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'Massive poisonous shock': Scientists fear lasting impact from Mauritius oil spill

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NAIROBI Some corals have lived for centuries at the fringes of Mauritius. Now smothered for days in heavy fuel oil spilled from a wrecked Japanese tanker nearby, parts of those reefs may be in trouble. | Video

Sea life around Mauritius dying as Japanese ship oil spill spreads

Aug 12 2020

NAIROBI Mauritian volunteers fished dead eels from oily waters on Tuesday as they tried to clean up damage to the Indian Ocean island's most pristine beaches after a Japanese bulk carrier leaked an estimated 1,000 tonnes of oil. | Video

CORRECTED-Sea life around Mauritius dying as Japanese ship oil spill spreads

Aug 11 2020

NAIROBI, Aug 11 Mauritian volunteers fished dead eels from oily waters on Tuesday as they tried to clean up damage to the Indian Ocean island's most pristine beaches after a Japanese bulk carrier leaked an estimated 1,000 tonnes of oil.

Mauritius must brace for 'worst case scenario' after oil spill, says PM

Aug 11 2020

NAIROBI A Japanese ship that ran aground on a reef off Mauritius two weeks ago has now stopped leaking oil into the Indian Ocean but the island nation must still prepare for "a worst case scenario", Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth said late on Monday. | Video

UPDATE 1-Telkom Kenya pulls the plug on merger with Bharti Airtel

Aug 05 2020

NAIROBI, Aug 5 Telkom Kenya said on Wednesday it was no longer looking to merge its business with the Kenyan unit of India's Bharti Airtel, citing challenges of securing the required regulatory approvals for the deal.

UPDATE 1-Kenya central bank has 'plenty of firepower', governor says

Jul 30 2020

NAIROBI, July 30 Kenya's central bank governor said on Thursday that policymakers still had plenty of firepower left to limit the damage to the country's economy from the coronavirus crisis.

Alphabet's Loon launches balloon internet service in Kenya

Jul 09 2020

BARINGO, Kenya Alphabet Inc began offering the world's first commercial high-speed internet using balloons to villagers in remote regions of Kenya's Rift Valley on Wednesday. | Video

UPDATE 1-Kenya Airways to lay off staff, reduce network and assets -CEO

Jul 06 2020

NAIROBI, July 6 Kenya Airways will lay off an unspecified number of workers, reduce its network and also get rid of some assets due to the coronavirus crisis, its chief executive said in an internal memo seen by Reuters.

UPDATE 2-Kenya's economic growth slows down in the first quarter

Jun 30 2020

NAIROBI, June 30 Kenya's economic growth slowed to 4.9% in the first quarter of this year from 5.5% a year earlier, hit by the uncertainty created by coronavirus pandemic, the statistics office said on Tuesday.

UPDATE 2-Kenyan central banker sees silver lining in economic gloom

Jun 26 2020

NAIROBI, June 26 Kenya's economy could fare better than expected in the face of the coronavirus crisis, thanks to growing farm exports and a recovery in remittances, the central bank governor said on Friday.

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As UAE hails Israel accord, silence from Saudi Arabia

As media and people in the United Arab Emirates hailed the Gulf state's deal to normalise relations with Israel as a diplomatic victory that helps the Palestinians, silence reigned in Saudi Arabia, longtime figurehead of regional policy towards Israel.