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Opinion: Profit orphanages: The human rights crisis that's flying under the radar

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Every year, thousands of well-meaning individuals make the decision to travel to developing countries on short-term visits, setting their sights on aiding vulnerable children. However, the destination for many of these travelers is an orphanage.


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Kenya extends COVID-19 curfew by 60 days - Reuters

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Kenya has extended its nightly curfew by 60 days to slow the spread of COVID-19, the Interior Ministry said on Sunday.


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Athletics Kenya unveils its team for the Tokyo Olympics - Reuters

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Kenya unveiled its Tokyo Olympics squad on Saturday with a list of more than 40 athletes including world champion Hellen Obiri and defending 1,500m Olympic gold medallist Faith Chepngetich.


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Kenya unveils its team for the Tokyo Olympics - Reuters

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Kenya unveiled its Tokyo Olympics squad on Saturday with a list of more than 40 athletes including world champion Hellen Obiri and defending 1,500m Olympic gold medallist Faith Chepngetich.


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U.S. envoy to Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kenya to discuss dam, other issues -State Department - Reuters

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The U.S. envoy for the Horn of Africa, Jeffrey Feltman, is traveling to Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Kenya this week, the State Department said on Tuesday.


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Kenya says pre-Olympics training camp in Kurume to go ahead - Reuters

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Kenya still plans to hold a pre-Olympics training camp in Kurume, its Olympics committee said on Thursday, a day after announcing the Japanese city had pulled out of hosting them over COVID-19 concerns.


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Kenya gets $750 million World Bank loan to help recovery from COVID-19 effects - Reuters.com

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Kenya has received a $750 million loan from the World Bank to support its budget and help the East African economy recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the multilateral lender said on Friday.


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Olympics Kenya says Japan's Kurume City pulls out of hosting training camp - Reuters

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Japan's Kurume City has pulled out of hosting Kenya's pre-Olympics training camp over COVID-19 concerns, Kenya's Olympics committee said on Wednesday, becoming the latest location to cancel plans to host overseas squads.


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Kenyan avocado farm faces more claims of abuse

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As the company tries to win back the UK business it lost, more alleged victims have come forward.


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Kenya president pledges millions to fight surge in gender violence - Reuters

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Kenya's president pledged millions of dollars in state funds on Friday to help tackle a surge in gender-based violence during the pandemic, outlining plans to open women's shelters across the country and improve policing.


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Kenya expects IMF review of its programme to be successful - Treasury - Reuters

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Kenya's Treasury said on Wednesday that the review of its 38-month International Monetary Fund programme is about to be concluded and it expects it to be approved, finance minister Ukur Yatani said in a statement.


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Kenya president pledges millions to fight surge in gender violence - Reuters

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Kenya's president pledged millions of dollars in state funds on Friday to help tackle a surge in gender-based violence during the pandemic, outlining plans to open women's shelters across the country and improve policing.


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African fintech OPay reportedly raising $400M at $1.5B valuation

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Chinese-backed and Africa-focused fintech platform OPay is in talks to raise up to $400 million, The Information reported today. The fundraising will be coming two years after OPay announced two funding rounds in 2019 — $50 million in June and $120 million Se…


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Tanzania says embassies, international agencies can import COVID-19 vaccines - Reuters

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Tanzania said on Friday embassies and international agencies can import COVID-19 vaccines to inoculate their citizens and staff against the coronavirus.


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Olympics-Ireland men secure first Olympic berth in rugby sevens - Reuters

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The Irish men's rugby sevens team secured their maiden Olympic berth after beating France 28-19 in the final qualifier on Sunday.


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Africa to be a priority for G7's donated COVID-19 vaccine doses- WHO - Reuters

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Africa will get priority treatment for the Group of Seven's pledged 870 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine, a senior World Health Organization adviser said on Monday.


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Frontier local government bond index launched by FTSE Russell - Reuters

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FTSE Russell has launched an index series to track frontier market local currency bonds, the latest sign of interest in an expanding part of global debt markets.


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Turning Kenya's plastic waste problem into a building solution

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Many see the sprawling Dandora dump as an insurmountable problem, but Nzambi Matee sees millions of super strong, super cheap plastic bricks, just waiting to...


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Nephew of Fetullah Gulen seized and brought back to Turkey

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Selahaddin Gulen reappears in custody in Turkey weeks after he goes missing in Kenya.


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Coe awarded keys to Florence 40 years after 800m world record - Reuters

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Briton Sebastian Coe was awarded the keys to the city of Florence on Thursday to mark the 40th anniversary of his 800 metres world record run in the Italian city.