Kenya

Kenya’s port of Lamu receives cargo

The aerial photo from May 16, 2021 shows an overview of the first berth at Lamu Port in Kenya. / Cui Weibao / Xinhua The Chinese newly built port of Lamu on the Kenyan coast has received the largest transshipment cargo for the Tanzania port of Zanzibar, a government official …

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We should not give up the offer to restore Kenya’s forest cover

A lumberjack uses a chainsaw to harvest wood from a full-grown tree in Kabaru Forest, which covers 13,349 hectares. [Mose Sammy, Standard] While global warming remains a major challenge, extreme weather events such as devastating floods and severe droughts have increased the incidence of food insecurity and livelihood loss in …

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Kenya is relying on TikTok to boost tourism

African tourism authorities are betting that a global youth audience on TikTok and high net worth individuals seeking luxury safaris have something in common – enough interest in African wildlife to reinvigorate tourism. This article was contributed to TechCabal by Conrad Onyango / Vogel Kenya is reaching out to a …

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Kenya: Learning derailed as hunger keeps children away from schools

The ongoing drought has hit schools hard and hundreds of thousands of students are starving out of classrooms. Although official figures are unavailable, nationwide surveys and interviews with education officials suggest that learning has suffered, particularly in the nomadic communities. Children have been forced to drop out of school as …

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