Kenyan farmers and young guides enlisted to protect city forests

KARINDE, Kenya, Nov 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Peter Wainana remembers when the forest near his home outside Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, was so thick with trees and vegetation it was difficult to walk through. Today, Thogoto forest, on Nairobi’s northwest edge, is dotted with open spaces that locals and environmentalists say have been More...

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By admin On Sunday, December 20th, 2020
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France and several EU countries ban flights from the UK amid rising cases of the New strain of COVID 19

Boris Johnson is expected to hold a crisis cabinet meeting (COBRA) as France became the latest EU country to ban air travel to and from the UK . European countries banned travel from the UK on Sunday and the WHO More...

By admin On Thursday, December 17th, 2020
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U.S. charges Kenyan militant with researching 9/11-style airplane hijacking

Reuters: U.S. prosecutors said on Wednesday they had charged a Kenya-born militant with terrorism-related offenses, including conspiring to hijack aircraft for a 9/11-style attack on an American target on behalf More...

By admin On Thursday, December 17th, 2020
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Kenya to Open Consulate in Hargesia Somaliland

Kenya will open a consulate in the breakaway region of Somaliland that’s lobbying for international recognition, escalating tensions with the government of neighboring Somalia. The office will open in the Somaliland 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 Tuesday, December 15th, 2020
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Kenya orders 24 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine

The doses will cost Kenya a total of Sh10 billion, the ministry confirmed. In Summary • Doses to arrive early next year, to cover 20 per cent of Kenya’s population •The announcement 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 Monday, December 14th, 2020
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A blow for London as leaders consider moving the city to tier 3 amid rising rates

According to the BBC Website: Latest data show rising COVID 19 cases in London two weeks to Christmas prompting  MPs and officials to consider moving the capital to TIER 3 as early as today. l Council leaders More...

By admin On Sunday, December 13th, 2020
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Virtual Jamhuri Day 2020 Celebrations for Kenyans in the Diaspora -London/Rome/Paris

Kenyans in cities across the world joined online platforms to celebrate 57th Jamhuri Day. In London the virtual celebrations, first of kind were led by H.E Manoah Isipisu, Kenya’s High Commissioner to the More...

By admin On Sunday, December 13th, 2020
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Kenya’s ice cream, chocolate maker Glacier Products clinches investment from EXEO Capital

KENYA – Glacier Products Ltd, one of Eastern Africa’s leading ice cream and chocolate confectionery manufacturers operating from Kenya has received an undisclosed amount of investment from EXEO Capital, a More...

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