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The African ventilator dilemna

  The WHO estimates there are less than 2000 ventilators within the 41 countries that have thus far reported cases of COVID-19 in Africa. A UN Economic Commission for Africa report raised a warnin...
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African leaders stand in solidarity with WHO chief

Leaders from the African continent have rallied behind the World Health Organization chief,  who hails from Ethiopia. The spirit of unison was prompted by the recent comments from the United States...
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Kenya Airways flies food to London

  Kenya Airways has recently flown 40 tonnes of fresh fruit and vegetables to London Kenya Airways has recently flown 40 tonnes of fresh fruit and vegetables to London in order to boost its fresh...
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A locust crisis in Africa amidst a global pandemic

Despite the shifted media attention from the locust menace, efforts aimed at curbing their invasion are still underway. The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, FAO rated this as the wo...
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Coronavirus in Africa: Kenya goes in partial lockdown

President Uhuru Kenyatta issued a lockdown order for travel in and out of the Nairobi Metropolitan Area in Kenya for the next three weeks untill 17 April.  At the moment, the capital Nairobi seems to...
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Kenyan police use violence to enforce curfew against spread of Covid-19

According to government figures, announced on 31 March, 50 people in Kenya have tested positive for Covid-19, with two deaths. However it is generally believed that there are many more cases. And al...
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Facts about the Great Wildebeest Migration

The annual Wildebeest migration was named one of the “Seven New Wonders of the World”. No other place on earth can you witness such a spectacular assembly of animals going about their cyclic phase of...
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Rare Kenyan white giraffes killed by poachers

The white giraffes were among the rarest animal species to roam the modern-day African plains. Unfortunately, they are no more after their celebrity lives were ended abruptly by the hands of poacher...
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Kenya government urges for calm after new coronavirus cases emerge

The last three days have been a mix of panic, confusion, and misinformation in Kenya. Fears over coronavirus have engulfed the public mood as the authorities try to reassure the country. Kenyans have...
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Best Bars in Nairobi

Nairobi sports a bustling nightlife with plenty to see and do for locals and visitors alike. While there are a large variety of quiet eateries and rowdy nightclubs to choose from, many people prefer t...
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Sustainable Shopping in Nairobi

Kenyans, and especially those living in Nairobi, are becoming increasing aware of the benefits of sustainable living. In fact, 57% of recent respondents in a survey indicated that they prefer to sp...
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Most popular African staple foods

  Africa has over 1.2 billion people derived from thousands of ethnic groups, each with its unique culture and cuisine. Anywhere you stop across the diverse African landscapes, ask for the local del...
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Beautiful hiking trails of Seychelles

In the middle of the island’s rocky patches are some of the best hiking trails you can find anywhere in the world.  The island nation of 95,000 surrounded by the Indian Ocean to the Northeast of Mada...
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Kenya bans donkey slaughterhouses to curb theft

  The Kenyan government announced an unprecedented ban of donkeys in a new directive aimed at curbing theft of the animals. The ban on the slaughter of donkeys has been effected as a stop-gap meas...
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East Africa hit hard by the locust invasion

East African countries are overwhelmed by the sheer size and scale of the swarms of locusts that have devastated farmlands and livelihoods. A locus invasion of such magnitude has not been seen in ge...
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Kenya’s first car maker a decade later

Here is where the story of Joel Jackson comes about.  What began as a whim of intrigue, solving an open problem or a strong yearning for adventure, transformed one’s fortune and life trajectory into...
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Main Religious Practices in Kenya and Nairobi

Kenyans are typically deeply religious by nature. According to statistics released by the Pew Research Center, up to 97% of the Kenyan population follows a set religion with as many as 82% of Kenyans...
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What to know about Safaris in Africa on a budget

Who could possibly turn down the adventure of an Africa safari? For many such a trip is the opportunity of a lifetime but if you plan for it poorly, you might part with all your life savings just to m...
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Latest developments on the Coronavirus in Africa

The African Union has requested African countries not to prevent their citizens from returning home. The first confirmation of the coronavirus internationally was reported on January 7. Ever since, th...
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Locusts ravage Somalia

Somalia declares a national emergency as locusts ravage the horn of AfricaAccording to the Food and Drug Authority (FAO), if the current situation goes uncontrolled, the situation will worsen from a '...
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Best Safaris in Kenya

World-renowned English explorer William Burchell once said: “Nothing but breathing the air of Africa, and actually walking through it, can communicate the indescribable sensations.” There are few bett...
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Top 10 Sea Resorts in Kenya

Are you looking forward to a time of relaxation and leisure on the Kenyan coast? Here are 10 of the best sea resorts straddled along the Indian Ocean. The randomly listed resorts are in Watamu, Kilifi...
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Number of female taxi drivers increases in Nairobi

But still not safe for women – drivers or passengers. Like in many other countries and cities, until the launch of ride-hailing apps the taxi business in Kenya used to be considered “a man’s job” and...
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Kenya expecting “blockbuster inward investment” in 2020

  Already $2.9bn investments announced. Foreign domestic investment (FDI) in Kenya is looking forward to a bumper year in 2020, reports the authoritative London daily Financial Times. Kenya is...
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Eliud Kipchoge breaks marathon record

Eliud Kipchoge, world’s greatest marathoner and a name that has pretty much been the talk of many Kenyans and the world at large for the past one week but before we dive into what has caused so much e...
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Kibra's by-election clashes

September 5, 2019 was a big day for the Orange Democratic Movement as they released a list of 10 candidates approved for the nomination for the Kibra parliamentary seat after falling vacant following...
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Alarm over pollution of Nairobi River

  There are major concerns about the state of the Nairobi River, which runs through the heart of Kenya’s capital. And Kenya’s national environmental management agency is cracking down on industries...
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Best Hotels in Nairobi

You need a change of scenery from time to time. Getting away from your busy schedule and enjoying luxury living. If you are looking for such a place, Nairobi is the city for you. Nairobi is Kenya’s ca...
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Best shopping malls in Nairobi

Nairobi is the gateway to Africa. It is the capital city of Kenya and home to some of Eastern Africa’s top shopping malls. They come with state of the art facilities and can go toe to toe with some of...
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The Story of Tob Cohen Murder

The body of 71-year-old Dutch tycoon Tob Cohen was discovered buried in a septic tank at his Kitisuru home in Farasi Lane. He had been missing for two months. The body was discovered blindfolded and w...
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