Diaspora Remittance up by 7.3%

Source: Wall Street Kenya Foreign remittances are a key source of income for many low-income households in Kenya. Kenyans living abroad sent home $278.4 million in January 2021, a 7.3% improvement from the $259.4 million sent in January 2020, according to data from the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK). Despite predictions of a decline in foreign remittances More...

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By admin On Wednesday, February 24th, 2021

UK-Kenya Trade Agreement May Threaten Regional Integration

Source: Maritime Executive. The United Kingdom (UK) parliament has warned that the British government’s new bilateral trade agreement with Kenya could undermine the East Africa Community (EAC) regional integration More...

By admin On Wednesday, February 17th, 2021

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 More...

By admin On Wednesday, February 17th, 2021

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


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

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

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

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

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

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...