10-Apr-2020 to 01:29

UN in $267.5m appeal for Kenya amid COVID-19 epidemic

APA-Nairobi(Kenya) — The Kenya government the United Nations and humanitarian partners on Thursday launched Flash Appeal requesting $267.5 million to respond to the most immediate and critical needs of 10.1 million people.

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09-Apr-2020 to 08:14

COVID-19 drives Sub-Saharan Africa towards first recession

APA-Nairobi(Kenya) — Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa has been significantly impacted by the ongoing coronavirus outbreak and is forecast to fall sharply from 2.4% in 2019 to -2.1 to -5.1% in 2020, the first recession in the region over the past 25 years, according to the latest Africa’s Pulse, the World Bank’s twice-yearly economic update for the region released on Thursday.

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08-Apr-2020 to 13:04

Kenya calls for unity in tourism industry during the covid-19 crisis

APA-Nairobi(Kenya) — Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary for Tourism and Wildlife Najib Balala on Wednesday asked global Tourism and Travel organizations to form alliances and create synergies in the spirit of collaboration against the Coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis which has affected the industry.

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07-Apr-2020 to 11:02

Kenya’s top mobile operators acquire money transfer service firm

APA-Nairobi(Kenya) — Kenya’s leading mobile operator, Safaricom and South Africa’s Vodafone have completed the acquisition of popular mobile money transfer service, MPESA brand from Britain’s Vodafone, through a newly-created joint venture.

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07-Apr-2020 to 11:01

Recovered graft proceeds to aid Kenya fight pandemic

APA-Nairobi(Kenya) — President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday has directed the National Treasury to utilize the $18 million recovered from corruption to scale up interventions against the coronavirus pandemic and to support the most vulnerable members of society especially in urban areas.

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06-Apr-2020 to 20:50

Four Kenyan counties in partial lockdown

APA-Nairobi(Kenya) — President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday ordered the immediate cessation of movement by road, rail or air in four counties hard hit by cases of coronavirus.

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05-Apr-2020 to 11:02

Africa: Chasing loan waivers against COVID-19 economic impact

APA-Nairobi(Kenya) — As part of efforts to mitigate against the adverse effects of the global coronavirus pandemic, African governments will unite in pushing for loan waivers.

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