SADR: Kenya, Algeria Demand UN Envoy

SADR: Kenya, Algeria Demand UN Envoy

NAIROBI, 22 January 2021 – Algeria and Kenya have called on the United Nations to appoint a special envoy to help deescalate tensions in the Western Sahara. An envoy would advance consultations and preparations for a UN-mandated referendum, said in a joint statement,...
Kenya-Tanzania-Uganda: Taxing Digital

Kenya-Tanzania-Uganda: Taxing Digital

NAIROBI, 21 January 2021 – Kenya has joined its neighbors Uganda and Tanzania in taxing digital transactions under a Ditigal Service Tax which came into effect on New Year Day. Kenya now charges a 1.5 percent tax on gross income derived from all services on the...
Kenya: 24 million COVID Vaccine Doses

Kenya: 24 million COVID Vaccine Doses

NAIROBI, 20 January 2021 – Kenya’s health ministry says it has ordered and expects to receive 24 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine next month. The supply would be coming from Astrazeneca and Oxford University, according to Kenya’s health minister, Mutah Kagwe, who...
Kenya: Pursuing Free Trade Deal with USA

Kenya: Pursuing Free Trade Deal with USA

NAIROBI, 20 January 2021 – Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta says he will continue work to seal a new trade deal with the United States. The agreement, if successfully concluded, would be the first to be reached between the United States and a single sub-Saharan...
Somalia-Kenya-Somaliland: Djibouti Mediating

Somalia-Kenya-Somaliland: Djibouti Mediating

MOGADISHU, 19 January 2021 – Djibouti has ramped up mediation in the diplomatic row between Kenya and Somalia, officials in the capital, Djibouti City, confirmed Tuesday. The Djiboutian diplomatic and military delegation completed a fact-finding mission to Kenya and...
Africa: Horn in the Eye of Desert Locusts

Africa: Horn in the Eye of Desert Locusts

ROME, 13 January 2021 – Another swarm of desert locusts is headed in the direction of Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia and Tanzania, the Food and Agriculture Orgaization (FAO) warned Wednesday. The FAO urged governments in the sub-region to do more to control and...
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