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Kenya to advance Africa's agenda on security, climate change at UNSC
Nairobi, Feb 24 (IANS) Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has reiterated his government's commitment in advancing the Africa's agenda at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), particularly on climate change and security.
2021-02-24
Category: International, Kenya,Politics
World risks new pandemics, warns UN Environment Assembly
Nairobi, Feb 24 (IANS) Ministers of environment and other leaders from more than 150 nations concluded a two-day online meeting of the Fifth United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-5) in which the Assembly warned that the world risks new pandemics "if we don't change how we safeguard nature".
2021-02-24
Category: International, Kenya,Health/Medicine,Politics
Pakistan to host World Environment Day
Nairobi, Feb 23 (IANS) Pakistan has announced that it will host World Environment Day 2021 in partnership with the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) with the theme of 'ecosystem restoration' and focus on resetting relations with nature.
2021-02-23
Category: International, Kenya,Environment/Wildlife
UNEP synthesis provides blueprint to solve climate crisis
Nairobi, Feb 18 (IANS) The world can transform its relationship with nature and tackle the climate, biodiversity and pollution crises together to secure a sustainable future and prevent future pandemics, a new scientific report by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) said on Thursday.
2021-02-18
Category: International, Kenya,Environment/Wildlife
East Africa's exports recovered to pre-Covid: UN
Nairobi, Feb 18 (IANS) Exports from most of the East African Community (EAC) member states recovered to the pre-Covid-19 levels by the third quarter of 2020, a United Nations report released said.
2021-02-18
Category: International, Kenya,Business/Economy
WHO for health workers' training to boost vaccination in Africa
Nairobi, Feb 18 (IANS) A seamless roll-out of Covid-19 vaccine in Africa hinges on improving the knowledge of the continent's frontline health care workers in critical areas like storage, supply chains management and effective communication to the public, the World Health Organization (WHO) said.
2021-02-18
Category: International, Kenya,Health/Medicine
IMF reaches deal with Kenya on US $2.4 bln loan facility
Nairobi, Feb 17 (IANS) The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said it would soon disburse 262.69 billion shillings (about US $2.4 billion) to Kenya after reaching an agreement on a 38-month financial package.
2021-02-17
Category: International, Kenya,Politics
Kenya Airways to resume direct flights to Rome in June
Nairobi, Feb 14 (IANS) Kenya Airways said it will resume flights to Rome from its hub in Nairobi in June.
2021-02-14
Category: International, Kenya,Business/Economy
Covid-19 fatalities in Africa surge amid new variants: WHO
Nairobi, Feb 13 (IANS) The number of Covid-19 related deaths in Africa has spiked as the continent grapples with local transmission of highly contagious strains of the virus, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday.
2021-02-13
Category: International, Kenya,Health/Medicine
Africa Covid deaths surge amid new variants: WHO
Nairobi, Feb 12 (IANS) The number of Covid-19 fatalities in Africa has spiked as the continent grapples with local transmissions of the new and highly contagious strains of the virus, the World Health Organization (WHO) said.
2021-02-12
Category: International, Kenya,Health/Medicine
UN Environment Assembly to meet online on Feb 22-23
Nairobi, Feb 5 (IANS) The fifth session of the United Nations Environment Assembly will take place -- online for the first time -- on February 22 and 23, it was announced on Friday.
2021-02-05
Category: International, Kenya,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife
Kenya set to vaccinate 1.25 mn before June
Nairobi, Jan 31 (IANS) Kenya's Ministry of Health said that 1.25 million people will be vaccinated against Covid-19 before the end of June.
2021-01-31
Category: International, Kenya,Health/Medicine
New Covid-19 strains could prolong second wave in Africa: WHO
Nairobi, Jan 30 (IANS) Discovery of new Covid-19 variants in several African countries risks prolonging the second wave in the continent and overwhelms its already fragile public health systems, a senior World Health Organization (WHO) official said.
2021-01-30
Category: International, Kenya,Health/Medicine
Climate litigations spiked in recent years, says UN body
Nairobi, Jan 26 (IANS) Climate litigation cases have spiked in recent years, making the courtroom increasingly relevant to efforts to address climate change around the world, an UN Environment Programme (UNEP) report on Tuesday.
2021-01-26
Category: International, Kenya,Environment/Wildlife,Immigration/Law/Rights
New Covid-19 strains threat to Africa's public health system: WHO
Nairobi, Jan 15 (IANS) The new Covid-19 variants that have been reported in several African countries could undermine efforts to contain the pandemic and pose a threat to the continent's public health system, a World Health Organization (WHO) official said.
2021-01-15
Category: International, Kenya,Health/Medicine
Nations must step up climate actions or face costs: UN report
Nairobi, Jan 14 (IANS) As temperatures rise and climate change impacts intensify, nations must urgently step up action to adapt to the new climate reality or face serious costs, damages and losses, a new UN Environment Programme (UNEP) report said on Thursday.
