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Afreximbank

African Export-Import Bank calls for innovative finance solutions for free trade

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African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) on Thursday called for innovative finance solutions for the successful implementation of the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). ...
An electronic board showing the closing numbers of Nikkei Stock Average in Tokyo, Japan, on March 6, 2020. Tokyo stocks closed sharply lower Friday as investor sentiment was risk-averse from the outset following a global equities rout triggered by an escalation in concern over the spread of the coronavirus. (Xinhua/Du Xiaoyi)

Kenyan bourse to trade unquoted securities from May 12

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Trading of unquoted securities at the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) will start on May 12, a bourse official said Wednesday. Bansri Pattni,...
Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA)

PACJA’s Award Winner heads to Rhode Island Varsity Metcalf Institute for science journalists

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The 2020 best African TV Journalist African Climate Change and Environmental Reporting (ACCER) Award winner Ridwan Karim Dini-Osman from Ghana has been selected for...
agricultural productivity

Pan African organizations announces financial support for agricultural startups

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The Nairobi-based Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) on Tuesday announced partnership with Aceli Africa, a market incentive facility, to boost capital...
BIOTECHNOLOGY

African expert roots for biotechnology to boost smallholder income

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The ability of African countries to feed a growing population and boost smallholder farmers' income lies in greater adoption of biotechnology, an expert said...

Kenya heightens vigilance amid COVID-19 variant risk

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Kenya's Ministry of Health said on Friday that surveillance at the border with Uganda has been intensified amid reports of a COVID-19 variant B1617...
Kenyan Coat of arms

Kenya revises budget to respond to COVID-19 pandemic

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Kenya's National Treasury on Friday revised upwards its fiscal budget for the next financial year starting on July 1 in order to respond to...
Solar Farm Construction

Chinese gadgets boost use of solar energy in Kenya

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Three years ago, Caroline Waithira set up a dairy farm in central Kenya, actualizing a dream that she had harbored for years. To ensure that...
Iom Logo Standin

COVID-19 has worsened plight of migrants in Horn of Africa – IOM

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The onset of COVID-19 pandemic last year escalated the vulnerability of migrants from the Horn of African region to smugglers, vagaries of weather and...
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta speaks during a joint press conference with visiting U.S. President Barack Obama in Nairobi, Kenya, July 25, 2015. Kenya and the U.S. on Saturday reaffirmed their commitment on security cooperation and in the war against terrorism to help prevent future terror attacks in the East African nation. (Xinhua/Sun Ruibo)

Kenya and United States seek to strengthen bilateral ties

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Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday held bilateral talks with United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken during his virtual visit to Kenya. During the...
Centre for African Leaders in Agriculture (CALA)

AGRA and partners launch CALA to support agriculture sector leaders and country-level priorities

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New leadership learning Centre for established and emerging leaders in Africa’s agriculture sector launched by AGRA, African Management Institute, and USAID’s Policy LINK and...
Kenyan Coat of arms

Kenya’s malaria prevalence drops amid robust prevention measures

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The overall malaria prevalence in Kenya dropped from 8 percent in 2015 to 5.6 percent in 2020 amid investment in robust prevention measures, senior...
Earth Day

Earth Day Climate Summit: PACJA Urges Biden to Secure Fair Climate Deal for Africa 

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The Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA), the leading coalition of African CSOs advancing a just, inclusive and people-centred global climate regime, today called...
elephants

Kenya’s elephant number increases at 2.8 percent annually in past 30 years amid fall...

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Kenya's elephant population has gradually increased at an annual rate of approximately 2.8 percent over the last three decades amid declining poaching, a wildlife...
central bank kenya

Kenya plans to boost forex inflows by lowering cost of diaspora remittances

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Kenya's central bank said Friday it plans to boost the level of foreign exchange inflows by lowering the cost of diaspora remittances. ...
COVID-19 vaccine

Africa administers less than 2 percent of global COVID-19 vaccines – WHO

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Africa accounts for less than two percent of the 690 million COVID-19 vaccines administered globally so far. "Although progress is being made, many African...
More than 30,000 Togolese sought asylum in Ghana and other neighboring countries following the 2005 election results. Photo: UNHCR/D. Kamphuis

UNHCR proposes new resettlement plan for refugees in Kenyan camps

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The United Nations refugee agency said Friday it has shared with Kenya a proposed set of sustainable and rights-based measures aimed at identifying solutions...

Vaccine distribution exposes glaring global health inequity

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This year's World Health Day was marked on Wednesday against the backdrop of a raging pandemic highlighted with inequitable access to COVID-19 vaccine. Rich countries...
Climate Action In Africa

African campaigner says COVID-19 stalling climate response

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The COVID-19 pandemic is stalling action on climate change in Africa hence worsening communities' vulnerability to extreme weather events, a campaigner said on Thursday. Mithika...
World Animal Protection

Some global food brands are failing animals according to new report

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Some global food brands are stubbornly resistant to improving animal welfare standards, according to a new report launched today by World Animal Protection. The 2020 BBFAW Benchmark...

Kenya’s rural community health volunteers on frontline of saving lives

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Jael Onditi is a community health volunteer (CHV) who supplements the formal health system in promoting disease prevention in remote villages in western Kenya. She...
COVID-19

Anxiety grips Kenyans amid revised COVID-19 measures

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As Kenyans thought they were shrugging off the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the virus fastened its firm grip on the east African nation...
Raphael Tuju, secretary-general of Kenya's ruling Jubilee Party, who is also the cabinet secretary without portfolio, takes an interview with Xinhua in Nairobi, Kenya, on March 16, 2021. TO GO WITH "Interview: African countries have much to learn from 'Chinese miracle', says Kenyan party leader" (Photo by James Asande/Xinhua)

African countries have much to learn from “Chinese miracle” – Raphael Tuju

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China's exceptional economic and political success can be called as the "Chinese miracle," from which African countries have much to learn, a Kenyan party...
Housing Projects

Shelter Afrique eyes US$1.1 billion bond to fund low cost housing in Africa

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Pan-African housing development financier Shelter Afrique on Friday announced that it is seeking to raise 121 billion shillings (about 1.1 billion U.S. dollars) through...
farmers

Kenya scientists discover invasive snail damaging rice farms

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Kenyan scientists discovered an invasive snail that was damaging rice farms. Given the impact of this species in Asia, there is need for an...
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)

Desert locust infestation declines in Horn of Africa – FAO

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Delayed rains in the Horn of Africa have helped keeping the locust population down, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations...
refugees n queue

UNHCR urges dialogue with Kenya over planned closure of refugee camps

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"We urge the Government of Kenya to ensure that any decisions allow for suitable and sustainable solutions to be found and that those...

President Magufuli died of Covid-19 – Tanzania opposition leader

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dpa/GNA – Tanzanian main opposition leader Tundu Lissu on Thursday said President John Magufuli died of Covid-19, a day after the government announced...
Kenya Team

Kenya edge Tanzania 2-1 in soccer friendly

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Kenya's Harambee Stars won their second international friendly here on Monday, beating Tanzania 2-1 to intensify their preparations for the 2021 Africa Cup of...
arrested

Kenya arrest woman with 5.3 kg of heroin at Moi airport

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Kenya's Anti-Narcotics Police Unit (ANU) has nabbed 5.3 kg of heroin at Moi International Airport, at the port city of Mombasa. Head of ANU Hamisi...