Kenya, Ghana, Malawi Chosen for Breakthrough Malaria Vaccine Trial

The World Health Organization has announced that trials of a new malaria vaccine will take place in three African countries – Kenya, Ghana and Malawi.

Kenya's hunger crisis fuelled by history of rural neglect

It is late afternoon in a small settlement in Kakuma, Turkurna County, northwestern Kenya.

Kenya's history of election violence is threatening to repeat itself 24 APR 2017 14:13

In the last few weeks Kenya has seen an increase in intra-party political violence following the start of its political party primaries that began on April 13th and are scheduled…

President Kenyatta mourns former Foreign Affairs Minister as well as Kambu accident victims

NAIROBI, 25 April 2017 (PSCU) – President Uhuru Kenyatta has mourned former Foreign Affairs Minister Fredrick Lawrence Munyua Waiyaki as well as 26people who died in a road accident at…

China wants increased co-operation with First Lady’s Beyond Zero Programme

NAIROBI, 25th APRIL 2017, (PSCU)—First Lady Margaret Kenyatta today at State House met with the Chinese Ambassador to Kenya Dr. Liu Xianfa who called for enhanced co-operation between China and…

At least 27 killed in a road accident involving an oil tanker and a commuter bus

KIBWEZI, Kenya, April 25 (Xinhua) -- At least 27 people were killed and several others injured early Tuesday in a grisly road accident involving an oil tanker and a commuter…
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A new World Bank study presents a sobering assessment of the financial health of electricity utilities in Sub-Saharan Africa, and suggests how utilities can be profitable while extending affordable services for the poor. 

NAIROBI, April 18 (Xinhua) -- The International Monetary Fund (IMF) forecast Tuesday that economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa will reach 2.6 percent in 2017, well below its global growth forecast of 3.5 percent.

NAIROBI, April 18 (Xinhua) -- Kenya in this fiscal year has borrowed more from internal than external sources despite the government planning to borrow more from the latter.

East Africa’s economy has continued to grow despite the adverse effects of drought being felt across the region according to ICAEW’s (the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales) latest report.

Nairobi 5th April 2017…The Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) has urged stakeholders to acquaint themselves with a new global online system that provides information on trading conditions for World Trade Organization (WTO) Member Countries.

 

  • Headline PMI dips below the 50.0 no-change mark in March
  • Expansion of new orders eases to a survey-record low
  • Output charges fall for the first time in a year

 

Nairobi: April 5, 2017:   The upturn in Kenyan private sector business conditions came to an end during the March following more than three years of sustained expansion, the Stanbic Bank - HIS Markit Purchasing Manager’s Index has shown.

Nairobi -- In celebration of Global Money Week, Uber and Old Mutual have announced that they will be extending its free money management course that took place in South Africa to its driver-partners in Accra, (Ghana), Lagos (Nigeria) and Nairobi, (Kenya).

Huawei has released its audited financial results for the year end 31st December 2016, reporting that the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region is now the firm’s second largest revenue contributor.

NAIROBI, March 31 (Xinhua) -- Kenya's overall year-on-year inflation rose to 10.28 percent in March from 9.04 percent in February driven by increases in several food items due to prevailing drought conditions, the statistics bureau said on Friday.

As M-PESA turns 10, data shows 93% of WorldRemit’s money transfers to Kenya go to mobile money accounts

NAIROBI, Kenya, March 28, 2017/ -- To mark the 10th anniversary of ground-breaking mobile money service M-PESA, WorldRemit (www.WorldRemit.com) has released new data showing that the Kenyan diaspora is the biggest sender of digital remittances to mobile accounts.

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