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Africa's Covid 3rd wave at crossroads: WHO
Nairobi, July 23 (IANS) The third wave of the coronavirus pandemic in Africa is at a crossroads, a World Health Organization (WHO) official said.
2021-07-23
Category: International, Kenya,Health/Medicine
WHO raises alarm over surging Covid deaths in Africa
Nairobi, July 16 (IANS) Africa's Covid-19 deaths that have spiked by more than 40 per cent in the recent weeks are a testimony of the severity of the third wave currently sweeping across the continent, a World Health Organization (WHO) official said.
2021-07-16
Category: International, Kenya,Health/Medicine
Kenyan Olympic sprinter Kishoiyan banned for 4 yrs for doping
Nairobi, July 14 (IANS) Kenyan sprinter and two-time Olympian Alphas Kishoiyan has been banned for four years by the Anti-Doping Agency of Kenya (ADAK) for the presence of prohibited substance, nandrolone, in his system.
2021-07-14
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Athletics
African nations urged to promote inclusive agriculture
Nairobi, July 8 (IANS) African nations have been urged to build an inclusive and transformative agricultural sector to boost food security and nutrition amid the Covid-19 pandemic and climate change challenges.
2021-07-08
Category: International, Kenya,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Kenyan coffee exports up amid reforms
Nairobi, July 6 (IANS) Kenya's Ministry of Agriculture said that the export of Arabica coffee has improved in the recent past amid ongoing reforms in the sub sector.
2021-07-06
Category: International, Kenya,Politics
Covid worsens malnutrition, lifestyle ailments in Africa
Nairobi, July 2 (IANS) Many African countries are reeling from a spike in hunger, malnutrition and non-communicable diseases (NCDs) due to the Covid-19 pandemic-linked disruptions on the continent's food production systems, scientists have said.
2021-07-02
Category: International, Kenya,Health/Medicine
Kenya extends curfew, ramps up vaccination
Nairobi, June 30 (IANS) Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has announced the extension of night curfew by 60 days and pledged to ramp up vaccination against Covid-19 amid recent surges in western parts of the country.
2021-06-30
Category: International, Kenya,Politics
Kenya extends curfew, ramp up vaccination to contain Covid-19
Nairobi, June 30 (IANS) Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday announced extension of night curfew by 60 days while pledging to ramp up vaccination against Covid-19 amid surges in western parts of the country.
2021-06-30
Category: International, Kenya,Health/Medicine,Politics
Africa's Covid caseload at historic high amid 3rd wave: WHO
Nairobi, June 25 (IANS) The number of Covid-19 cases in Africa has increased at an unprecedented pace as the continent grapples amid the ongoing third wave that has posed a dire threat to the continent's public health infrastructure, a World Health Organization (WHO) official said.
2021-06-25
Category: International, Kenya,Health/Medicine
Kenyan police reservist killed in suspected Shabab attack
Mandera, June 23 (IANS) A Kenyan police reservist was killed and two others injured when suspected Shabab militants struck for the third day running here, in northeast Kenya, early Wednesday.
2021-06-23
Category: International, Kenya,Politics,Defence/Security
Africa's Covid cases surging by 20% amid 3rd wave: WHO
Nairobi, June 18 (IANS) Confirmed Covid-19 cases in Africa were surging by 20 per cent on a weekly basis as most countries in the continent were under the third wave of the pandemic, a World Health Organization (WHO) official said.
2021-06-18
Category: International, Kenya,Health/Medicine
Kenya unveils scheme to boost mental health
Nairobi, June 9 (IANS) Kenya's health ministry launched Kenya Mental Health Action Plan (2021-2025) on Wednesday to promote mental health among citizens.
2021-06-09
Category: International, Kenya,Health/Medicine,Politics
UN calls on nations to meet commitments to restore 1 bn hectares of land
Nairobi, June 3 (IANS) Facing the triple threat of climate change, loss of nature and pollution, the world must deliver on its commitment to restore at least one billion degraded hectares of land in the next decade -- an area about the size of China.
