Kenya’s president Kenyatta extends nationwide curfew to curb COVID-19 spread

Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta said on Monday he had extended a nationwide curfew for another 30 days and banned alcohol sales in restaurants to curb the spread of COVID-19. The nightly curfew had been due to be lifted on Aug. 6 or 7. Kenya has so far reported 17,603 cases of infection with the novel coronavirus and 280 deaths from the related disease More...

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By admin On Thursday, July 16th, 2020

UK to offer work permits to non-graduate Kenyans

Highly skilled Kenyans without degree-level qualifications will from next year be allowed to apply for work permits in Britain under post-Brexit immigration rules, enabling them to compete with job-seekers from More...

By admin On Monday, May 11th, 2020

Moody’s Changes Outlook on Kenya’s Rating to Negative from Stable

FAR Moody’s Investors Service, on Thursday changed the outlook on the Government of Kenya’s ratings to negative from stable. Concurrently, Moody’s has affirmed Kenya’s B2 issuer and senior unsecured More...

By admin On Wednesday, May 6th, 2020

Kenya floods kill 194 people, displace tens of thousands

Aljazeera Floods and landslides caused by heavy rain in Kenya have killed nearly 200 people, displaced 100,000 and strained critical infrastructure, officials said on Wednesday. The heavy rain, which accelerated More...

By admin On Friday, April 24th, 2020

Tullow Oil exit from East Africa almost complete

Nation Tullow Oil’s exit from East Africa is gathering steam after the firm signed a deal to sell all its assets in Uganda. In an announcement made Thursday, Tullow said it’s transferring its assets for Lake More...

By admin On Tuesday, April 14th, 2020

IMF to provide immediate debt relief to 25 countries most of which are in Africa.

The International Monetary Fund said on Monday it would provide immediate debt relief to 25 member countries under its Catastrophe Containment and Relief Trust (CCRT) to allow them to focus more financial resources More...

By admin On Monday, April 13th, 2020

East Africa’s female flower workers lose jobs as coronavirus hits exports.

REUTERS: Emma Wanjiru had been packing roses at the flower farm in Kenya’s Rift Valley town of Naivasha for six months when she was told not to come back two weeks ago. The mother-of-two was devastated to lose More...

By admin On Thursday, April 9th, 2020

COVID 19 – Refugee Camps and migrants already facing the brunt of the pandemic.

According to WHO Africa office, COVID19 pandemic is spreading rapidly across African countries. To date there are over 11, 000 reported COVID positive cases , 1405 recovery and 575 deaths. The pandemic has had a More...

By admin On Wednesday, April 8th, 2020

Global trade drops to the levels of the 2008/2009 Financial Crisis

The World Trade Organization (WTO) is predicting a severe decline in international commerce this year. In a new report the WTO forecasts a contraction of between 13% and 32% this year. The wide range of possibilities More...

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By admin On Saturday, April 4th, 2020

Kenya private sector activity plunges in March – PMI

Reuters Private sector activity in Kenya tumbled in March as the global coronavirus pandemic hammered consumer demand and forced businesses to reduce their operations and staffing levels, a survey showed on Friday. The More...