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Omar Mohammed

UPDATE 1-IMF approves $171.9 mln to Madagascar to address COVID-19 pandemic

Jul 30 2020

NAIROBI, July 30 The International Monetary Fund (IMF) approved $171.9 million of funding to Madagascar, it said on Thursday, bringing the total COVID-19 emergency support to the country to $337.9 million as the island nation's economy struggles due to the pandemic.

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

Kenya's Cheruiyot ready to hunt for glory on the track again

Jul 27 2020

NAIROBI Kenya's Timothy Cheruiyot, the 1,500 metres world champion, is hoping to return to competitive running next month after a hiatus caused by the coronavirus crisis.

Kenya's Manangoi suspended for anti-doping violation - AIU

Jul 23 2020

NAIROBI Former 1,500 metres world champion Elijah Manangoi has been provisionally suspended for anti-doping violations after he missed three tests under the whereabouts rules, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) said on Thursday.

Athletics-Kenya's Manangoi suspended for anti-doping violation - AIU

Jul 23 2020

NAIROBI, July 23 Former 1,500 metres world champion Elijah Manangoi has been provisionally suspended for anti-doping violations after he missed three tests under the whereabouts rules, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) said on Thursday.

Kenya's flower industry rebounds as lockdowns ease

Jul 21 2020

NAIROBI Demand for Kenya's flowers has recovered to around 85% of pre-coronavirus levels as European markets open up after lockdowns, an industry body said, spurring hope that the industry could see a full rebound by next year.

Kenya announces phased reopening from coronavirus lockdown

Jul 06 2020

NAIROBI Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta announced on Monday a phased reopening of the country from a COVID-19 lockdown, lifting restrictions on travel in and out of the capital Nairobi and allowing air travel to resume.

Athletics: Four-year ban for Kipsang after giving fake-photo evidence for missed test

Jul 03 2020

NAIROBI Former marathon world record holder Wilson Kipsang of Kenya has been handed a four-year ban for anti-doping rule violations (ADRVs) that included using a fake photo of a traffic accident to justify one of four missed whereabouts appointments, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) said on Friday.

Kenya Airways estimates coronavirus revenue loss at $100 million - CEO

Jun 26 2020

NAIROBI Kenya Airways has lost an estimated $100 million in revenue as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and related lockdowns, CEO Allan Kilavuka told reporters on Friday.

UPDATE 2-Kenya Airways estimates coronavirus revenue loss at $100 mln -CEO

Jun 26 2020

NAIROBI, June 26 Kenya Airways has lost an estimated $100 million in revenue as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and related lockdowns, CEO Allan Kilavuka told reporters on Friday.

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