2021-01-14
Category: International, Kenya,Environment/Wildlife
Kenya to bid for 2025 World Athletics Championships
Nairobi, Jan 11 (IANS) Kenya has received the 2025 World Athletics Championship bidding documents as the country aims for international events after the 2017 youth global event opened a window of opportunities for the country, officials have said.
2021-01-11
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Athletics
Green pandemic recovery essential to close climate action gap: UNEP
Nairobi, Dec 11 (IANS) The UN Environment Program (UNEP) said that a green coronavirus pandemic recovery could cut 25 per cent off predicted 2030 greenhouse gas emissions and bring the world closer to meeting the two degrees Celsius goal outlined in the 2015 Paris climate deal.
2020-12-11
Category: International, Kenya,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Amid rise in digital transactions, pandemic hits ATMs in Kenya
Nairobi, Dec 10 (IANS) The Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated the use of digital financial channels in Kenya, dealing a blow to automated teller machines (ATM), which have recorded a faster decline in the last eight months, a new data from the Central Bank showed.
2020-12-10
Category: International, Kenya,Health/Medicine,Politics
Despite Covid lockdowns, world heads to temperature rise: UN report
Nairobi, Dec 9 (IANS) A green pandemic recovery could cut upto 25 per cent off predicted 2030 greenhouse gas emissions and bring the world closer to meeting the two degree celsius goal of the Paris Agreement on climate change, said a new UN Environment Programme (UNEP) report on Wednesday.
2020-12-09
Category: International, Kenya,Environment/Wildlife
WHO launches initiative to combat COVID-19 misinformation in Africa
Nairobi, Dec 6 (IANS) The World Health Organization (WHO) and partners have announced the launch of a new alliance to guide action on misleading information about the COVID-19 pandemic in Africa.
2020-12-06
Category: International, Kenya,Health/Medicine
Chinese infra projects in Kenya are viable : Official
Nairobi, Dec 2 (IANS) Chinese infrastructure projects being undertaken in Kenya are viable because they will have a positive effect on the economy, a senior government official said.
2020-12-02
Category: International, Kenya,Politics
Kenya's tourism arrivals on rise despite Covid pandemic
Nairobi, Nov 26 (IANS) The number of international tourists arriving in Kenya through its two major airports in Nairobi and Mombasa is on the rise as global economies open up amid the Covid-19 pandemic, a statistical bureau said.
2020-11-26
Category: International, Kenya,Health/Medicine,Politics
Kenya's electricity demand rises amid COVID-19
Nairobi, Nov 25 (IANS) Kenya's electricity demand has expanded to 1,944 megawatts (MW) compared to 1,804 MW attained in February amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the state-owned electricity generator said.
2020-11-25
Category: International, Kenya,Business/Economy
13 African countries launch clinical trials for mild COVID-19 cases
Nairobi, Nov 25 (IANS) Thirteen African countries announced a collaborative venture with international research networks to implement clinical trials aimed at enhancing treatment of mild COVID-19 cases.
2020-11-25
Category: International, Kenya,Health/Medicine
EU, UN-led pact to report methane emissions
Nairobi, Nov 24 (IANS) In a move that will help tackle one of the biggest and most solvable contributors to the climate crisis, major players in the oil and gas industry have agreed to report methane emissions with a new, much higher level of transparency.
2020-11-24
Category: International, Kenya,National,Environment/Wildlife
Poor sanitation poses major health risks in African nations: Report
Nairobi, Nov 19 (IANS) Poor sanitation continues to pose major health, environmental and socio-economic risks in many African countries, a new research by the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) said on Thursday.
2020-11-19
Category: International, Kenya,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
UNEP calls for joint approaches to combat climate change
Nairobi, Nov 14 (IANS) The UN Environment Program (UNEP) has called for integrated approaches to help save nature and combat climate change.
2020-11-14
Category: International, Kenya,Environment/Wildlife
Kenya's exports to African countries hit pre-Covid level
Nairobi, Nov 12 (IANS) Kenya's exports to African countries have risen to reach pre-Covid-19 levels, with the pandemic seemingly giving the country's external trade a boost, the central bank said on Wednesday.
2020-11-12
Category: International, Kenya,Politics
Kenya mulls to co-produce films with China
Nairobi, Nov 11 (IANS) Kenya is planning to co-produce three films with China in order to boost the creative sector, a government official said.
2020-11-11
Category: International, Kenya,Politics
Reduce food loss or risk drop in food security: UN agencies
Nairobi, Sep 30 (IANS) At the global event marking the first International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste, the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and their partners urged everyone to do more to reduce food loss and waste or risk an even greater drop in food security and natural resources.
2020-09-30
Category: International, Kenya,Politics
Kenyan runner Patrick Siele slapped with ban for doping
Nairobi, Sep 25 (IANS) Kenyan long-distance runner Patrick Siele has been handed a ban of three years and six months by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) for doping.
2020-09-25
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Athletics
Kenya's counties to suspend services over lack of resources
Nairobi, Sep 16 (IANS) Services across Kenya's 44 counties will be paralyzed from Thursday for lack of resources to enable their operations.
