New WTO boss warns against vaccine nationalism

The newly-appointed head of the World Trade Organization (WTO) has told the BBC that vaccine protectionism must be overcome to solve the pandemic. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala said “a phenomenon where rich countries are vaccinating their populations and poor countries have to wait” must be avoided. In recent weeks, several countries have More...

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By admin On Wednesday, February 17th, 2021
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British company pays out $9.7 million to victims of rape and rights abuses in Malawi, Kenya

A UK company, Camellia Group, agreed to settle legal claims from a number of Kenyan and Malawian women over gross human rights abuses and rape allegations. The firm’s guards have been accused of committing More...

By admin On Monday, February 1st, 2021
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KENYA-SOMALI RELATIONS CONTINUE TO DETERIORATE

Tensions between Kenya and Somalia continued to rise this week, with Somalia’s information ministry releasing a statement accusing Kenya-funded and -trained rebels of crossing into Jubbaland. As of Thursday, More...

By admin On Friday, January 1st, 2021
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Africa’s Journey of a thousand Miles’ under AfCFTA

By: Agnes Gitau Africa’s journey of a Thousands miles begins today under the Africa free trade agreement ‘ AfCFTA’. This is Africa’s opportunity towards recovery and prosperity and ultimately More...

By admin On Wednesday, December 30th, 2020
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What is the state of democracy on continental Africa today?

Aljazeera: At least 16 African nations have held elections this year. But there have been almost as many debates as to whether democracy is actually disappearing across the continent. A number of leaders continue More...

By admin On Thursday, December 17th, 2020
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CBK ends free M-Pesa transfers

The Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) has lifted the waiver on mobile money transaction fees under Sh1000 beginning January. CBK says only mobile money transactions below Sh100 will be free as providers reinstate the More...

By admin On Wednesday, December 16th, 2020
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Horn of Africa political crisis as Somalia cuts Diplomatic Ties with its Neighbour Kenya

Somalia cut diplomatic relations with neighbouring Kenya on Tuesday, accusing it of meddling in politics as protests and gunfire erupted in the capital Mogadishu over delayed elections. The dispute could undermine More...

By admin On Monday, December 14th, 2020
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East Africa Court of Justice halts implementation of 25% duty on glass imports imposed by Kenya

Tanzanian glass container manufacturer, Kioo Limited breaths a sigh of relief following the East Africa Court of Justice (EACJ) halting the implementation of the 25 percent excise duty on imported glass bottles More...

By admin On Sunday, December 13th, 2020
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2021 Africa Macroeconomic outlook

The coronavirus pandemic continues to upend lives and livelihoods globally plummeting economic growth in individual countries. Although the SSA region may have been spared the rate of infections recorded in advanced More...

By admin On Tuesday, December 8th, 2020
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Kenya/UK sign an economic Partnership Agreement

  The UK onTuesday 8 December) signed an Economic Partnership Agreement with Kenya. The deal was signed in London by International Trade Minister Ranil Jayawardena and Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary for Trade, More...

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