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  • Alphabet's Loon launches balloon internet service in Kenya Jul 09, 2020 06:50 PM IST

    Alphabet's Loon launches balloon internet service in Kenya

    "Kenya is the first country... to have base stations high up in the sky. Now we will be able to cover the whole country in a very short span of time," said Information Minister Joe Mucheru after launching the service.

  • Spray it, don't say it: Kenya graffiti artists spread health message Apr 24, 2020 08:20 PM IST

    Spray it, don't say it: Kenya graffiti artists spread health message

    In a densely crowded settlement where social distancing and working from home are a pipe dream for most, the campaign is designed to teach people tangible ways in which they can protect themselves and their community from the coronavirus.

  • The cost of lockdowns in emerging markets Apr 24, 2020 07:34 PM IST

    The cost of lockdowns in emerging markets

    Data from the International Labour Office shows at least 20 percent of workers across nearly all emerging markets are in informal labour. In Sub-Saharan Africa, this rises to more than 90 percent.

  • Kenya's speciality coffee growers hit as lockdowns close global coffee shops Apr 09, 2020 05:15 PM IST

    Kenya's speciality coffee growers hit as lockdowns close global coffee shops

    Half of Kanampiu's sales have disappeared as customers in China and the United States have cancelled orders from his company Eagle Crown Coffee since the pandemic hit.

  • Poachers kill 2 rare white giraffes in Kenya's sanctuary Mar 11, 2020 07:16 PM IST

    Poachers kill 2 rare white giraffes in Kenya's sanctuary

    While the Kenyan Wildlife Service is investigating the case, the incident brings to fore the larger challenge wildlife conservationists face from poachers

  • Rushing downstairs at end of school, 14 Kenyan children killed in stampede Feb 04, 2020 05:05 PM IST

    Rushing downstairs at end of school, 14 Kenyan children killed in stampede

    At least 39 more pupils were badly hurt in the incident at the Kakamega Primary School, the Daily Nation newspaper said, citing Western Region Police Commander Peris Kimani.

  • From poo to food: Kenyan toilet waste key for new animal feed Jun 18, 2019 10:32 PM IST

    From poo to food: Kenyan toilet waste key for new animal feed

    As the world looks to feed 10 billion mouths by 2050, businesses harvesting insects -- either for human consumption or as animal feed -- are growing.

  • Gunshots heard in hotel and office complex in Kenyan capital Jan 15, 2019 08:10 PM IST

    Gunshots heard in hotel and office complex in Kenyan capital

    "I just started hearing gunshots, and then started seeing people running away raising their hands up and some were entering the bank to hide for their lives," a woman working in a neighbouring building said. She also heard two explosions, she said.

  • India to explore avenues to boost exports to Kenya Aug 23, 2018 06:35 PM IST

    India to explore avenues to boost exports to Kenya

    India is the second largest investor in Kenya according to KenInvest. The bilateral trade was valued at USD 2.05 billion in 2017-18.

  • The world's 10 most giving countries - link between wealth and generosity is questionable Mar 07, 2018 01:54 PM IST

    The world's 10 most giving countries - link between wealth and generosity is questionable

    UK-based Charities Aid Foundation ranked countries based on their generosity in 2016. Their World Giving Index scored countries on three yardsticks - the amount of money donated, participation in volunteering, and helping a stranger.

  • Kenyan TV stations to remain shut after covering opposition`inauguration' Jan 31, 2018 07:55 PM IST

    Kenyan TV stations to remain shut after covering opposition`inauguration'

    Independently owned Citizen TV and Radio, KTN and NTV were switched off on Tuesday after they transmitted live coverage of an opposition ceremony to "swear in" Odinga into office.

  • 3 Indian,7 Nepalese girls held captive in Kenya rescued: Sushma Swaraj Jan 04, 2018 10:32 AM IST

    3 Indian,7 Nepalese girls held captive in Kenya rescued: Sushma Swaraj

    In a series of tweets, Swaraj said, "We have rescued three Indian girls from Kenya. The girls were victims of an organised crime syndicate that indulged in trafficking of girls. Seven Nepalese girls were also rescued. Their Passports and phones were taken and they were held captive in Mombasa."

