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Could a vaccine get rid of malaria for good?

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Seventeen-year-old Victoline explores progress to tackle the disease in her home country, Kenya.


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Hitting the Books: Kenya's digital divide is hampering its mobile money revolution

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While mobile money apps have been slow to gain acceptance in the US, they’ve taken other nations like Sweden, China and especially Kenya by storm, enabling people for whom conventional banking has remained out of reach new ways to send, receive and invest the…


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Kenya has to raise its debt ceiling, finance ministry says - Reuters

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Kenya has to raise its debt ceiling of 9.0 trillion shillings ($82.30 billion) to accommodate fiscal deficits for upcoming financial years, the finance ministry said.


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Kenya launches $34 mln project to tackle effects of climate change - Reuters

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Kenya on Wednesday launched a $34 million project aimed at cushioning the effects of drought caused by climate change, targeting communities living in arid regions of the country.


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IMF, Kenya reach agreement on 3-yr, $2.4 billion financing package - Reuters

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The International Monetary Fund and Kenya have reached a staff-level agreement on a three-year $2.4 billion financing package, the fund said on Monday.


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Kenya school gives second chance to teen mums forced out of classes - Reuters

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The sounds of baby coos and teenage giggles punctuate the lessons at Serene Haven Secondary, a school nestled into a hill below cloud-ringed Mount Kenya.


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YouTube is permanently closing its creator-focused city 'Spaces'

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With the pandemic prompting tech companies from Facebook to Twitter to embrace remote working en masse, the need for large physical sites may soon start to look like an antiquated idea for businesses that operate online. And so it goes for YouTube, which is s…


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Kenya Airways receives $92 million from government -paper - Reuters

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Kenya Airways has received 10 billion shillings ($91.49 million) from the government, the Business Daily newspaper reported on Wednesday, part of efforts to prop up the carrier after the pandemic grounded global aviation.


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Kenya says it will move ahead with AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine - Reuters

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Kenya is going ahead with its plan to inoculate its citizens against COVID-19 using a vaccine developed by AstraZeneca, a senior health ministry official said on Thursday, dismissing concerns over its efficacy.


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Farmers fight back: making animal feed from a locust plague - The Wider Image

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Kenya is battling some of the worst locust plagues in decades, but start-up The Bug Picture hopes to transform the pests into profits and bring "hope to the hopeless" whose crops and livelihoods are being destroyed by the insects.


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Farmers fight back: Making animal feed from a locust plague - Reuters

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Kenya is battling some of the worst locust plagues in decades, but start-up The Bug Picture hopes to transform the pests into profits and bring "hope to the hopeless" whose crops and livelihoods are being destroyed by the insects.


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Kenya to cut fiscal deficit in 2021/22 to 7.5% of GDP, Treasury says - Reuters

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Kenya will reduce its budget deficit to 7.5% of GDP in the 2021/22 (July-June) financial year, from 9.0% this fiscal year, the finance ministry said in a draft budget policy statement.


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UPDATE 1-Kenya aims to vaccinate 16 million people against COVID-19 by June 2022 - Reuters

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Kenya said on Friday it was seeking an extra 11 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines, on top of 24 million already ordered, and hopes to have 16 million people inoculated by June next year.


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Three lives, one message: Stop killing Mexico's transgender women

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In Mexico, the second most dangerous country to be transgender, trans women fight to be protected.


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Hamilton and Liverpool among 2021 Laureus World Sport Awards nominations

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Liverpool and Lewis Hamilton are among the nominations for the 2021 Laureus World Sport Awards.


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At least 11 killed after fighting erupts in Somalia's Jubbaland: doctor - Reuters

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At least 11 people were killed on Monday after fighting broke out between the Somali federal army and Jubbaland state forces in the Gedo region of southwestern Somalia, a local doctor told Reuters.


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East African Breweries sees recovery gaining pace in second half - Reuters

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East African Breweries expects sales to recover from a coronavirus-induced slump in its second half to June, its outgoing chief executive said, as nations in the region relax measures to curb the spread of the virus.


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Spotify expands into 85 new markets

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Spotify already has a solid foothold around the world, but it’s gearing up to grow even bigger. Over the coming days, the company confirmed (vaguely at first) plans to launch the platform in 85 new markets as part of a push to bring the service to “more than …


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Church of England head says EU vaccine stance undercuts its ethics - Reuters

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Church of England head says EU vaccine stance undercuts its ethics  Reuters


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Kenya says it will move ahead with AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine - Reuters

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Kenya is going ahead with its plan to inoculate its citizens against COVID-19 using a vaccine developed by AstraZeneca, a senior ministry of health official said on Thursday, dismissing concerns over its efficacy. "We are going to continue with AstraZeneca be…