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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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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UN calls for bold action for world to recover from COVID-19

Amidst a crisis unlike any other in our lifetimes, with COVID-19 destroying lives and livelihoods across...

UN calls for bold action for world to recover from COVID-19

Amidst a crisis unlike any other in our lifetimes, with COVID-19 destroying lives and livelihoods across the globe, the 75th session...

Top UN economists warn of crises of our own making if global “megatrends” left unchecked

Five human‑made “megatrends” will  continue to  dominate and frustrate global efforts to put the world on a more sustainable and prosperous...

IMF approves disbursement of additional $1 billion for Angola to respond to COVID-19 economic fallout

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Wednesday approved the disbursement of an additional $1 billion for Angola to respond to...

World leaders welcome launch of GCA Africa to beat climate change

The Global Center on Adaptation on Wednesday announced the launch of its regional office in Côte d’Ivoire.Hosted...

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