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Moderna To Build Its First African mRNA Vaccine Manufacturing Facility

 Moderna has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Kenyan government for its first mRNA vaccine manufacturing facility in Africa. The novel mRNA process uses the genetic code for the spike protein of the coronavirus and is thought to trigger a better immune response than traditional vaccines. Scientists hope the technology, which is easier […]Read More

Food Security: Kenya To Receive Agriculture Loan From World Bank

Kenya is currently in talks with the World Bank for a $200 million loan for various agricultural development projects to improve food security in the country. The loan would benefit various stakeholders in Kenya’s agriculture value chains.Note that the World Bank is already supporting many other projects in the East African country’s agriculture sector valued […]Read More

Kenya Lifts COVID Curfew As Infections Ease

President Uhuru Kenyatta has announced the immediate lifting of a nationwide dusk-to-dawn curfew in force since March 2020 following spiking covid-19 infection rates. The East African nation, which has a population of 54 million, has reported 252,199 cases of COVID-19 and 5,233 deaths but vaccination rates remain low, with only 4.6 percent of the adult […]Read More

Africa: Nigeria Leads Mobile App Downloads

Reports by Appsflyer and Google have published that Nigeria is leading the growth of Africa’s Mobile app installs with a 43% rise between Q1 2020 and Q1 2021. South Africa’s market increased by 37% and Kenya increased by  29%. Africa is one of the fastest-growing regions in the app market. With a young and mobile-savvy […]Read More

Kenya Bans Flights From India Over Covid Surge

The Kenyan government has temporarily suspended all flight to and from India as a deadly coronavirus variant ravages the Asian nation.  Kenya’s 14 days flight ban begins at midnight Saturday, May 1, giving a three-day grace period that allows those wishing to return to the country. Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said the Covid-19 response […]Read More

Covid-19: Kenya Added To UK’s Travel Ban List

The UK government has announced more countries would be added to its travel ban list due to concerns over new Covid-19 variants. International travels to or from Kenya, Bangladesh, Pakistan and the Philippines would be banned starting April 9. On Friday, the Department for Transport said the number of countries on its “red list” will […]Read More