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Britain's New Sec of State for International Development Visits Kenya

The Rt. Hon Penny Mordaunt, Britain's Secretary of State for International Development, just wrapped up a visit to Kenya from January 19-20, to discuss greater UK-Kenya cooperation on economic growth and investment. It was considered timely in view of ongoing discussions regarindg

WHO Director General Makes First Visit to Kenya

Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreysus, the Director General of the Geneva-based World Health Organization, just completed his first official visit to Kenya. His focus was on a variety of health and policy issues and the environment.

Study Finds Kenya's Non-Communicable Disease Interventions May Be Too Costly

In 2015, Kenya established a non-communicable disease division (NCD) within its Ministry of Health, and launched a five-year national NCD Strategy with the goal of finding approaches to reduce the mortality caused by NTDs. Based on a new study, unfortunately the cost of such approaches may be out of the reach for most patients.

Savings and Credit Co-Operatives from Kenya Visit Minnesota's SPIRE

SPIRE, a full-service financial institution operating in Wisconsin and Minnesota, recently hosted 12 Kenyan credit unions, where they are known as the Savings and Credit Co-operatives, or SACCOs. The goal was to help share operating practice ideas with the visiting organizations.

Bombardier to Build 2 New Q400 Turboprops for Kenya's Jambojet

Bombardier, a Montreal-based manufacturer of aircraft and railway systems, announced that its Bombardier Commercial Aircraft division signed a firm purchase agreement for two new Q400 turboprops with Nordic Aviation Capital of Denmark. These will be leased to Nairbi, Kenya, based Jambojet Ltd.

5 African Economies Show High Promise for Belt and Road Investments

According to a new report by Baker McKenzie and Silk Road Associates, China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is increasing BRI-related projects with up to US $350 billion over the next five years. Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Djibouti and Egypt are among the major African economies which may benefit from this substantial investment.

Climate-Smart Agricultural Innovation Key to Kenya Hunger Crisis

Kenya continues to reel as the worst drought in the last 20 years continues. Over 3.4 million people in the country are without adequate food there as well and getting worse, as climate change and natural resource depletion are set to pose even greater risks in the long term.

Nairobi Hosts TechCrunch Startup Battlefield Africa

TechCrunch's Startup Battlefield Africa took place this past week, bringing 12 technology startups together to compete for a US $25,000 prize. Lori Systems of Nairobi, a platform supporting logistics and cargo management for African businesses, was named the overall winner.

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