Hayeshua Medical Center, Bnei Brak, April 13, 2020. (Nati Shohat/Flash90)

Africa’s confirmed COVID-19 cases surpass 1.27 million

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The Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) on Friday disclosed that the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases across the African continent...
Dozens of Russian athletes have been tested positive for meldonium which was banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) from this year. (Sputnik Photo)

Kenya commits to new World Athletics’ anti-doping program

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Kenya is backing World Athletics' (WA) new testing program that was launched on Tuesday targeting top road runners in marathon, half-marathon and long distances. ...
Photo taken in a foreign trade company in an industrial park of Jiangsu Haizhou Economic Development Zone shows employees working on a production line of cameras for a well-known brand of mobile phones. Jiangsu Haizhou Economic Development Zone in Lianyungang, east China’s Jiangsu province, has recently introduced a series of measures to cut taxes and fees in an effort to help foreign trade enterprises cope with the challenges brought about by the epidemic. (People’s Daily/Geng Yuhe)

Kenya’s participation in China’s services trade fair to boost post-pandemic recovery — official

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Kenya will leverage its participation at the upcoming China International Fair for Trade in Services to boost a post-COVID-19 recovery through increased exports of...
terrorism

Kenya says to intensify regional counter-terrorism efforts

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Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta vowed on Wednesday his government will enhance its counter-terrorism efforts in Eastern Africa by working with regional governments and...