2021-06-03
Category: International, Kenya,National,Environment/Wildlife
Kenya extends night curfew
Nairobi, May 31 (IANS) The Kenyan government has announced the extension of the nationwide night curfew by 60 days, while maintaining a ban on political gatherings amid risks posed by new coronavirus strains.
2021-05-31
Category: International, Kenya,Politics
Kenya to start second dose of Covid-19 jabs in June
Nairobi, May 15 (IANS) Kenya will start administering the second dose of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine in the first week of June, the Ministry of Health said in a statement on Friday.
2021-05-15
Category: International, Kenya,Health/Medicine,Politics
Kenya launches census to boost conservation of iconic species
Nairobi, May 8 (IANS) Kenya has launched a three-month national wildlife census whose results will inform retooling of conservation programs for iconic species grappling with climatic and human-induced threats.
2021-05-08
Category: International, Kenya,Environment/Wildlife
2 killed in suspected al-Shabab attack along Kenya-Somalia border
Lamu (Kenya), May 4 (IANS) Two people were killed and one critically wounded after a vehicle they were travelling in ran over an explosive device suspected to have been planted by al-Shabab militants along the Kenya-Somalia border on Monday.
2021-05-04
Category: International, Kenya,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kenya's tourism revenues down by 80% in 2020 amid Covid-19
Nairobi, April 23 (IANS) Kenya tourism sector revenues declined by 80 per cent in 2020 compared to 2019 when the country realised 162 billion shillings ($1.5 billion), a government official said.
2021-04-23
Category: International, Kenya,Politics
Kenya's elephant number increases at 2.8%
Nairobi, April 12 (IANS) Kenya's elephant population has gradually increased at an annual rate of approximately 2.8 per cent over the last three decades amid declining poaching, a wildlife research institute said.
2021-04-12
Category: International, Kenya,Environment/Wildlife
UNHCR proposes new resettlement plan for refugees in Kenyan camps
Nairobi, April 11 (IANS) The United Nations refugee agency said it has shared with Kenya a proposed set of sustainable and rights-based measures aimed at identifying solutions for refugees living in camps in Kenya.
2021-04-11
Category: International, Kenya,Politics
Africa administers less than 2% of global Covid-19 vaccines: WHO
Nairobi, April 10 (IANS) Africa accounts for less than two per cent of the 690 million Covid-19 vaccines administered globally so far. "Although progress is being made, many African countries have barely moved beyond the starting line," Matshidiso Moeti, WHO regional director for Africa said in a statement issued in Nairobi.
2021-04-10
Category: International, Kenya,Health/Medicine
Kenya sets up Covid-19 vaccine safety monitoring board
Nairobi, April 9 (IANS) Kenya announced the formation of an independent Covid-19 vaccine safety monitoring board amid surging public acceptance for inoculation against the virus.
2021-04-09
Category: International, Kenya,Health/Medicine
IMF approves financing package for Kenya's Covid-19 response
Nairobi, April 5 (IANS) The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved a 254.41 billion shillings (about $2.34 billion) financing package to help the Kenyan government in its response to Covid-19.
2021-04-05
Category: International, Kenya,Health/Medicine
4 killed as bus hits roadside bomb in Kenya
Mandera, March 24 (IANS) At least four passengers were killed and dozens injured when the bus in which they were travelling in struck a roadside bomb in Kenya's Mandera County on Wednesday, officials said.
2021-03-24
Category: International, Kenya,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kenya sounds alarm over rising Covid-19 infections
Nairobi, March 21 (IANS) Kenya's Ministry of Health has expressed concern over the rising number of Covid-19 infections in the country.
