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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,...

Uhuru Kenyatta’s police escalate killings of civilians in Nairobi, Human Rights Watch raises red alert

Human Rights Watch said on Thursday that since December 25, 2019, police in Kenya have shot dead at least eight people in Nairobi’s Mathare, Kasarani, and Majengo settlements.HRW said the police continue to kill...

Ethiopia’s Abiy presents Africa agriculture scorecard showing jet-flying leaders from Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa, Ethiopia, Ghana, Rwanda, Togo and Cameroon all failed

Nigeria, Africa's most populous country failed. Ethiopia, the second most populous country on the continent also failed. South Africa, one of the biggest economies in Africa failed as well. It was the same thing for Ghana,...

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South Africa launches $6 billion COVID-19 employment stimulus

South Africa has launched a $6 billion (R100 billion) COVID-19 employment stimulus to be implemented over...

Sub-Saharan Africa faces difficult road to recovery amid COVID-19 economic fallout, IMF says in latest economic outlook

Sub-Saharan Africa is facing a difficult road to recovery amid COVID-19 economic fallout, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said in its...

IMF approves additional $156 million disbursement to Cameroon to respond to COVID-19 economic fallout

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Wednesday approved an additional $156 million disbursement to Cameroon to respond to COVID-19 economic fallout.

Half of women in the world are jobless, UN says in shocking new report

Less than 50% of working-age women are in the labour market, a figure that has barely changed over the last quarter...

South Africa launches $6 billion COVID-19 employment stimulus

South Africa has launched a $6 billion (R100 billion) COVID-19 employment stimulus to be implemented over the next three years.

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