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Pipit Global Partners with Cellulant to Power Low-Cost Remittances in Africa

According to reports by the BBC, about 8 million Africans live abroad. That number is projected to reach 15 Million by 2025. For most African’s living abroad, sending money back home to your family can be very expensive. In the UK, the average cost to send cash abroad is 9.5%, so for example, if you […]

The Green Climate Fund approves $170.9m in co-financing for African Development Bank’s Leveraging Energy Access Finance Framework (LEAF) program

Download logo The Board of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) (www.GreenClimate.Fund) has approved $170.9 million in financing for the African Development Bank’s (www.AfDB.org) Leveraging Energy Access Finance Framework (LEAF) program. LEAF aims to unlock commercial and local-currency financing for decentralized renewable energy (DRE)  projects in six program countries: Ghana, Guinea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria and Tunisia. The […]

Coronavirus – Kenya: COVID-19 Update (05 July 2021)

New Cases: 185 Sample Size: 2,047 Positivity Rate: 9.0% Recoveries: 1,186 Recorded Deaths: 15 Cumulative Tests: 1,983,998 Total Confirmed Cases: 186,053 Total Recoveries: 128,811 Cumulative Fatalities: 3,690 Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Ministry of Health, Kenya. Media filesDownload logo

U.S-Africa Energy Forum Confirms Seven African Ministers; Kicks off with Networking Event and Online Seminar Next Week

The U.S.-Africa Energy Forum 2021 (October 4-5, Houston) will connect American investors with African investment opportunities across the energy value chain; An in-person networking event will be held in Washington D.C. on July 12, 2021, leading up to the main summit and gala dinner in October. A limited number of tickets are available for purchase […]

U20 Barthes Trophy: Matoka, Salotra shine bright in Nairobi

The U20 Barthes Trophy kicked off in Nairobi on Saturday 26 June 2021 with a clash between hosts Kenya and Senegal who were third place finishers the last time the competition was held in 2019. When the action got underway at Nairobi’s Nyayo National Stadium, it was Kenyan winger Andrew Matoka who got the scoring […]

Coronavirus – Kenya: COVID-19 update (4 July 2021)

277 people have tested positive, from a sample size of 3,796 tested in the last 24 hours. Total confirmed positive cases are now 185,868 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 1,981,951. County distribution; Nairobi 64, Mombasa 31, Nandi 27, Siaya 22, Nakuru 21, Busia 17, Uasin Gishu 16, Homa Bay 10, Kericho 9, Kisumu […]

Senegal stun Kenya in Rugby Africa Cup opener

Kenya started their 2021 Rugby Africa Cup campaign with a shock 20-19 defeat to Senegal at the Nyayo National Stadium on Saturday 3 July 2021.  Senegal center Georges Mendy barged over at the death, Saibo Sakho converting to the 54th ranked West Africans a famous win over their more illustrious opponents, Kenya who were ranked […]

Towards a circular economy for plastics, where it does not become waste

Plastic, plastic, plastic everywhere! Not a place you can turn to without being greeted by the sight of plastic. Plastic is a doubled edged sword. It is very much a part of our lives, being a packaging material for many of the products we consume and also being a primary or secondary raw material for […]

Kenya names seven debutantes for Senegal clash

Brothers, Daniel Sikuta and Stephen Sakari start in the back-row as Kenya take on Senegal in Rugby Africa Cup Pool B action at 1300GMT at the Nyayo National Stadium on Saturday 3 July 2021. There is also a start for Kabras Sugar utility back Jone Kubu, the Fijian born Kenyan who headlines a list of […]

Coronavirus – Kenya: COVID-19 update (1 July 2021)

376 people have tested positive, from a sample size of 3,831 tested in the last 24 hours. The positivity rate is now 9.8%.  Total confirmed positive cases are now 184,537 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 1,963,532. New COVID-19 cases by County; Nairobi 174, Uasin Gishu 37, Mombasa 27, Busia 24, Kisumu 24, Siaya 19, […]

Climate activists oppose oil exploration, call for a Fossil Free Virunga in new film

Climate activists in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have expressed strong opposition to plans for oil exploration in the Virunga National Park. In a short film dubbed ‘Fossil Free Virunga’, that was released by 350Africa.org worldwide today, the activists raised concerns with the environmental impacts, as well as the impact to local communities’ livelihoods. […]

Kenya Nutritionists and Dieticians Institute (KNDI) unveils consumer study report on Royco Mchuzi Mix (Beef), endorses product as safe

The Kenya Nutritionists and Dieticians Institute (KNDI) has released a landmark consumer study report on Royco Mchuzi Mix (beef) brand, revealing that the product is safe and the ingredients in the mix have scientifically proven health benefits as spices and herbs. KNDI, in collaboration with Unilever Company, engaged in a self-regulation study of Royco Mchuzi […]

Coronavirus – Kenya: COVID-19 update (29 June 2021)

New Cases: 719 Sample Size: 7,608 Positivity Rate: 9.5% Recoveries: 800 Recorded Deaths: 9 Cumulative Tests: 1,953,344 Total Confirmed Cases: 183,603 Total Recoveries: 125,388 Cumulative Fatalities: 3,621 Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Ministry of Health, Kenya. Media filesDownload logo

Kenya Secures $130 Million for COVID-19 Vaccines

Download logo The World Bank Board of Executive Directors has approved $130 million additional financing for the Kenya COVID-19 Health Emergency Response Project to facilitate affordable and equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines for Kenyans. This additional financing will enable Kenya to procure more vaccines via the African Vaccine Acquisition Task Team (AVATT) initiative and the COVID-19 Vaccines […]

Acceleration of Digitization of Payments For Businesses Promises a More Connected Africa

Cellulant (www.Cellulant.io), a leading Pan-African payments company,  unveils its new brand identity and affirms its commitment to partner with global, regional and local businesses to accelerate Payments’ digitisation across Africa. Over the last couple of years, Cellulant has evolved to become more than just a business but an idea and belief that Africa should build […]

Coronavirus – Kenya: COVID-19 Update (26 June 2021)

New Cases: 508 Sample Size: 6,664 Positivity Rate: 7.6% Recoveries: 539 Recorded Deaths: 18 Cumulative Tests: 1,940,066 Total Confirmed Cases: 182,393 Total Recoveries: 124,392 Cumulative Fatalities: 3,574 Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Ministry of Health, Kenya. Media filesDownload logo

Almost four million children set to receive measles rubella vaccine

An urgent measles and rubella (MR) vaccination campaign was launched today in Kajiado County by the Government of Kenya, with support of World Health Organization, WHO, UNICEF, Gavi the Vaccine Alliance, and US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The campaign, which will be conducted from 26 June to 5 July, aims to vaccinate 3.9 million children […]

Coronavirus – Kenya: COVID-19 Update (25 June 2021)

New Cases: 646 Sample Size: 6,429 Positivity Rate: 10.1% Recoveries: 391 Recorded Deaths: 18 Cumulative Tests: 1,933,402 Total Confirmed Cases: 181,885 Total Recoveries: 123,853 Cumulative Fatalities: 3,556 Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Ministry of Health, Kenya. Media filesDownload logo

Coronavirus – Kenya: COVID-19 Vaccination (24 June 2021)

A total of 1,220,151 vaccines have so far been administered across the country. Of these, total first doses are 998,073 while second doses are 222,442. The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose is at 22.3% with the majority being males at 56% while females are at 44%. Proportion of […]