2021-03-21
Category: International, Kenya,Health/Medicine
Kipchoge ready for Hamburg Marathon redemption
Nairobi, March 19 (IANS) Kenyan Olympic champion and marathon world record holder Eliud Kipchoge, is hoping to return to the top of the podium at the NN Hamburg Marathon on April 11 to redeem his stature following his shock London defeat last year.
2021-03-19
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Athletics
Africa's Covid vax rollout on course: WHO
Nairobi, March 12 (IANS) Covid-19 vaccine rollouts in Africa has accelerated as the continent's caseload hit nearly 4 million, a World Health Organization (WHO) official said.
2021-03-12
Category: International, Kenya,Health/Medicine
Robust measures urged to curb temperature rise in Africa
Nairobi, March 10 (IANS) A Kenyan scholar has urged African countries to put solid measures in place to curb rise in temperatures, saying the continent could suffer water stress due to overheating.
2021-03-10
Category: International, Kenya,Environment/Wildlife
Covid-19 worsened gender inequalities in Africa: WHO
Nairobi, March 8 (IANS) The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated gender inequities in Africa, a top World Health Organization (WHO) official said here.
2021-03-08
Category: International, Kenya,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
17% of food available at consumer level is wasted: UN study
Nairobi, March 5 (IANS) An estimated 931 million tonnes of food, or 17 per cent of the total food available to consumers in 2019, went into the waste bins of households, retailers, restaurants and other food services, according to new UN research.
2021-03-05
Category: International, Kenya,Environment/Wildlife
17% of all food available at consumer level is wasted: UN
Nairobi, 4 March 5 (IANS) An estimated 931 million tonnes of food, or 17 per cent of total food available to consumers in 2019, went into the waste bins of households, retailers, restaurants and other food services, a new UN research said on Thursday.
2021-03-05
Category: International, Kenya,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Kenya to advance Africa's agenda on security, climate change at UNSC
Nairobi, Feb 24 (IANS) Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has reiterated his government's commitment in advancing the Africa's agenda at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), particularly on climate change and security.
2021-02-24
Category: International, Kenya,Politics
World risks new pandemics, warns UN Environment Assembly
Nairobi, Feb 24 (IANS) Ministers of environment and other leaders from more than 150 nations concluded a two-day online meeting of the Fifth United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-5) in which the Assembly warned that the world risks new pandemics "if we don't change how we safeguard nature".
2021-02-24
Category: International, Kenya,Health/Medicine,Politics
Pakistan to host World Environment Day
Nairobi, Feb 23 (IANS) Pakistan has announced that it will host World Environment Day 2021 in partnership with the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) with the theme of 'ecosystem restoration' and focus on resetting relations with nature.
2021-02-23
Category: International, Kenya,Environment/Wildlife
UNEP synthesis provides blueprint to solve climate crisis
Nairobi, Feb 18 (IANS) The world can transform its relationship with nature and tackle the climate, biodiversity and pollution crises together to secure a sustainable future and prevent future pandemics, a new scientific report by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) said on Thursday.
2021-02-18
Category: International, Kenya,Environment/Wildlife
East Africa's exports recovered to pre-Covid: UN
Nairobi, Feb 18 (IANS) Exports from most of the East African Community (EAC) member states recovered to the pre-Covid-19 levels by the third quarter of 2020, a United Nations report released said.
2021-02-18
Category: International, Kenya,Business/Economy
WHO for health workers' training to boost vaccination in Africa
Nairobi, Feb 18 (IANS) A seamless roll-out of Covid-19 vaccine in Africa hinges on improving the knowledge of the continent's frontline health care workers in critical areas like storage, supply chains management and effective communication to the public, the World Health Organization (WHO) said.
2021-02-18
Category: International, Kenya,Health/Medicine
IMF reaches deal with Kenya on US $2.4 bln loan facility
Nairobi, Feb 17 (IANS) The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said it would soon disburse 262.69 billion shillings (about US $2.4 billion) to Kenya after reaching an agreement on a 38-month financial package.
