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COVID-19

20 May 2020

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Burundi Elections: 8th presidential elections held amidst surging COVID-19

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 Burundi elections are set to take place today despite the surging coronavirus pandemic, and is is expected to mark the end of authoritarian leader Pierre Nkurunziza‘s 15-year rule, though fears of post-election violence and the potential for the further spread the novel coronavirus have shrouded the democratic exercise in concern. While Ethiopia chose to postpone […]

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Stella Restaurant

19 May 2020

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Boston: Stella Restaurant closes after 15 impressive years in business

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Popular Stella Restaurant in Boston has finally been closed due to coronavirus pandemic after serving people for 15 years. Stella Restaurant did not specifically cite the outbreak as the major cause of closure, but the COVID-19 pandemic pandemic has forced most restaurants to close down since the outbreak. The manager of Stella Restaurant said that […]

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IMF

7 May 2020

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Kenya receives Sh79 billion loan from IMF to help fight COVID-19

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The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved a Sh79billion loan to Kenya to help it fight the Covid-19 pandemic. This is the second significant credit facility Kenya has received from Bretton Wood institutions in the last two months since the virus hit Nairobi. Digital credit: Top 7 Mobile money lending in apps in Kenya In […]

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6 May 2020

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Government to announce new measures to combat COVID-19 following laxity among Kenyans

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Following continued laxity from most Kenyans, the government has announced plans for tougher measures aimed at preventing the spread of COVID-19. Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe on Tuesday said he was concerned at the upsurge of infections which hit 535, with 45 announced on a single day. He said he was particularly concerned at the […]

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30 April 2020

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Corona-Virus cases still on the rise in Kenya

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15 more people have tested positive for coronavirus, bringing the total number of cases to 396. the new cases are spread out across the country as follows; Mombasa- 7, Nairobi-3, Wajir-1, and Kitui 1. In Nairobi, the three cases are spread out across Eastleigh, Fedha Estate, and Kileleshwa while in Mombasa, the cases are spread […]

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27 April 2020

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Coronavirus cases in Kenya rise to 363

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Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe has announced that Kenya has recorded 8 new coronavirus cases, taking the total number to 363. CS Kagwe, addressing the press at Afya House, said the new cases were evenly distributed between Nairobi and Mombasa with 4 each, adding that all of them are Kenyans. He also noted that the […]

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17 April 2020

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12 more people test positive for coronavirus, bringing the total number to 246

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Health CS Mutahi Kagwe has confirmed that 12 more people have tested positive for Coronavirus bringing the total number of cases in the country to 246. The CS revealed that the 12 were confirmed from 450 tested samples. Five of the positive individuals are hotel workers while four were close contacts traced to already confirmed […]

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17 April 2020

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Mystery behind low number of coronavirus cases in Africa

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Egypt was the first African country to record coronavirus case. A week later, the first case in sub-Saharan Africa was recorded in Nigeria after an Italian man who had travelled to the West African country tested positive. Since then, Africa’s curve of infections has exhibited an abnormal pattern compared to other countries such as the […]

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9 April 2020

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Update on the COVID-19 for grain sector in East Africa

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The novel COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread across East Africa with Malawi and South Sudan announcing their first cases of the disease within their borders. As the situation becomes more precarious, some new measures have been taken by governments which may impact the movement of people and goods. These measures include: REGIONAL COVID-19 RESPONSE Kenya […]

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