Kenya

On paper, Kenyan women are equal to men. In reality, married, divorced, separated and widowed women can hardly claim property the law entitles them

Many women in Kenya are left without protection to claim their matrimonial property despite relative progress in the laws on paper, Human Rights Watch and the Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA-Kenya) said in a report released today. A...

Kenya, India, Ireland, Mexico and Norway elected as UN security council members for 2021-2022

The chairperson of the African Union, President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa, on Friday congratulated Kenya, India, Ireland, Mexico and Norway on their election as non-permanent members of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) for the...

President Uhuru Kenyatta: Young people are Africa’s biggest resource against COVID-19

President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya has challenged his African counterparts to tap into the innovative abilities of the continent's youth as they roll out Covid-19 mitigation and recovery strategies. The President said the...

Rights activists warn Kenyan authorities exposing people to COVID-19 in ill-equipped quarantine facilities

Kenyan authorities are potentially facilitating transmission of the Covid-19 virus while forcefully quarantining tens of thousands of people in facilities that lack proper sanitation, protective equipment and food, Human Rights Watch, Kenya Human Rights Commission, and Journalists...

African Development Bank approves €188 million ($204 million) loan for Kenya to respond to COVID-19 economic fallout

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank on Friday approved an €188 million ($204 million) loan for Kenya to respond to COVID-19 economic fallout. “We are very pleased to join other...

Cameroonian Julie Owono, Kenyan Maina Kiai and South African-Ghanaian Afia Asare-Kyei appointed members of ‘Oversight Board’ for Facebook and Instagram content

Julie Owono, a digital rights advocate and Executive Director of Internet Sans Frontières from Cameroon, Maina Kiai, a human rights activist and Director of Human Rights Watch’s Global Alliances and Partnerships program from Kenya, and Afia...

IMF approves disbursement of $739 million loan money to Kenya to respond to COVID-19

The executive board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Wednesday approved the disbursement of $739 million loan money to Kenya to respond to COVID-19. IMF said the loan, to be drawn under...

Human Rights Watch confirms President Uhuru Kenyatta police force killed several people during COVID-19 curfew in Kenya

Human Rights Watch said on Wednesday it had confirmed that at least six people died from police violence during the first 10 days of Kenya’s dusk-to-dawn curfew imposed on March 27, 2020, to curb the spread of COVID-19, the...

African nations turn the tables, impose travel restrictions against U.S., Europe and China over COVID-19

Several African nations have imposed travel restrictions from high-risk western and Asian countries to combat COVID-19, the potentially deadly respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus. COVID-19 has killed over 6000 people worldwide...

IMF gives Kenya’s economy clean bill of health with foreign reserves hitting $9.1 billion

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Tuesday gave a positive assessment of the economy of Kenya, saying that real GDP growth in 2019 stood at 5.9 percent, driven by the continued resilience of the service sector,...

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Charles Lufumpa: How African countries can respond to COVID-19, reopen economies and accelerate recovery

Charles Lufumpa, the African Development Bank’s Acting Chief Economist and Vice President for Economic Governance and...

Additional 49 million Africans could be pushed into extreme poverty and continent could lose up to $189 billion of GDP in 2020 amid COVID-19...

The African Development Bank on Tuesday projected that an additional 49 million Africans could be pushed into extreme poverty as the...

African Development Bank projects tripled incomes of rural producers and traders in Tanzania

An African Development Bank project to enhance market infrastructure, value addition and rural finance (MIVARF) in Tanzania produced highly satisfactory results,...

Africa’s chance at World Trade Organization and the Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala candidacy – Perspectives by Yushau A. Shuaib

With quite a reputation behind her, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala appears to mean different things to different people across the spaces she...

Over 1000 participants from more than 100 countries meet to discuss sustainable development amid COVID-19

Facing the devastating impacts of COVID-19, which is threatening decades of progress in improving people’s lives, countries are meeting at the...

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