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
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Power Africa, a major initiative from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) aimed at doubling electricity access in sub-Saharan Africa, just announced its new Guide to Community Engagement for Power Projects in Kenya.
Ringier Africa Digital Publishing (RADP), part of Ringier of Switzerland and a major publisher of media and classifieds in Sub-Saharan Africa, just entered into a digital content license agreement with The New York Times News Service and Syndicate, the licensing and syndicate division of The New York Times.
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.
Kenya Airways just announced the first ever direct non-stop flight connecting East Africa and the United States.
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.
The UK-based Clinigen Group plc, a global pharmaceutical and services company, has reached agreement with Eisai Europe Ltd., the European branch of Japan-based Eisai, for marketing rights to Halaven® (eribulin), Fycompa® (perampanel) and Lenvima® (lenvatinib) into 10 African countries.
Land LayBy Holdings of Kenya has set 2018 as the year it will be incorporating blockchain technology into the African real estate sector.
Asticom Kenya Ltd. has received a grant of US $995,000 from the Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA), to build a 10 megawatt (MW) grid-connected waste-to-energy (WTE) plant.
The last Global Cross-Border Index from consultancy Baker McKenzie and their group in Johannesburg showed Capital raised by domestic IPOs from African issuers went up again, for the second year in a row.
Africa's continued political uncertainty as multiple forms of transitions proceed is among the top risks for businesses in Southern Africa as 2018 looms ahead.
December 12 was the date of two important anniversaries. It marked Kenya's 54th year of independence from colonial rule. It also, and not coincidentally, was Universal Health Coverage Day, the anniversary of the first unanimous United Nations resolution calling for countries to provide affordable, quality health care to every person, everywhere.
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.
The practice of breast-flattening in order to minimize the risk of violence affects some 3.8 million women worldwide, including in 9 African countries. A massive educational campaign is underway to bring a stop to the extremely dangerous practice.
The 2016/2017 academic year was a banner year for international students attending United States' institutions of higher education. African enrollment in the U.S. hit an all-time high value of 37,735 for the year, after a 7 percent increase over the previous year.
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.
The Development Innovation Ventures (DIV) program, operated by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), just announced 18 new grantees. These grantees come from Brazil, India, Kenya, Uganda, Malawi, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, and Zambia.
According to a new study led by a Johns Hopkins University scientist, the conditions in the high-population-concentration urban settlements in Africa will make the effects of climate change far worse.
Approximately 40 percent of children in Sub-Saharan Africa under the age of five suffer from stunted growth as a result of massive undernutrition.
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.
After a last-minute petition to the country’s Supreme Court to stop it failed, the rescheduled election in Kenya is finally going to happen today.
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.
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.
The World Health Organization is moving quickly on planning for the Malaria Vaccine Implementation Programme (MVPI) in Kenya, which is currently planned to begin in 2018.
The U.S. Department of State announced it will be expanding office and parking space facilities at its Nairobi and Kampala embassies in the near future.