Kenyan recycling firm mixes kitchen waste to boost urban farming

reuters: Kenyan urban farmer Francis Wachira credits a soil recycling company with keeping him afloat financially during the coronavirus crisis: it helped him to start producing herbs and vegetables on his tiny Nairobi plot. The locally-owned company, Sprout Organic, mixes animal bone meal, seeds, foliage, dry leaves, twigs and kitchen waste like banana More...

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By admin On Tuesday, July 28th, 2020

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 More...

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 Tuesday, July 14th, 2020

Kenya prevails at ICSID as WalAm energy case against Kenya is dismissed.

Kenya declares win in a geothermal energy dispute after the tribunal ruled in favour of Kenya. Had the ruling been in favour of WalAm, the case would have cost Kenya’s already stretched tax payers at least  More...

By admin On Wednesday, July 8th, 2020

Kenya’s WTO Candidate is Hon. Amina Mohamed

Kenya has nominated Hon. Amina Mohamed for the WTO’s DG position. This nomination brings the number of Africa candidates to 3 . The list includes Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo Iweala  and another from Egypt. Africa More...

By admin On Tuesday, July 7th, 2020

Kenya – Cautious optimism as the country opens up after months of partial lockdown

Reuters – Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta announced on Monday a phased reopening of the country from a COVID-19 lockdown, lifting restrictions on travel in and out of the capital Nairobi and allowing air More...

By admin On Thursday, July 2nd, 2020

The elections that was #Kenya

President Uhuru Kenyatta’s re-election in August 2017  faced so many allegations of fraud that the Supreme Court annulled the results. But Kenya’s top opposition figure Raila Odinga dropped out of the More...

By admin On Monday, June 29th, 2020

COVID-19 Pandemic Could Widen Existing Inequalities for Kenya’s Women in Business

NAIROBI, Jun 29 2020 (IPS) – Pauline Akwacha’s popular chain of eateries, famously known as Kakwacha Hangover Hotels and situated at the heart of Kisumu City’s lakeside in Kenya, is facing its most daunting More...

By admin On Friday, June 19th, 2020

Kenya elected a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council

KENYA was elected to the UN Security Council on Thursday, defeating Djibouti for a seat designated for African countries. The run-off took place one day after elections to select five new non-permanent members More...

By admin On Monday, May 18th, 2020

Is it the time for an African at the helm of the World Trade Organisation ?

So the WTO needs a new director-general to succeed Roberto Azevêdo,  who announced resignation last weekend. Who will replace him? After a Brazilian, a Frenchman (Pascal Lamy), a Thai (Supachai Panitchpakdi) More...