ALL SYSTEMS GO AS KENYA-UK TRADE DEAL COMES INTO FORCE

Status of the Agreement On 3 November 2020, Kenya and the UK signed the Kenya-UK Economic Partnership Agreement (the EPA) to continue the preferential zero tariff and zero quota trade of goods between the two countries. The signed provisions of the EPA were provisionally applied as of 1 January 2020, pending entry into force of the EPA. For Kenya this More...

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By admin On Friday, March 19th, 2021
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President Samia Suluhu Hassan sworn in as the 6th President of the Republic of Tanzania

 Reuters: Tanzania’s Vice President Samia Suluhu Hassan was sworn in as president on Friday, becoming the first female head of state in the east African country after the death from heart disease of president More...

By admin On Wednesday, March 17th, 2021
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Hon Samia Suluhu Hassan to be sworn in as Tanzania’s President

A first in Tanzania and East Africa, Vice President Hon. Samia Suluhu Hassan will become Tanzania’s First Female President (under Tanzania’s constitution)  following the sudden death of President John More...

By admin On Wednesday, March 17th, 2021
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Tanzania’s President H.E John Magufuli Dies

John Pombe Magufuli, the fifth President of the Republic of Tanzania has died aged 61. Once praised for his no-nonsense approach,  nicknamed as the Bulldozer for his aggressive leadership style, H.E Magufuli More...

By admin On Monday, March 15th, 2021
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Kenya to take over Chinese-operated rail line five years early

Kenya has announced that it is ending its contract with China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC) to run the Mombasa to Nairobi standard gauge railway. The 480km line is run by CRBC’s Africa Star Railway Operation More...

By admin On Wednesday, February 24th, 2021
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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 More...

By admin On Wednesday, February 24th, 2021
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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
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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
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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...

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