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The pandemic and caregivers in countries across the Continent

In recent weeks, the epidemic has been accelerating in several countries on the continent, the most affected of which are South Africa with more than 75,000 cases, Egypt with 47,856 cases and Nigeria, the most populous country in Africa (200 million inhabitants) with 17,148 registered cases. These explosions of contamination make the work of health […]

Kenya and Djibouti, who will replace South Africa at the UN Security Council?

A long diplomatic battle between two African countries will come to an end today Wednesday 17 June at the United Nations. Kenya and Djibouti have been battling for a year to claim the non-permanent African seat on the Security Council for the years 2021 and 2022 to replace the outgoing South Africa. Diplomats are returning […]

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Burundi: Sudden death of outgoing President Pierre Nkurunziza

The government of Burundi announced Tuesday, June 9, in a statement, “the unexpected death” of President Pierre Nkurunziza, who was hospitalized since Saturday after a malaise. Pierre Nkurunziza, the outgoing head of state, died of a heart attack on Monday afternoon, according to the Burundian government’s statement. The outgoing president had attended a volleyball match […]

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Burundi: Covid-19 hit First Lady Denise Nkurunziza

The Burundian First Lady has been hospitalized for several days in Nairobi. Denise Nkurunziza arrived in the Kenyan capital during the night of Wednesday to Thursday, on a flight of the health organization AMREF. The wife of President Pierre Nkurunziza is being cared for at the Aga Khan Private Hospital, one of Kenya’s most renowned […]

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Ethiopia admits to have shot down ‘by error’ the Kenyan plane in Somali

Ethiopia admits that it shot down the Kenyan plane carrying humanitarian aid in south-west Somalia. The crash took place early last week and all six passengers, Kenyans and Somalis, died. The Ethiopian authorities speak of an error in a communiqué to the African Union. It was a private plane from African Express Airways. On board […]

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Heavy human toll in Kenya after seasonal rains

Kenya has been facing bad weather for the past three weeks. The seasonal rains are much heavier than usual and are causing a heavy human toll in the western and central regions of the country. This Thursday, the government gave a report on the results of this bad weather. Floods and landslides since mid-April have […]

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Covid-19: Kenya innovates and digitalizes its judiciary system

In Kenya, because of the coronavirus pandemic, justice has to be done digitally. In mid-March, with the arrival of the first Covid-19 cases in the country, Supreme Court president David Maraga ordered hearings to be held over the Internet. Since then, 7,000 judgements have been handed down online. And while a few weeks ago the […]

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Coronavirus: World Bank pledges $60 mln to Kenya

The World Bank on Monday announced a $60 million grant to help Kenya battle the coronavirus outbreak. According to the World Bank, the funding will improve surveillance, laboratory services, isolation units, equipment, supplies and communication to help mitigate the virus in the East African nation. Kenya has confirmed four cases of the COVID-19 disease thus […]

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Kenya: AfDB approves $150 million to electrify 250,000 households

The Kenyan the government has recently secured $150 million from the African Development Bank (AfDB). According to the financial institution, the funds will provide solar energy to 250,000 households in 14 counties, suffering from poor access to electricity. The solar grids that will be installed will also provide electricity to more than 800 public institutions. […]

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Transport: Kenya to open $1bn Chinese-built railway line

Kenya will soon open a new railway line to connect the capital Nairobi to the Rift Valley region, local media reported. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta is expected to commission the extended railway line that is a key component of the proposed Mombasa-Nairobi-Malaba SGR project. The 120 km stretch has been built by the China Communications […]

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