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CEO of Merck Foundation launches “I CAN – Mentorship Program” across Africa, Asia and Latin America to help the young mentees reach their true potential

CEO of Merck Foundation (, the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany, Senator Dr. Rasha Kelej announced the beginning of a new mentoring program “I CAN – Mentorship Program” across Africa, Asia and Latin America as part of her personal contribution to empower women and youth in the global south. The program, which is open […]

Coronavirus – Kenya: COVID-19 Update (July 19, 2021)

New cases: 431 Sample size: 5,281 Positivity rate: 8.2% Recoveries: 595 Recorded Deaths: 8 Cumulative tests: 2,059,193 Total Confirmed cases: 193,189 Total Recoveries: 182,921 Cumulative Fatalities: 3,783 Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Ministry of Health, Kenya. Media filesDownload logo

Deal value increases in South Africa and Nigeria in the first half of this year

Baker McKenzie’s latest analysis of Refinitiv data shows that the value of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the first half 2021 (H1 2021) soared in South Africa, and that deal value also increased in Nigeria in the first six months of 2021, but Kenya experienced a slight decrease in both deal value and volume in […]

Shaping the future of food systems: thousands commit to dialogues amidst the COVID-19 pandemic

Download logo More than 130 governments are making food systems a top priority amid the pandemic and committing to an unprecedented programme of Dialogues in the run-up to the UN Food Systems Summit in September. The Dialogues, involving thousands of people around the world, are taking place as the impact of COVID-19 on food systems is laid […]

Coronavirus – Kenya: COVID-19 Update (July 16, 2021)

New Cases: 692 Sample Size: 6,883 Positivity Rate: 10.1% Recoveries: 123 Recorded Deaths: 8 Cumulative Tests: 2,043,355 Total Confirmed Cases: 191,712 Total Recoveries: 180,543 Cumulative Fatalities: 3,754 Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Ministry of Health, Kenya. Media filesDownload logo

Canon Brings its World Class Canon Professional Services Set Up at the World Rally Championship (WRC) Safari Rally 2021 in an Endeavour to Support Photojournalists

Aligning with the company’s persistent effort and endeavor to deliver best-in-class products, service and solutions, Canon EMEA ( extended its support to the World Rally Championship Safari Rally 2021 by rendering Canon Professional Services (CPS) at the event. Driven by total commitment to its customers, the company aimed at provisioning industry professionals and photojournalists at […]

Midwives bring portable ultrasound technology to remote communities in Kenya

In her four years at Sena Health Centre, midwife Goretti Adhiambo has seen too many lives lost to complications in pregnancy and childbirth. “We provide all the basic maternal health services at the health centre including antenatal care, but complicated cases have to be referred to the mainland hospital for specialized care,” she explained.  Her […]

African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI) Steps in to Provide Liquidity Cover for the 60 MW JCM Salima Solar PV – The Second Project in Malawi to Benefit from the Regional Liquidity Support Facility (RLSF)

ATI (, through RLSF, has supported the 60 MW Salima Solar PV plant in Malawi; this is the second project in the country to benefit from RLSF; the first project being Phase 1 of the Nkhotakota Solar Power Plant, with an initial installed capacity of 21 MW; with project construction almost finalized, Salima Solar will […]

GM cassava promises higher yields and profits for Kenyan farmers

Cassava farmers in Kenya are set to reap more yields and earn higher profits from their crops as the East African country prepares for the rollout of a genetically modified (GM) cassava variety that can fight off two of the most devastating diseases affecting the crop in the region. The government’s approval in June for […]

Coronavirus – Kenya: COVID-19 Update (July 14, 2021)

New Cases: 480 Sample Size: 5,120 Positivity Rate: 9.4% Recoveries: 148 Recorded Deaths: 5 Cumulative Tests: 2,028,927 Total Confirmed Cases: 190,183 Total Recoveries: 180,080 Cumulative Fatalities: 3,737 Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Ministry of Health, Kenya. Media filesDownload logo

