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Women Entrepreneurs in Kenya Can Rely on ITC and KEPROBA’s Support

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On 25 February 2021, ITC and the Kenya Export Promotion & Brand Agency (KEPROBA) launched the Business Support Organization Directory for women entrepreneurs in...
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Spotify starts operations in Ghana

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Spotify, the world’s most popular global audio streaming subscription service, on Tuesday, February commenced operations in Ghana and three other African countries. ...
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Kenya’s tea earnings surge to US$1.09 billion in 2020

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Kenya earned 120 billion shillings (1.09 billion dollars) from tea exports in 2020, up from 1.06 billion dollars in 2019, a new report from...
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Kenya’s rising political temperature reawaken memories of old skirmishes

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Francis Mureithi, a business magnet in his locality recalls all too well when the main road leading to his home from the Nairobi's central...
Kenya Wildlife Service

Kenya partners with industry to boost action on human and wildlife conflicts

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The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) on Monday announced a partnership with BIDCO Africa Limited, a manufacturer of fast-moving consumer goods, to promote co-existence between...
Pregnant Women

Kenya’s slum health facility offers lifeline to pregnant mothers amid pandemic

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The Lengo medical clinic, located at the heart of one of the largest slums in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, is the only private health...
White Rhinos

Kenya implants microchips in rhinos to fight poaching

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The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) said Thursday it has begun implanting microchips in every black rhino in the country's Tsavo East National Park in...
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5 Burundians arrested in Kenya over suspected human trafficking

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Police in western Kenya on Thursday intercepted five Burundi nationals. Nyamira County Commissioner Amos Mariba said the five had boarded a commuter...
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Kenya extends deadline to phase out old passports to December

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The Kenyan government on Thursday extended the deadline to phase out old passports to December. Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i said phasing...
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Kenya’s real estate sector to see continued slowdown in 2021

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The performance of Kenya's commercial real estate is expected to experience a continued slowdown in 2021 with the COVID-19 pandemic, a report released on...
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AMISOM troops intercept stolen truck in Somalia

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Kenya Defense Forces (KDF) troops serving under the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) intercepted a truck that had been stolen in Nairobi, a...
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Uncertainty hits online businesses in Kenya over new tax

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Some online-entrepreneurs in Kenya are considering changing their business models, others are still in dilemma of how to conduct their activities while a few...
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Kenya vows to spearhead regional peace initiatives despite spat with Somalia

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Kenya said on Thursday it will continue championing regional peace initiatives and will not meddle in the internal affairs of any country despite the...
“Proponents of the New Paradigm in Africa have a new milestone to celebrate, with the opening of a new segment of the Mombasa-Kisumu Standard Gauge Rail (SGR) line in Kenya. On October 16, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta led a celebration to open Segment 2A, a 120 kilometer (75 mile) extension from the capital (and current terminus) of Nairobi, to Naivasha, a large town northwest of the capital. Opening of this—admittedly rather short—segment nonetheless brings the SGR project one step closer to its planned destination: Kampala, the capital city of neighboring, landlocked Uganda.”

Kenya welcomes report by fact finding mission on dispute with Somalia

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Kenya has welcomed a report of the East African bloc's (IGAD) appointed fact-finding mission that was set up to look into issues surrounding the...
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Uhuru Kenyatta urges South Sudan leaders to hasten peace process

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Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday urged South Sudan leaders to expedite the implementation of the remaining aspects of the peace pact signed in...
“Proponents of the New Paradigm in Africa have a new milestone to celebrate, with the opening of a new segment of the Mombasa-Kisumu Standard Gauge Rail (SGR) line in Kenya. On October 16, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta led a celebration to open Segment 2A, a 120 kilometer (75 mile) extension from the capital (and current terminus) of Nairobi, to Naivasha, a large town northwest of the capital. Opening of this—admittedly rather short—segment nonetheless brings the SGR project one step closer to its planned destination: Kampala, the capital city of neighboring, landlocked Uganda.”

Kenya and Britain sign new deal to boost defense ties

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Kenya and Britain on Monday signed a new security deal in order to boost defense ties. Fred Matiang'i, Kenya's Cabinet Secretary of...
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Kenya offers tax relief measures to boost collections amid COVID-19

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Kenya is offering tax relief measures to boost collections amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the revenue agency said on Wednesday. Caxton Masudi, deputy...
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Kenya launches robots to cushion health workers from COVID-19 risks

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Kenya's health ministry on Friday launched smart anti-epidemic robot technology to reduce exposure of health workers to COVID-19 patients under their care. Mutahi Kagwe, cabinet...
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Kenya targets sending more boxers to 2021 Tokyo Olympics Games

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Kenya is looking to send more boxers to the 2021 Tokyo Olympics Games as the team intensifies its preparations ahead of the qualification round...
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Kenya eyes more boxing qualifiers for Tokyo Olympics

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Kenya is looking to send more boxers to the 2021 Tokyo Olympics Games as the team intensifies its preparations ahead of the qualification round...
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Kenya to bid for 2025 World Athletics Championship

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Kenya has received the 2025 World Athletics Championship bidding documents as the country aims for international events after the 2017 youth global event opened...
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Kenya says 24 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine due in February

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Kenya's health ministry confirmed on Wednesday that 24 million doses of COVID-19 will arrive in the country mid-February. Mutahi Kagwe, Health Cabinet...
Photo taken on Feb. 4, 2020 shows a cloud of locusts flying in Mwingi North, Kenya. A number of East African countries are suffering serious locust infestation, with Kenya experiencing its worst in 70 years, which, if left unchecked, could grow 500 times in scale by June, a UN spokesman said Friday. Stephane Dujarric, spokesman for the UN secretary-general, said besides Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia are undergoing their worst locust infestation in 25 years, and that Djibouti, Eritrea, Uganda and Tanzania are also experiencing swarm activity and locust breeding, while the risk of spread to South Sudan is high. (Xinhua/Fred Mutune)

UN releases fund to fight desert locust spread in Kenya

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The United Nations has appropriated 1.5 million U.S. dollars from its Central Emergency Response Fund to fight the possible spread of a desert locust...
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Kenya’s stock market turnover falls 6 percent in 2020

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Equity turnover at the Kenyan bourse fell 6.6 percent in 2020 hurt by effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, which saw foreign investors who account...
Aerial photo shows trains at the Nairobi railway station in Nairobi, capital of Kenya. /Xinhua

Belt and Road Infrastructure Contributes to Africa’s Development: No ‘Debt-trap’

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CGTN published my article below: Belt and Road Infrastructure Contributes to Africa’s Development: No ‘Debt-trap’ on December 26 , 2020. In this article,...
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UNFPA schools members of MCAN on Ghana’s ICPD+25 commitments and Nairobi’s summit 2019

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With respect to accurate reportage and proper dissemination of news stories for public education, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), has schooled members of...
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Kenya says SGR has entrenched safety culture in key operations

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A safety culture takes precedence in Kenya's Standard Gauge Railways (SGR) operations, an official said on Sunday. Olivia Mengich, deputy manager for...
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Kenya more damaged by COVID-19 second wave than other African nations

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Kenya is suffering more financial and emotional stress from the COVID-19 pandemic than other African nations, according to a survey by GeoPoll that found...
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Somalia recalls ambassador to Kenya over political interference

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The Somali government said on Sunday night it has recalled its ambassador to Kenya Mohamud Ahmed Nur Tarsan, citing political and economic meddling in...
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Kenya mulls partnerships with foreign contractors to boost local building capacity

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Kenya plans to partner with foreign contractors in order to boost the local capacity in the building sector, the construction regulator said on Monday. Maurice...