Kenya

Kenya

Republic in east Africa

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Ayenat Mersie
April 9, 2020
IN
Like many speciality coffee growers, Kenyan exporter Jackson Kanampiu has been hard hit by the coronavirus crisis as consumers are barred from the coffee shops that serve niche brews and opt for shop-bought offerings.
Jake Bright
April 1, 2020
TechCrunch
In March, the virus gripping the world -- COVID-19 -- started to spread in Africa. In short order, actors across the continent's tech ecosystem began to step up to stem the spread. Early in March Africa's coronavirus cases by country were in the single digits, but by mid-month those numbers had spiked leading the World [...]
Jake Bright
March 25, 2020
TechCrunch
Africa is using digital finance as a means to stem the spread of COVID-19. Governments and startups on the continent are implementing measures to shift a greater volume of payment transactions toward mobile money and away from cash -- which the World Health Organization flagged as a conduit for the spread of the coronavirus. It's [...]
Ginger Hervey in Nairobi
March 19, 2020
the Guardian
A member of a local NGO installs handwashing stations at the Kibera slum in Nairobi, Kenya's capital, on 18 March. Photograph: Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP via Getty Images
Jake Bright
March 18, 2020
TechCrunch
Africa's largest innovation incubator, CcHub, will offer funding and engineering support to tech projects aimed at curbing COVID-19 and its social and economic impact. The Lagos and Nairobi based organization posted an open application on its website this week, CcHub CEO Bosun Tijani told TechCrunch on a call. CcHub will provide $5000 to $100,000 funding [...]
Jake Bright
March 16, 2020
TechCrunch
Kenya's largest teleco, Safaricom, will implement a fee-waiver on East Africa's leading mobile-money product, M-Pesa, to reduce the physical exchange of currency in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. The company announced that all person-to-person (P2P) transactions under 1000 Kenyan Schillings (≈ $10) would be free starting Tuesday for the next 90 days. The move came [...]
Reuters
March 13, 2020
@bsindia
Kenyan Health Minister Mutahi Kagwe said their first case, a 27-year-old Kenyan, was diagnosed on Thursday after travelling home via London on March 5.
Our Foreign Staff
March 10, 2020
The Telegraph
Their deaths are a major loss for conservationists
Reuters Editorial
March 9, 2020
IN
Indian automaker Mahindra & Mahindra has started assembling two of its small commercial trucks in Kenya, it said on Monday, becoming the latest global carmaker to start operations in East Africa's richest economy.
T E Narasimhan
March 5, 2020
@bsindia
Coimbatore-based Suguna is one of the leading poultry integrators in India with operations covering all areas of the poultry sector
Jake Bright
March 3, 2020
TechCrunch
VC firm TLcom Capital closed its Tide Africa Fund at $71 million in February, and announced plans to invest in 12 startup over the next 18 months. The group -- with offices in London, Lagos, and Nairobi -- is looking for tech-enabled, revenue-driven ventures in Africa from seed-stage to Series B, according to TLcom Managing Partner Maurizio [...]
Reuters Editorial
February 28, 2020
U.S.
Kenya's High Court on Friday ordered flights from China to be temporarily suspended over the coronavirus outbreak, following a petition by the Law Society of Kenya.
Jake Bright
February 28, 2020
TechCrunch
Amazon Web Services has entered a partnership with Safaricom -- Kenya's largest telco, ISP and mobile payment provider -- in a collaboration that could spell competition between American cloud providers in Africa. In a statement to TechCrunch, the East African company framed the arrangement as a "strategic agreement" whereby Safaricom will sell AWS services (primarily cloud) [...]
Reuters Editorial
February 19, 2020
IN
Kenya's Absa Bank has moved most of its customers onto its mobile banking platform, which it sees as a major driver for future growth, chief executive Jeremy Awori said on Wednesday.
BBC News
February 18, 2020
BBC News
The ravenous pests have devoured crops and pasture threatening a food crisis in East Africa.
February 13, 2020
WebWire
Across Laikipia County in central Kenya, large wild herbivores, including endangered species like the reticulated giraffe, Grevy's zebra and African wild dog, coexist alongside rapidly growing numbers of people and associated livestock. A Biological Conservation study published this month reveals that whether wild herbivore species thrive or decline in Laikipia is linked mainly to the abundance of livestock in the region. The results of this study have actionable implications for trans...
Josphat Kasire and Ben Curtis
February 9, 2020
CTVNews
Somalia has declared the locust outbreak a national emergency.
BBC News
February 5, 2020
BBC News
Tim the elephant had tusks so long, they reached the ground. He died of natural causes.
Michael Marshall
February 1, 2020
New Scientist
East Africa is being ravaged by vast swarms of desert locusts, which have taken advantage of ideal breeding conditions created by unusually heavy rainstorms
Joe Mwihia, Josphat Kasire and Ben Curtis
February 2, 2020
CTVNews
As locusts by the billions -- yes, billions -- descend on parts of Kenya in the worst outbreak in 70 years, small planes are flying low over affected areas to spray pesticides in what experts call the only effective control.
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