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Covid

AU delegation completes Kenya visit, says new COVID-19 wave linked to community spread

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A delegation from the African Union's Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) has completed a visit to inspect progress in Kenya's fight...
African Union

AU urges intensified measures against new COVID-19 infections

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The African Union has urged Kenya and other countries to keep the rate of coronavirus infections low in order to reduce the number of...
Photo taken on Jan. 22, 2020 shows an exterior view of the headquarters of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland. The WHO on Wednesday night extended to Thursday its emergency talks on whether the novel coronavirus outbreak in China constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). (Xinhua/Liu Qu)

WHO urges resumption of immunization services in Africa amid COVID-19

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African governments should establish robust systems to facilitate resumption of immunization services that had been disrupted by COVID-19 pandemic, the World Health Organization (WHO)...
climate change

UNDP to boost reforestation, response to climate change in Kenya

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The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on Wednesday pledged to support Kenya's efforts to improve forest cover and respond to climate change. Walid Badawi, UNDP...
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta

Kenya calls for peaceful resolution of Ethiopian conflict

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Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday urged parties to the ongoing internal conflict in Ethiopia to find peaceful means to end the crisis. Kenyatta in...
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta

Kenya’s surging COVID-19 infections risk derailing transformation agenda

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Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has said that a sudden increase in the number of COVID-19 positive cases in the country and fatalities has...
Covid

Kenyan motorcyclists prove mettle amid COVID-19 economic shocks

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Motorized two-wheelers locally known in Kenya as bodaboda have played a vital role in the economy, creating employment, supporting online trade as well...
Kenya Team

Kenya departs for Comoros seeking to tighten AFCON 2021 qualifying grip

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The Kenyan national football team the Harambee Stars departed Nairobi on Saturday morning for Comoros with sights on establishing a firm grip...
Kenya Film Commission

Kenya to co-produce films with China to boost creative sector

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Kenya plans to co-produce three films with China to boost the creative sector, a government official said. Timothy Owase, Chief Executive Officer of Kenya Film...
Covid

African lobby roots for extractive industry to minimize COVID-19 economic shocks

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Sub-Saharan African countries should leverage on revenues generated from natural resources like minerals and hydrocarbons to tame economic shocks linked to COVID-19 pandemic, a...
Mapping Africa

Stable Africa attracting investment amid global crises: report

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Shifting geopolitics are reconfiguring Africa's attractiveness to foreign direct investment, according to a report released Thursday. The report by Jersey Finance, a...
Brexit-dice

Kenya, Britain conclude trade talks to ensure smooth trade post Brexit

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Kenya and Britain on Tuesday concluded an economic partnership agreement (EPA) to ensure smooth trade when London leaves the European Union on Dec. 31. ...

Experts urge Africa to promote biotechnology to spur agricultural development

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African agricultural experts have called on governments, development agencies and regional economic communities to integrate biotechnology into the continent's agricultural development. The...

Kenya, E. Africa trade lobby sign US$12 million deal to fund infrastructure

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Kenya and the East African trade promotion lobby, TradeMark East Africa on Tuesday signed a 1.31 billion shillings (about 12 million U.S. dollars) agreement...
Photo taken on Jan. 22, 2020 shows an exterior view of the headquarters of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland. The WHO on Wednesday night extended to Thursday its emergency talks on whether the novel coronavirus outbreak in China constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). (Xinhua/Liu Qu)

WHO says COVID-19 spurs health innovations in Africa

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African youth have come up with innovations that address a host of health-related challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic, a senior World Health Organization (WHO)...
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta

Kenyan leader orders police to deal with threats to national security

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Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday directed the police to deal firmly with threats to national security amid a spike in crime across the...
Flag China

China’s 14th Five-Year Plan to catalyze global inclusive development, says Kenyan expert

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China's 14th Five-Year Plan is expected to catalyze equitable development domestic and abroad based on the country's robust economic growth during the past five...
Covid

Kenya’s agro-firms ditch traditional service provision amid COVID-19 pandemic

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Before COVID-19 pandemic hit Kenya, farmer Geoffrey Aluvale, who is based in western Kenya, would strive to reach out to various agro-firms for service. ...
A man sits outside the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Secretariat office in Accra, capital of Ghana, August 17, 2020. Ghanaian President on Monday handed over the edifice housing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) secretariat to the African Union (AU) for the commencement of work. (Ghana Presidency/Handout via Xinhua)

AfCFTA can benefit from COMESA experience: UN official

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The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) can benefit from the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) experience in liberalization of trade,...
Covid China Holds Discussions With African Ambassadors Over Fallout

FOCAC’s 20 years witness ever-strengthening China-Africa cooperation, unity

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At the turn of the 21st century, China and Africa established what would become one of the world's most vibrant and successful multilateral platforms...
A panoramic view of the Sanjiangyuan area. (Photo from the administration bureau of Sanjiangyuan National Park)

Kenya’s Nairobi National Park size rises to 78,000 acres

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Kenya's Nairobi National Park size has increased to 78,000 acres from the previous 29,000 acres, a government official said on Friday. Najib...

Kenya Airways resumes flights to Tanzania

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Kenya Airways on Monday resumed flights to Tanzania after Dar es Salaam lifted suspension of all Kenyan airline operators. Allan Kilavuka, CEO...
Business In Ghana

Kenya’s small businesses see bright times ahead as COVID-19 cases decline

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Joseph Mundia, who runs a construction material store in Kitengela, south of Kenya's capital Nairobi, has been following COVID-19 updates from the Ministry of...
Farmer

Kenyan farmers’ shift to climate-smart birds pays off amid erratic weather

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Four years ago, many Kenyan poultry farmers started to keep new hardy breeds of chickens introduced into the east Africa nation by local scientists. ...
Social media

Social media creates young celebrity farmers in Kenya

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When Caleb Karuga, a young farmer in Kenya's capital Nairobi, started to document his activities a few years ago and share them on social...
Gun Shot Dead

Kenyan police kill 8 suspected burglars

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Kenyan police on Sunday night killed eight suspected burglars in the industrial area of the capital, Nairobi. The robbers were killed by...
Medics work at the coronavirus isolation centre at the Mbagathi Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya, March 6, 2020. (Photo by Fred Mutune/Xinhua)

Kenya hails China’s support towards COVID-19 fight

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Kenya on Sunday hailed China for the support it has provided to strengthen the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Rashid Aman, chief...
biodiversity

Kenya mulls policy to expand botanical gardens to boost biodiversity conservation

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Kenya is considering putting in place a policy that will help to expand the number of botanical gardens in order to boost conservation of...
Colourful: The women of the San tribe make their colourful beads from ostrich egg shells and make extra money by selling them to tourists

Kenyan women prove resilience amid COVID-19 pandemic

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Two cars which were parked beside a road were later driven into the hands of Jedidah Wangari who cleaned them thoroughly while paying special...
Nigerian traders

EAC urged to hasten admission of DR Congo to boost intra-regional trade

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The East African Business Council (EABC), a private sector association comprising investors involved in exporting and importing, on Wednesday urged the East African Community...