IMF: Kenya’s economy picking up but services sector faces challenges

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said on FridayKenya's economy is picking up but the normally resilient services sector continues to face challenges, and the outlook remains uncertain due to COVID-19.The IMF released the statement below after conducting a virtual...

Cybercriminals target South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria with millions of attacks in 2020, and the year is not over

South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria have already seen millions of cyberattacks in 2020 with three months to the end of the year, according to Kaspersky security solutions.In the three countries alone, between January and August 2020, at least...

Condemnation, outrage over arrest of Amnesty International Kenya’s chairperson Renee Ngamau

Amnesty International said on Tuesday that its Kenya Chairperson Renee Ngamau was arrested on Monday night for rallying her neighbors to peacefully oppose private development on public land designated as a playground.Renee Ngamau, who is also the chairperson...

The world celebrated changes in Ethiopia under Abiy Ahmed a little bit early, released Kenyan journalist tells Voice of America

A Kenyan journalist who was arrested and detained in Ethiopia for two months before he was released after he contracted the deadly coronavirus has indicated that the world may have celebrated changes in Ethiopia a little bit early by...

Coronavirus has killed nearly 27,000 people in Africa

Coronavirus has killed nearly 27,000 people in Africa so far, according to the latest data from the Ethiopia-based Africa Center for Disease Control.As of Friday morning, Africa CDC reported 26,968 coronavirus deaths and 1,158,495 infections in Africa.At least 881,495...

Kenyan journalist Yassin Juma freed in Ethiopia but dozens of opposition leaders and journalists still locked up

Kenyan journalist Yassin Juma has been released from detention in Ethiopia but dozens of prominent opposition leaders and journalists remain locked up.The refusal by the administration of Abiy Ahmed Ali to release protesters has sparked more protests at home...

Mau forest evictees’ plight intensifies as Kenyan authorities fail to provide vital assistance

Police violence and property destruction during evictions in Kenya’s Rift Valley and a lack of support afterward has caused deaths and desperation for the people evicted, Human Rights Watch said on Thursday.Human Rights Watch visited the two camps and the...

Kristalina Georgieva names Kenyan national Ceda Ogada as IMF secretary

Ms. Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), on Wednesday, named Kenyan national Ceda Ogada as the Secretary of the Fund and Director of the Secretary’s Department.Mr. Ogada, who is expected to begin his work...

African Development Bank forecasts economic turmoil for East Africa in 2020 amid COVID-19 pandemic with growth shrinking from 5 percent to 0.2 percent in...

The African Development Bank has forecast an economic turmoil for East Africa in 2020 amid COVID-19 pandemic, with projected growth tumbling from above 5 percent before the health emergency to 1.2 percent in the best case scenario and 0.2...

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 recent appeal to...

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