Speaking at a press conference on 22 September, CA chairman Ngene Gituku said there is not sufficient evidence to block the Bank from issuing its ultra-thin SIM, despite Safaricom’s efforts to stop it from reaching the market due to security concerns. Gituku said that the Authority intends these services is to encourage innovation in the [...]

The Red Cross said on Monday that Sudan had ended a ban on its aid operations, imposed by the government in February. In a statement, the International Committee of the Red Cross said Khartoum had opted to lift the suspension even though discussions on the issue had not yet wrapped up. “The lifting of the [...]

Kenya’s Transport Secretary Michael Kamau (right) and Ethiopia’s Director of Medical Services Addis Woldemariam attend the regional Ebola conference in Nairobi, capital of Kenya, Sept. 17, 2014. Ministers of health, transport and immigration from five eastern African countries on Wednesday vowed to strengthen measures that would prevent spread of Ebola virus in the region. The [...]

President Uhuru Kenyatta today met U.S -based Senegalese Music Superstar Akon, who affirmed his commitment to assist in lighting up Kibera and other selected parts of rural Kenya as part of a major transformational plan for the slum, spearheaded by various Government ministries. Speaking during the meeting at State House, Nairobi, Akon said the initiative [...]

President Uhuru Kenyatta has welcomed the rising wave of British investment in Kenya and urged British and Kenyan investors to forge a mutually beneficial relationship. Speaking at State House Nairobi after a UK delegation pledged their firms will invest Sh50 billion in the country, President Uhuru said the increasing British investment vindicated Kenya’s position as [...]

Ethiopian Airlines, the largest airline in Africa, has won the Passenger Choice Awards for “Best Airline in Africa” for the second time in a row at the APEX 2014 EXPO held between 15 and 18 September 2014 in the Anaheim Convention Centre in California. The Passenger Choice Awards were created by the US based Airline [...]

At least three people were killed Wednesday when a mosque collapsed in the coastal town of Lamu. Lamu County Commissioner Miiri Njenga said several worshipers were injured and other trapped when the mosque collapsed. Miiri told Xinhua on phone that a rescue team comprising Kenya Navy, police and Red Cross has been dispatched to conduct [...]

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