  • Gunmen attack Kenyan school, killing six children: officials Oct 14, 2017 08:25 PM IST

    Gunmen attack Kenyan school, killing six children: officials

    The region also borders war-torn South Sudan, and arms smuggling is common, with Kenyan police having little control over weaponry crossing the border

  • Turkish Airlines plane makes emergency landing in Kenya after bird strike Oct 13, 2017 11:03 AM IST

    Turkish Airlines plane makes emergency landing in Kenya after bird strike

    Flight TK 673 was leaving Kenya's coastal city of Mombasa for Istanbul when the bird strike happened at around 4 a.m. The plane circled around Mombasa for an hour to empty its fuel tank before it landed.

  • Ikea Foundation announces $16.8 mn grant for Indian, Kenya Jun 21, 2017 03:39 PM IST

    Ikea Foundation announces $16.8 mn grant for Indian, Kenya

    The Ikea Foundation and CHAI today announced two new four year grants to continue work for reducing child mortality and access to lifesaving treatment for diarrhoea and pneumonia, said a joint statement.

  • Drop in India, Kenya tea output brews price rises May 29, 2017 03:31 PM IST

    Drop in India, Kenya tea output brews price rises

    Output in top tea shipper Kenya dropped by over a third from a year ago in the first quarter after drought ravaged parts of the country, while production was down over 16 percent during that period in India, the world's biggest black tea producer.

  • Meghwal to highlight devolution system at conference in Kenya Mar 06, 2017 04:10 PM IST

    Meghwal to highlight devolution system at conference in Kenya

    Meghwal has been asked by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to represent India at the conference, an official statement today said.

  • Kenya woos Indian investors to explore 'enormous' Africa markets Jan 12, 2017 12:52 PM IST

    Kenya woos Indian investors to explore 'enormous' Africa markets

    Addressing a business gathering here, the Kenyan President said the country seeks to sign an agreement with the Indian government "confirming and securing a place for Kenyan pulses in the Indian market for a number of years".

  • India announces $100 million Line of Credit to Kenya Jan 11, 2017 04:30 PM IST

    India announces $100 million Line of Credit to Kenya

    Asserting that challenges in the maritime domain are a shared concern, Modi said the two sides will also explore opportunities in blue economy.

  • FY17 tea exports to be lower than last fiscal: Mcleod Russel Jan 09, 2017 01:42 PM IST

    FY17 tea exports to be lower than last fiscal: Mcleod Russel

    Tea prices are expected to be higher in the new season, said Kamal Baheti, CFO of Mcleod Russel. Increased prices will benefit the overseas operations most.

  • Cabinet gives nod to signing of agri pact with Portugal, Kenya Jan 04, 2017 04:08 PM IST

    Cabinet gives nod to signing of agri pact with Portugal, Kenya

    The proposed memorandum of understanding (MoU) was approved in the Cabinet meeting headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

  • Bliss GVS Pharma wins contract of $ 111.40mn; shares up 5% Nov 22, 2016 01:04 PM IST

    Bliss GVS Pharma wins contract of $ 111.40mn; shares up 5%

    Bliss GVS Healthcare, a subsidiary of company, has won a 3 year contract worth USD 111.40 million from Aon Kenya Insurance Brokers for provision of medical healthcare services in Kenya.

  • Jet Airways expands codeshare pact with Kenya Airways Nov 15, 2016 04:32 PM IST

    Jet Airways expands codeshare pact with Kenya Airways

    As part of the enhanced pact between the two international carriers, Kenya Airways will place its flight code (KQ) on Jet Airways' seven daily flights between Mumbai and New Delhi, five daily flights from Mumbai to Ahmedabad and five daily flights between Mumbai and Hyderabad for travel into India, the release said.

  • Play “The big Five game” on your next African safari Oct 13, 2016 05:18 PM IST

    Play “The big Five game” on your next African safari

    Visitors to these game reserves are almost guaranteed to see a bounty of animals from predators like cheetahs to grass eaters including zebra, gazelle, and giraffes. However, what visitors to these parks are most encouraged to look out for are ‘The Big Five‘ of African safaris; the lion, the rhino, the leopard, the elephant and the buffalo.

  • IKEA gives euro 5 mn grant for welfare of poor in India, Kenya Sep 23, 2016 09:36 AM IST

    IKEA gives euro 5 mn grant for welfare of poor in India, Kenya

    The grant of 5.3 million euros from the IKEA Foundation will help poor families in India and Kenya to improve homes through access to small loans and affordable, eco-friendly building materials and services, a statement said.

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