Rugby World Cup Repechage Qualifier Date Confirmed for Kenya vs Colombia

Kenya will play Colombia in their rescheduled Rugby World Cup repechage qualifier on 25 August 2021 at the Nyayo National Stadium in Nairobi. This fixture was originally set for Saturday 18 April 2020 before being postponed in support of the Kenyan Government’s precautionary measures to protect public health against the COVID-19 pandemic which ravaged local […]

Coronavirus – Kenya: Update on COVID-19 in the Country and Response Measures, as at July 13, 2021

Download logo Today 761 people have tested positive for the disease, from a sample size of 5,794 tested in the last 24 hours. The positivity rate is now 13.1%. From the cases 727 are Kenyans while 34 are foreigners. 381 are females and 380 males. The youngest is a siz-month old infant while the oldest […]

Rugby Africa Cup Men’s Weekend Game Sees Kenya win over Zambia

The Kenya Simbas bounced back to winning ways on Sunday evening with a massive 45-8 win over visiting Zambia. The game was the climax of what has been a busy three weeks of international rugby at the Nyayo National Stadium. Man of the match Jone Kubu put on another clinic as he scored 18 points […]

Audiomack Activates (AMP Global) Audiomack Monetization Program Across the Globe

Preeminent artist-first music streaming platform, Audiomack ( continues to level the playing field for independent artists by making its direct monetization program, The Audiomack Monetization Program (AMP), available worldwide on four continents. It is now open in Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Mexico (LATAM), India (South Asia), Trinidad & Tobago, Haiti, and Europe. Due to the power […]

Rugby Africa Cup Women’s Game Sees Madagascar complete the double over Kenya Lionesses

Madagascar made it two wins out of two in the Rugby Africa Women’s Cup as they beat hosts Kenya Lionesses 10-0 in a game played at the Nyayo National Stadium on Sunday 11 July. The Lady Makis were quick off the blocks as they looked to do a double over the Kenya Lionesses, talismanic captain […]

SEACOM launches SD-WAN services in Kenya to enable digital transformation

Leading pan-African ICT service provider SEACOM ( is expanding to bring its software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN) services to Kenyan businesses, offering reduced connectivity costs, increased security, agility, and local support to customers. SEACOM’s experience with ICT infrastructure in Africa is extensive; the company launched Africa’s first broadband submarine cable system in 2009 and provides […]

Ada Animation secures pre-seed funding from VC firm Platform Capital’s technology vehicle Unicorn Group

The move is set to open up exciting animation opportunities and grow Ada Animation ( across Africa; Unicorn Group appoints Dr. Akindele to join the board. Ada Animation, an entertainment Tech company under the Ada Labs Africa group of ventures, today announced its pre seed capital raise from Nigerian venture capital firm Platform Capital through […]

Coronavirus – Kenya: COVID-19 Update (8 July 2021)

566 people have tested positive for the disease, from a sample size of 5,344 tested in the last 24 hours. The positivity rate stands at 10.6%. From the cases, 546 are Kenyans while 20 are foreigners. Total confirmed positive cases are now 187,525 with cumulative tests so far conducted standing at 2,001,786. Nairobi has recorded […]

The ongoing Rugby Africa Cup sees Senegal finishing top of Pool B

Senegal made it two wins out of two to finish top of Pool B with a 20-5 victory over Zambia in the ongoing Rugby Africa Cup played at the Nyayo National Stadium in Nairobi on Wednesday 7 July 2021. The result saw Senegal qualify for the 2022 Rugby Africa Cup which will also act as the […]

Affordable housing opportunities in Kenya buoyed by government spend and developer incentives

Buoyed by significant government investment in the 2021-22 national budget, combined with attractive incentives for private developers, the affordable housing sector in Kenya is well set to provide attractive opportunities to investors. This is according to Vivian Ombwayo, Director of Research and Valuation at Broll Kenya ( Download report: Broll – Affordable Housing Snapshot Report ( […]