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Barack Obama's Kenyan grandmother dies, aged 99

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Affectionately known as Granny Sarah by the former president, she defended him during his election campaign.


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Covid in Kenya: The woman who refuses to be defeated by the virus

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Kenyan Josephine Muchilwa lost her chef's job and then her business but is now trying something else.


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UPDATE 1-Kenya Airways suspends flights to United Kingdom - Reuters

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Kenya Airways will suspend flights to the United Kingdom effective April 9, the airline said in a statement.


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Fire breaks out in Kenya during British military exercise - Reuters

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A fire broke out in a wildlife conservancy in Kenya during an exercise by British troops stationed in the country, the British army said.


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Kenya Airways sees passenger business recovery in 2024, turns to cargo - Reuters

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Kenya Airways expects its passenger business to recover from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2024, its chief executive said on Tuesday.


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Standard Chartered Kenya's 2020 pretax profit slumps on pandemic fallout - Reuters

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Standard Chartered Bank of Kenya on Thursday posted a 39% slump in 2020 pretax profit, as the COVID-19 pandemic drove up loan impairments and dented its performance.


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Kenyan shilling strengthens as banks offload dollars - Reuters

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Kenya's shilling strengthened further on Wednesday helped by subdued importer demand, remittances and commercial banks offloaded long dollar positions, traders said.


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Techstars NYC is more global than ever with its latest class of startups

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Techstars NYC just announced the 10 startups participating in this year’s program, making up what Managing Director Jenny Fielding described as the accelerator’s most global class yet. “We’ve always had applications from around the world and I was always able…


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Afriex raises $1.2M seed to scale its payments and remittances platform across Africa

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Sending money from the U.S. to Nigeria can be a painstaking process. For remittance platforms like Western Union, it will cost a transfer fee and take between one to five business days for money sent from a U.S. debit card to enter a Nigerian bank account.  C…


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Kenya court ruling gives boost to fight against FGM - Reuters

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Kenya's High Court ruling upholding a ban on female genital mutilation (FGM) will give a much needed boost to the fight to end the widely condemned practice in the East African nation, women's rights groups said on Wednesday.


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Britain adds Bangladesh, Kenya, Pakistan, Philippines to 'red list' - Reuters

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Britain said on Friday it would add Bangladesh, Kenya, Pakistan and the Philippines to its travel "red list", banning entry to people arriving from those countries unless they are British or Irish nationals.


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Britain adds Bangladesh, Kenya, Pakistan, Philippines to 'red list' - Reuters

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Britain said on Friday it would add Bangladesh, Kenya, Pakistan and the Philippines to its travel "red list", banning entry to people arriving from those countries unless they are British or Irish nationals.


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Kenya stops private import of COVID-19 vaccines - Reuters

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Kenya has ordered an immediate halt to imports of COVID-19 vaccines by private companies, the health minister said on Friday, saying such shipments were unlicensed and potentially dangerous because the shots could be counterfeit.


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Kenya private sector activity falls to 9-month low - Reuters

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Private sector activity in Kenya fell to a nine-month low in March, as companies registered a slower pace of output growth and sales and rising fuel prices led to increased product costs, a survey showed on Wednesday.


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IMF approves $2.34 billion in new financing arrangements for Kenya - Reuters UK

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The International Monetary Fund on Friday said its board had approved new three-year financing arrangements for Kenya valued at $2.34 billion to help the African country continue responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and address its debt vulnerabilities.


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Kenya orders closure of two refugee camps, gives ultimatum to UN agency - Reuters UK

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Kenya on Wednesday ordered the closure of two sprawling camps that host hundreds of thousands of refugees from neighbouring Somalia and gave the U.N. refugee agency (UNHCR) two weeks to present a plan to do so, the interior ministry said.


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UPDATE 2-Kenya Airways bets on cargo as pandemic wipes out travel - Reuters

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Kenya Airways is doubling down on cargo as it does not expect its passenger business to recover from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic until 2024, its chief executive told Reuters on Tuesday.


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Kenyan COVID vaccine offer to diplomats draws local doctors' ire - Reuters.com

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Kenya has offered free COVID-19 vaccines to all diplomats based there, including thousands of United Nations staff, even though it has not completed inoculating its own health workers, other frontline staff or elderly, drawing criticism from local medics.


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Kenyan drone academy founder hopes to help aspiring pilots soar - Reuters

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In 2017, Nairobi-based producer Tony Mwangi headed to South Africa to retrain as a drone pilot instructor, hoping to get a head start in the industry before it was legal to own and operate drones in Kenya.


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Kenya central bank says has space to cut rates, urges more measures - Reuters

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Kenya's central bank has room to cut its benchmark interest rate, its governor said on Tuesday, adding that other interventions were also needed to help economic recovery in the face of a coronavirus-induced slump.