Many refugees living in Nairobi struggle to survive because of Covid-19

2020-05-28 13:33

Nairobi's refugees have few savings and depend on the day-to-day cash they generate from street vending.

'We can get it done here': Africa's tech scene tackles coronavirus

2020-05-19 10:39

Watching from afar as much of the world was brought to its knees by the coronavirus, African scientists, engineers and innovators have turned to homegrown solutions to prepare for the worst case scenario.

Kenya to close borders with Tanzania, Somalia over virus fears

2020-05-16 20:40

Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta announced Saturday that the country's coronavirus measures would be extended and its borders with Tanzania and Somalia closed.

8 must-read African novels to get you through lockdown

2020-05-11 12:10

For those looking from the global North, African literature is often marketed in a narrow way, comprising worthy stories.

IMF approves $1.23 billion emergency funds for Kenya, Uganda

2020-05-07 09:47

The International Monetary Fund approved $739 million in emergency funding for Kenya and $491.5 million for Uganda.

Kenya bans entry to two refugee camps hosting 400 000 people

2020-04-30 12:25

Movement restrictions in and out of Dadaab and Kakuma camps are part of coronavirus containment measures.

Oil crash comes at the 'worst time' for African exporters such as Nigeria, Angola

2020-04-21 15:01

In the wake of this fallout, African exporters are vulnerable as a result of their high reliance on oil, general fiscal constraints due to the Covid-19 novel coronavirus and a global oil trade market where they have relatively little bargaining power.

Central Bank of Kenya suspends Absa Kenya's forex dealer licences

2020-04-09 19:16

The Central Bank of Kenya has suspended Absa Kenya's foreign exchange dealer licence for seven days, over a failure to implement standard checks against money laundering.

Fury in Kenya over police brutality amid coronavirus curfew

2020-04-02 22:10

There are growing calls for police in Kenya to be held accountable for excessive violence used to enforce Covid-19-related restrictions.

Coronavirus: Kenyan police using 'excessive force' during curfew

2020-03-29 09:04

Police fire tear gas and beat commuters with batons as country imposes dusk-to-dawn measure amid coronavirus fight, according to Amnesty International.


Kenya gets $1 billion financing from World Bank

2020-05-20 09:43

This would be its biggest financing package yet for the East African economy.

Covid-19 wrap | Zimbabwe maintains lockdown, Kenya closes borders as Bundesliga returns

2020-05-16 21:02

Here are the latest developments in the coronavirus crisis.

Stigma, fears of quarantine hinder Kenya's Covid-19 fight

2020-05-15 13:28

Mass testing for the novel coronavirus is under way in the worst affected areas of Kenya. But many are reluctant to be checked, for fear of being forced into quarantine.

How coronavirus is changing daily life in Nairobi

2020-05-08 06:09

Since Kenya confirmed its first coronavirus case on 13 March, authorities have adopted various measures to curb the spread of the virus while stopping short of imposing a full lockdown.

Human Rights Watch slams Kenyan police 'brutality' during coronavirus curfew

2020-04-22 14:44

Human Rights Watch has accused Kenyan police of killing at least six people and beating and extorting others while enforcing a dusk-to-dawn curfew imposed to halt the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Why Africa's coronavirus outbreak appears slower than anticipated

2020-04-12 10:39

When Africa's first case of coronavirus was detected in Egypt, the rest of the continent prepared for the brunt of a pandemic that has engulfed Europe and spread to the US.

'Everyone looks broken' - Anger as forced coronavirus quarantine extended in Kenya

2020-04-08 10:58

Hundreds of people held under mandatory quarantine in Kenya after returning from abroad are up in arms after the government extended their confinement for another 14 days.

Kenyan teen shot during coronavirus curfew

2020-03-31 17:59

Kenyan police ordered a probe into the shooting of a 13-year-old boy on his balcony in Nairobi as officers allegedly opened fire to enforce a nighttime curfew.

Public distrust hampers Africa fight against virus misinformation

2020-03-26 17:07

African nations fighting the novel coronavirus face a foe as stealthy and dangerous as the microbe itself: misinformation and apathy, fuelled by deep distrust of government.

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