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World’s first boat made from recycled plastic starts sailing in Kenya

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Flipflopi, the world's first boat made from recycled plastic on Thursday started sailing around Lake Victoria in Western Kenya to spread awareness on hazards...
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Kenya vows to foster regional unity and peace amid COVID-19

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Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta who addressed foreign envoys serving in Kenya on Thursday said that there were positive developments in countries such as South...
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African campaigner calls for ban on wildlife trade

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There is a need for the international community to enforce a ban on legal and illegal trade in wild animals amid threat to public...
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)

Locust crisis calm in east Africa – FAO

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Intensified control operations and limited breeding of locusts in east Africa have calmed the locust crisis in the region, the Food and Agriculture Organization...
interest rates

Kenya’s interest payment on domestic, foreign loans surge in 2020

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Kenya paid thrice as much interest on domestic loans as it did on foreign debt in 2020, with the East African nation's public debt...
Refugees

UN appeals for US$266 million to feed over 3 million refugees in Eastern Africa

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Two UN agencies have appealed for 29.23 billion shillings (about 266 million U.S. dollars) to end food ration cuts for more than 3 million...
nigerian-soldiers

Islamist terrorists storm town in Nigeria, attack aid workers

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dpa/GNA - Fighters with the Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorist group have attacked a town in north-eastern Nigeria, including several...
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Kenya feted for promoting clean cooking to fight climate change

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Kenya was on Monday feted by international green groups for promoting the uptake of clean cooking as a means to reduce deforestation and enhance...
Kendeka Prize

Kendeka Prize for African Literature

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Announcement of Judges   Kendeka Prize for African Literature is honoured to announce Lucas Wafula (Kenya), Renee Edwige Dro (Côte d’Ivoire) and Remy Ngamije (Namibia) as...
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta

Kenyan leader pledges to enhance regional unity as EAC chairman

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Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has vowed to spearhead regional unity and prosperity for the East African Community (EAC) as he took over the chairmanship...
Pay

Kenya’s mobile money usage falls in January

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After hitting a peak of 605.7 billion shillings (about 5.5 billion U.S. dollars) in December 2020, Kenya's monthly mobile money use declined in January...
World Health Day

Africa’s universal health coverage agenda on course amid COVID-19 shocks

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The quest to achieve universal health coverage (UHC) in Africa has gained momentum despite COVID-19 related disruptions, an expert said on Friday. Rispah Walumbe, Health...
nutrition

African experts urge investments in nutrition

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Robust investment in food security and nutrition programs tailor-made for vulnerable demographics including children, women and the elderly is key to hastening Africa's recovery...
elephants

Stronger laws urged to end elephant poaching in Africa

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The African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) on Friday called for the strengthening of laws in Africa to end elephant poaching. Legal frameworks for...
cargo

Kenya’s port cargo volumes peak amid easing of COVID-19 restrictions

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Kenya's Mombasa port has witnessed steady growth in import volumes for both general and containerized cargo following cessation of COVID-19 restrictions and lockdowns in...
budget

Kenyan campaigners call for pro-poor budget to hasten COVID-19 recovery

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Kenya should increase budgetary allocation towards programs that aim to cushion disadvantaged groups from negative impacts of COVID-19 pandemic, campaigners said Thursday. ...
Nearly 2 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines produced by Chinese company Sinovac Biotech arrive in Santiago, capital of Chile, Jan. 28. (Photo from the official website of Chilean Presidential Palace)

Timely vaccine arrivals in Africa show China honoring its commitment to global COVID-19 vaccination

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by Xinhua writer Cao Kai With the timely arrival of China's Sinopharm vaccine, Senegal on Tuesday officially began the first phase of its...
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Kenyan bourse deploys system to boost bond trading

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Kenya's Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) has deployed an automated system that integrates the market and other players to boost bond trading. Geoffrey...
UN Security Council

Kenya vows to advance Africa’s agenda on security and climate change at UNSC

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Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday evening reiterated his government's commitment to advancing Africa's agenda at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), particularly on...
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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...
Kenya Wildlife Service

Alarm as two giraffes electrocuted in Kenya’s conservancy

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Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) said it has confirmed two giant giraffes were electrocuted in an incident in Soysambu Conservancy, in the country's northwest Nakuru...
weather forecast

Africa urged to foster cooperation in weather and climate services

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The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) on Friday urged African countries to foster cooperation in weather and climate services by ratifying the proposed continental...
digital economy

Kenya calls on Africa to adopt digital finance to boost economic growth

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Kenya on Thursday urged African nations to adopt digital finance in order to boost their economic growth. Maureen Mbaka, chief administrative secretary,...
AstraZeneca/Oxford coronavirus vaccine

WHO roots for training of African health workers ahead of COVID-19 vaccine roll-out

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A seamless roll-out of COVID-19 vaccine in Africa hinges on improving the knowledge of the continent's frontline health care workers in critical areas like...
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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...
gas

Kenyan firm secures US$6.45 million energy contract in Djibouti

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Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen) said Thursday it has secured a 709.82 million shilling (about 6.48 million U.S. dollars) contract to drill three geothermal...
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Nairobi Expressway to boost tourism – Kenya hoteliers

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A Nairobi expressway being built by a Chinese company will boost tourism as more conferences are expected to be hosted in the Kenyan capital...
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...
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Kenyan bourse moves to boost trading

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The Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) on Friday shifted to a new broker network in a move that seeks to boost trading. The...