2021-02-17
Category: International, Kenya,Politics
Kenya Airways to resume direct flights to Rome in June
Nairobi, Feb 14 (IANS) Kenya Airways said it will resume flights to Rome from its hub in Nairobi in June.
2021-02-14
Category: International, Kenya,Business/Economy
Covid-19 fatalities in Africa surge amid new variants: WHO
Nairobi, Feb 13 (IANS) The number of Covid-19 related deaths in Africa has spiked as the continent grapples with local transmission of highly contagious strains of the virus, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday.
2021-02-13
Category: International, Kenya,Health/Medicine
Africa Covid deaths surge amid new variants: WHO
Nairobi, Feb 12 (IANS) The number of Covid-19 fatalities in Africa has spiked as the continent grapples with local transmissions of the new and highly contagious strains of the virus, the World Health Organization (WHO) said.
2021-02-12
Category: International, Kenya,Health/Medicine
UN Environment Assembly to meet online on Feb 22-23
Nairobi, Feb 5 (IANS) The fifth session of the United Nations Environment Assembly will take place -- online for the first time -- on February 22 and 23, it was announced on Friday.
2021-02-05
Category: International, Kenya,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife
Kenya set to vaccinate 1.25 mn before June
Nairobi, Jan 31 (IANS) Kenya's Ministry of Health said that 1.25 million people will be vaccinated against Covid-19 before the end of June.
2021-01-31
Category: International, Kenya,Health/Medicine
New Covid-19 strains could prolong second wave in Africa: WHO
Nairobi, Jan 30 (IANS) Discovery of new Covid-19 variants in several African countries risks prolonging the second wave in the continent and overwhelms its already fragile public health systems, a senior World Health Organization (WHO) official said.
2021-01-30
Category: International, Kenya,Health/Medicine
Climate litigations spiked in recent years, says UN body
Nairobi, Jan 26 (IANS) Climate litigation cases have spiked in recent years, making the courtroom increasingly relevant to efforts to address climate change around the world, an UN Environment Programme (UNEP) report on Tuesday.
2021-01-26
Category: International, Kenya,Environment/Wildlife,Immigration/Law/Rights
New Covid-19 strains threat to Africa's public health system: WHO
Nairobi, Jan 15 (IANS) The new Covid-19 variants that have been reported in several African countries could undermine efforts to contain the pandemic and pose a threat to the continent's public health system, a World Health Organization (WHO) official said.
2021-01-15
Category: International, Kenya,Health/Medicine
Nations must step up climate actions or face costs: UN report
Nairobi, Jan 14 (IANS) As temperatures rise and climate change impacts intensify, nations must urgently step up action to adapt to the new climate reality or face serious costs, damages and losses, a new UN Environment Programme (UNEP) report said on Thursday.
2021-01-14
Category: International, Kenya,Environment/Wildlife
Kenya to bid for 2025 World Athletics Championships
Nairobi, Jan 11 (IANS) Kenya has received the 2025 World Athletics Championship bidding documents as the country aims for international events after the 2017 youth global event opened a window of opportunities for the country, officials have said.
2021-01-11
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Athletics
Green pandemic recovery essential to close climate action gap: UNEP
Nairobi, Dec 11 (IANS) The UN Environment Program (UNEP) said that a green coronavirus pandemic recovery could cut 25 per cent off predicted 2030 greenhouse gas emissions and bring the world closer to meeting the two degrees Celsius goal outlined in the 2015 Paris climate deal.
2020-12-11
Category: International, Kenya,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Amid rise in digital transactions, pandemic hits ATMs in Kenya
Nairobi, Dec 10 (IANS) The Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated the use of digital financial channels in Kenya, dealing a blow to automated teller machines (ATM), which have recorded a faster decline in the last eight months, a new data from the Central Bank showed.
2020-12-10
Category: International, Kenya,Health/Medicine,Politics