Kenya

Kenyan Postage Stamp Authority in Tong-Il Moo-Do Mombasa Open International Championship

Mombasa – Kenya’s Tong-Il Moo-Do national team Jasiri took their third straight title at the Mombasa Open International Championship after picking up 128 medals on Sunday night. They led the medal scoring with 39 gold, 33 silver and 52 bronze in the three competition categories bon, sparring and special technique, …

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Kenya launches magazine for information exchange and intellectual dialogue

Kenya published its first magazine with the mandate to promote the exchange of knowledge and information, the intellectual dialogue and to facilitate the formulation of national, regional and international policies in the fields of education, science, culture and communication and information. The magazine was published on Friday by the Kenyan …

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IMF completes Article IV consultation and second review of extended agreement under the EFF and ECF agreements for Kenya in 2021

The IMF Executive Board today completed the Article IV 2021 consultation and the second review of the EFF / ECF agreements with Kenya, allowing for a total immediate disbursement of approximately $ 258.1 million in budget support. The Kenyan authorities have continued to show strong commitment to their reform agenda …

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Kenya: Put climate change in the spotlight with theater | Global ideas | DW

Kenya‘s people face numerous challenges, including a low level of education, early marriage, deforestation and the fact that a third of the population lives in poverty. In addition, climate change is leading to more frequent and longer-lasting droughts. Could theater help people address these complex problems? The NGO SAFE Kenya …

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Kenya’s economy shows resilience as production surges above pre-pandemic levels

A flare-up of intermunicipal fighting in northern Cameroon has forced tens of thousands of people to flee and stopped aid operations there, the UN refugee agency UNHCR announced on Friday. The development is just the latest episode in the difficult relationship between the region’s shepherds, fishermen and farmers, who saw …

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Tale of Two Nations: Kenya celebrates the 58th year of progress, while neighbor Uganda starves to death

Kenya‘s President Uhuru Kenyatta runs the strongest economy in East Africa. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. Harold Acemah [Aluta Continua!] Uganda’s eastern neighbor and partner state of the East African Community, Kenya, celebrates the 58th anniversary of independence with pomp on December 12th. A year after independence in 1963, Kenya became a …

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What Mt. Kenya wants are real solutions, not marketing slogans

The governor of Laikipia, Ndiritu Muriithi. [Edward Kiplimo, Standard] The Mt. Kenya region will play a major role in next year’s presidential election thanks to its seven million votes. And for the first time in three decades, the region does not have very strong presidential candidates, adding to the streak …

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Kenya: Electricity costs are still high despite the Kenyatta promise

A promise made by President Uhuru Kenyatta that electricity costs would gradually decrease by 33 percent in the three months between October and December was not kept. Instead, electricity now costs slightly more. A study by the nation shows that electricity costs rose in October and November compared to the …

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Kenya’s First Lady Margaret Kenyatta advocates alternative rites of passage to replace FGM

Kenya‘s First Lady Margaret Kenyatta. Image used with permission Kenya’s First Lady Margaret Kenyatta on Monday stood up for stakeholders and communities to support the adoption of alternative rites of passage that include mentoring to replace female genital mutilation (FGM). “The proposal to lead girls through a 15-day induction program …

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The untold story of Kenya’s great bank robbery that never materialized

Barclays Bank branch, Muindi Mbingu Street, Nairobi. March 2016. [Reuters] The security guard at Barclays Bank only had to hand over the bank key, keep it secret and look shocked like other employees on the day when robbers were supposed to carry out what is arguably the largest money robbery …

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