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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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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29 December 21

Paris Club Denies Kenya’s Request for Debt Relief as Slowed Post-Covid Economic Recovery Hampers Government Revenues

The Paris Club has denied Kenya’s request for extended debt relief. The East African nation has seen revenues plummet as slowed economic recovery from COIVD 19 bites. The Treasury wrote to the club asking for a debt relief of about
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24 December 21

Kenya Airways to Get $1.2 Billion In Bailout Cash from Kenya’s Treasury Department in Bid to Revive the Ailing Carrier

Kenya’s national carrier Kenya Airways (KQ) will receive a bailout of nearly $1.2 billion from the Kenyan government. The move was announced by the cabinet secretary in charge of finance Ukur Yatani. The bailout is designed to help the ailing
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16 December 21

Uber Kenya Partners with Electric Vehicle Company Opibus to Offer Electric Motorcycles in Its Rideshare App

Uber Kenya has announced new plans to start offering electric motorcycles as part of its rideshare app. The US-based company is partnering with electric vehicle maker Opibus to make this happen. There was no timeline given though as to when
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13 December 21

Kenya Airways Launches Direct Flights from Juba to Khartoum as It Looks to Take Advantage of Normalized Relations

Kenyan national airline Kenya Airways has announced new flights directly from Juba to Khartoum. KQ is looking to cash in on increased normalization of relations between Sudan and its runaway neighbor South Sudan. The move is also part of KQs
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06 December 21

MTN Uganda’s IPO Fails To Hit Fund Raising Target Despite Public Fun Fair

MTN Uganda has failed to hit its expected fund-raising target after its much-publicized IPO. The IPO, which was highly restricted to East African investors, was a much-hyped affair. The IPO was also heavily discounted in a bid to attract investors.
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