25 May 22

Safaricom Slows Expansion Of 5G Due To High Phone Prices

Safaricom has said it will slow the rollout of the fifth-generation network because of expensive 5G mobile phones. According to the giant telco company, a larger number of mobile phone users need to acquire 5G phones before they can set
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22 May 22

Kenya, Uganda End Fuel Dispute After Weeks of Talks

Kenya and Uganda have settled their fuel dispute after the former’s decision to localize 133.5 liters of petrol and 104.7 million letters of diesel that were to be transported to Uganda. This led to a fuel shortage, prompting a protest
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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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