2020-09-16
Category: International, Kenya,Health/Medicine,Politics
Kenya commits to new anti-doping programme of World Athletics
Nairobi, Sep 4 (IANS) Kenya is backing World Athletics' (WA) new testing programme targeting top road runners in marathon, half-marathon, and long distances.
2020-09-04
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Other Sports
WHO roots for equitable access to COVID-19 vaccine in Africa
Nairobi, Sep 4 (IANS) The World Health Organization (WHO) said that donors and industry should allocate sufficient resources to ensure that African countries have access to a safe and efficacious COVID-19 vaccine.
2020-09-04
Category: International, Kenya,Politics
UNEP calls for adopting sustainable food systems
Nairobi, Sep 2 (IANS) The UN Environment Program (UNEP) has called for the global adoption of sustainable food systems in a post Covid-19 pandemic world.
2020-09-02
Category: International, Kenya,Environment/Wildlife
44,000 people registered as missing in Africa amid Covid-19 curbs
Nairobi, Aug 27 (IANS) The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said it has registered nearly 44,000 people as missing in Africa with nearly half of them children, amid the restrictions imposed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
2020-08-27
Category: International, Kenya,Politics
44K people registered as missing in Africa: ICRC
Nairobi, Aug 26 (IANS) The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Wednesday that it has registered nearly 44,000 people as missing in Africa with nearly half of them being children.
2020-08-26
Category: International, Kenya,Health/Medicine,Politics
Eliud Kipchoge signed as Kenya's tourism ambassador
Nairobi, July 30 (IANS) The Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) has said that it has signed world marathon record holder and Olympic champion Eliud Kipchoge as magical Kenya destination ambassador.
2020-07-30
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Athletics
AIU bans Kipsang for four years for anti-doping violations
Nairobi, July 3 (IANS) Olympic bronze medal-winning distance runner Wilson Kipsang on Friday was banned for four years for anti-doping violations by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU).
2020-07-03
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Athletics
Kenya seek foreign coach to guide 7s rugby team to Olympics
Nairobi, July 3 (IANS) Kenya is searching for a rugby sevens team coach to take over from New Zealand's Paul Feeney, who stepped down in June.
2020-07-03
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Other Sports
Kenyan HC orders retrial for two rugby stars jailed for rape
Nairobi, July 1 (IANS) A Kenyan High Court has ordered a retrial of former international rugby players, Frank Wanyama and Alex Obara, who were convicted to serve 15 years each for gang rape.
2020-07-01
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Other Sports
Ex-Kenya football captain Otieno hospitalised with COVID-19
Nairobi, June 30 (IANS) Former Kenya football captain and its most-capped player Musa Otieno is recovering in a Nairobi hospital from COVID-19, in a development that has brought the effects of the global pandemic into sharp focus in the country.
2020-06-30
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Football
Kenyan marathon champion Kamworor sustains fracture in road accident
Nairobi, June 27 (IANS) Kenyan marathon world record holder Geoffrey Kamworor suffered injuries to his head and ankle after he was hit by a speeding motorcycle recently.
2020-06-27
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Athletics
China-Africa trade week to be held virtually late June
Nairobi, June 23 (IANS) This year's China-Africa trade week will be held virtually from June 29 to July 5 to help showcase the resilience of commercial ties despite COVID-19 related disruptions, the event organiser said.
2020-06-23
Category: International, Kenya,Politics
Kipruto intensifies training ahead of World Athletics Continental Tour series
Nairobi, June 18 (IANS) Olympic 3,000m steeplechase champion Conseslus Kipruto has returned to training to prepare for the Diamond League and Continental Tour series, which are due to start in August.
2020-06-18
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Athletics
Blood donation key to strengthening COVID-19 response: WHO
Nairobi, June 15 (IANS) Countries must invest in robust infrastructure and public awareness campaigns to boost donation of safe blood and strengthen the response to COVID-19 pandemic, a senior World Health Organization (WHO) official said on Sunday on the occasion of World Blood Donor Day.
2020-06-15
Category: International, Kenya,Health/Medicine
Kenya bridge collapse probe against Chinese company continues
Nairobi, June 7 (IANS) The investigation against a Chinese company into a collapsed bridge in Kenya ? spanning 100 metres and connecting Sigiri and Khainga villages ? continues even as President Uhuru Kenyatta seeks more foreign investments from China for infrastructural development.
2020-06-07
Category: International, Kenya,National
Cheruiyot, Kipchoge urge fans to remain hopeful amid COVID-19 crisis
Nairobi, April 26 (IANS) Olympic champions Eliud Kipchoge and Vivian Cheruiyot have urged their fans to remain hopeful even as the world battles the effect of coronavirus globally.
2020-04-26
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Athletics
Kipchoge urges athletes to continue training to avoid injury
Nairobi, April 11 (IANS) World marathon record holder Eliud Kipchoge says he has focused on strength training while in isolation to stay injury-free.
2020-04-11
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Athletics