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Kenya Airways resumes international flights after virus curbs lifted

Aug 01 2020

NAIROBI Kenya Airways resumed international flights on Saturday, heading to about 30 destinations for the first time since the routes were suspended in March due to the coronavirus.

Kenya extends curfew for a month as COVID-19 cases jump

Jul 28 2020

NAIROBI Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta extended a nightly curfew on Monday for 30 days to curb the spread of COVID-19 and banned alcohol sales in restaurants but stopped short of locking down the country again despite a surge in cases. | Video

Africa urged to test more as coronavirus cases exceed 500,000

Jul 09 2020

NAIROBI African countries must carry out more coronavirus testing and make people use masks, a regional disease control body said on Thursday as cases topped half a million in the continent. | Video

'On our knees': Kenya's tourism revenue collapses

Jun 30 2020

NAIROBI Kenya has lost 80 billion shillings ($752 million) so far in tourism revenue, about half of last year's total, due to the coronavirus crisis, its tourism minister said on Monday. | Video

REFILE-UPDATE 2-Kenya's Centum confident can weather coronavirus crisis

Jun 12 2020

NAIROBI, June 12 Centum Investment Company expects to withstand the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, thanks to its stash of cash and minimal exposure to listed firms, its chief executive said on Friday.

Kenya targets tax exemptions to boost coronavirus-hit revenue

Jun 11 2020

NAIROBI Kenya will remove a range of tax exemptions including for oil and gas exploration as it seeks to make up for revenue lost to the impact of the coronavirus crisis, its finance minister said on Thursday.

CORRECTED-Coronavirus-induced border bottlenecks slow food deliveries in East Africa

May 29 2020

KAMPALA/NAIROBI, May 29 Bottlenecks at borders as government screen lorry drivers to contain the new coronavirus are putting the delivery of vital food supplies in East Africa at risk, the U.N.'s World Food Programme (WFP) warned on Friday.

UPDATE 2-Kenya central bank leaves rates unchanged, says past measures are being helpful

May 27 2020

NAIROBI, May 27 Kenya's central bank kept its benchmark lending rate at 7.0% on Wednesday, as expected, judging that its current accommodative stance remained appropriate, the Monetary Policy Committee said in a statement.

Every day's a Sunday as Kenya's power demand drops

May 20 2020

NAIROBI, May 20 Kenya Electricity Generating Co. (KenGen), said on Wednesday demand for its electricity had dropped by about 8% due to restrictions imposed to limit the spread of the new coronavirus, with Sunday usage levels seen throughout the week.

Explainer: The U.N. tribunal set up to try Rwanda genocide perpetrators

May 18 2020

NAIROBI French gendarmes arrested Felicien Kabuga, wanted for allegedly financing the Rwandan genocide, near Paris on May 16 after a global manhunt spanning more than a quarter of a century.

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