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World's only known white giraffe fitted with tracker to deter poachers

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Rangers are tracking the giraffe in north-east Kenya, after poachers killed his family members.


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Viewpoint: Why Kenya's giant fig tree won over a president

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The campaign to save a 100-year-old tree shows cultural fears can make politicians listen in Kenya.


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Kenyan bank Stanbic disowns research note on diverging shilling rates - Reuters.com

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Stanbic Bank Kenya, a unit of South Africa's Standard Bank, has distanced itself from a research note issued by its parent that said a parallel exchange rate was emerging in Kenya, where the coranavirus crisis has hit dollar earnings.


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Alphabet’s X partners with Econet Group to roll out Project Taara wireless light-beam broadband in Africa

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Alphabet’s X ‘Moonshot Factory’ subsidiary has a lot of cutting edge projects in development, so it’s always exciting when one of them gets ready for real-world deployment. On Tuesday, X announced that its ‘Project Taara’ high-speed optical wireless broadband…


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Techfugees non-profit brings on new CEO to engage tech industry with refugee issues

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Techfugees, the global non-profit which advocates the use of technology to aid refugees and displaced people, has appointed tech entrepreneur and Raj Burman as its new CEO. Burman succeeds Josephine Goube, who will continue as executive director of the adjace…


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UPDATE 1-Kenya seeks $2.3 billion loan from the IMF, Treasury says - Reuters

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Kenya is discussing a $2.3 billion lending programme with the International Monetary Fund for budgetary support, the finance ministry told Reuters on Monday.


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Kenya seeks $2.3 billion loan from the IMF, Treasury says - Reuters UK

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Kenya is discussing a $2.3 billion lending programme with the International Monetary Fund for budgetary support, the finance ministry told Reuters on Monday.


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Kenya makes U-turn on joining G20 debt relief initiative - Reuters

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Kenya has changed its mind about joining a G20 debt relief initiative, its finance minister told Reuters on Wednesday, saying that the potential benefits outweighed the risks.


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Kenya's Manangoi gets two-year ban for anti-doping violation: AIU - Reuters

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Former 1,500 metres world champion Elijah Manangoi of Kenya has been handed a two-year ban after missing three tests under whereabouts rules, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) said on Friday.


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Stateless young woman breaks barrier for Shona community at Kenya university - Reuters India

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Hundreds of poor children are missing out on state education in Kenya due to a lack of identification documents, rendering them officially stateless, even though they were born in the country and their communities have been there for generations.


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UPDATE 1-In U-turn, Kenya plans to defer $690 million in debt payments under G20 initiative - Reuters

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Kenya has changed its mind about a G20 coronavirus debt relief initiative it declined to join earlier this year, and is now planning to defer around $690 million in debt payments, its finance minister told Reuters on Wednesday.


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Debt markets open again for sub-Saharan Africa - Fitch - Reuters

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Ivory Coast, Ghana and Kenya may all tap international debt markets in 2021, Fitch Ratings said, as investor sentiment towards the region improves after the former's recent 1 billion euros ($1.2 billion) issue.


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Kenyan police revive investigations into 2007-08 election killings - Reuters India

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Kenya said on Monday it was reviving investigations into 72 murders as well as allegations of forced eviction and arson during post-election violence in 2007-2008 after victims and their families came forward to give statements.


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Somalia expels Kenyan envoy in latest row between neighbours - Reuters UK

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Somalia ordered the expulsion of Kenya's ambassador after accusing neighbouring Kenya of interfering in the electoral process in Jubbaland, one of Somalia's five semi-autonomous states, the latest dispute between the two countries.


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SunCulture wants to turn Africa into the world’s next bread basket, one solar water pump at a time

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The world’s food supply must double by the year 2050 to meet the demands from a growing population, according to a report from the United Nations. And as pressure mounts to find new crop land to support the growth, the world’s eyes are increasingly turning to…


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Somalia expels Kenyan ambassador over 'interference' - Reuters India

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Somalia expelled Kenya's ambassador and recalled its own envoy from Nairobi after accusing its neighbour of interfering in the electoral process in Jubbaland, one of Somalia's five semi-autonomous states.


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Loon’s stratospheric balloons are now teaching themselves to fly better thanks to Google AI

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Alphabet’s Loon has been using algorithmic processes to optimize the flight of its stratospheric balloons for years now – and setting records for time spent aloft as a result. But the company is now deploying a new navigation system that has the potential to …


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Iran denies al-Qaeda leader was killed in Tehran

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A US report claims that Israeli agents shot dead the man and his daughter in the street in August.


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FEATURE-Coronavirus pandemic sparks surge in firewood use in rural Kenya - Reuters

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After selling another bundle of firewood to his latest customer, Augustinoa Kinyua whistled as he made his way back to the spot where he had been preparing his field for planting.


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Teenage pregnancies rise in parts of Kenya as lockdown shuts schools - Reuters Canada

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Jackline Bosibori wept when she found out she was pregnant. The 17-year-old's mother, who is raising six kids alone, collapsed in their one-room home. They had been repeatedly threatened with eviction and couldn't afford another mouth to feed.