09 May 22

How Increased Taxes On Oil, Gas Will Affect Economic Recovery

Kenya may have overcome one of its worst fuel shortages in years, but the challenges facing the oil and gas sector seem to have taken another turn. Over the last few months, the oil market has been hit hard, partly
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04 May 22

Kenyan Local Assemblers Expect A 70pc Increase In Sales Following Ban On Used Trucks, Buses

Annual sales for locally assembled vehicles are expected to increase by 70% in Kenya. This is following the government’s directive to ban the importation of used trucks and buses. In a statement released by the Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS),
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02 March 22

The War in Eastern Europe and How It Could Impact East Africa

A few days ago, the Russian army began a large-scale invasion of Ukraine. The war has now entered its seventh day and its impacts are starting to bite. While European nations will suffer the most, the ripple effects of this
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16 February 22

Chinese Firms Continue to Benefit from Massive Infrastructure Projects in Kenya

Kenya, East Africa’s biggest economy, has seen a massive surge of infrastructure developments over the last few years. The country is currently building major roads and railways all over the country. Most of these projects are funded by Chinese-based loans.
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07 February 22

Kenya Airways Announces Plans to Launch Direct Flights from Nairobi to Milan

Kenya Airways has announced that it will begin to offer direct flights from Nairobi to Milan. A statement by KQ confirmed that the flights will start from June 8. It is not clear yet how many flights the national carrier
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01 February 22

New networks, no access: Africa’s overlooked internet crisis

Blockchain-based telecommunications company World Mobile recently inaugurated a novel project on the Tanzanian island of Zanzibar – blimp internet. The company launched two helium-filled low-altitude platform stations – aka blimps – floating 300 metres above the earth, supported by local
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31 January 22

10 People Feared Dead in Kenya After Roadside IED Blows Up Van in Northern Eastern County of Mandera

At least 10 people are feared dead after an improvised explosive device or IED targeted a public transport vehicle in Kenya. The attack was conducted by the Somali-based Islamist group Al Shabab. It also happened in Mandera, a North Eastern
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26 January 22

Kenya’s Demand for Power Surges; Rising Tariffs Spur Costly Electricity Bills

Kenya’s demand for power hit record highs in the past few months. According to Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS), Kenya Power and Lighting Company (KPLC) sold an average of 800 million KWh in the last four months of last
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17 January 22

Uganda’s Fertile Land Has the Capability to Feed 200 million People, Audit Report by FAO Finds

Uganda has the ability to feed over 200 million people, a new report by the Food and Agricultural Organization FAO has found. The report also noted that the agricultural potential of the East African nation remains untapped. In fact, 80%
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11 January 22

Nationwide Power Blackout Hits Kenya as Embattled Kenya Power Struggles to Cope with Demand

Kenya, on Tuesday, suffered a nationwide power blackout that affected all 47 counties in the country. According to a statement released by Kenya Power, the government-owned utility provider in the country, the fault was caused by the collapse of a
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