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George Obulutsa

WHO aiming for 20% of Africa to get initial COVID jabs from access plan

03 Sep 2020

NAIROBI The World Health Organization wants to secure an initial 230 million doses of any COVID-19 vaccine for Africa, officials said Thursday, while emphasising that any vaccine in development should also be tested on the continent. | Video

UPDATE 2-Kenya Airways losses deepen, expects more challenges ahead

28 Aug 2020

NAIROBI, Aug 28 Kenya Airways expects its full-year 2020 revenues to drop by between 60 billion shillings ($555.30 million) and 70 billion shillings, higher than its previous estimate, its chief executive said on Friday.

Kenya extends coronavirus curfew as cases rise outside capital

26 Aug 2020

NAIROBI Kenya's president extended a nationwide curfew for another 30 days on Wednesday, saying coronavirus cases were rising in areas outside the capital.

Doctors strike in Nairobi over pay, lack of COVID protection

21 Aug 2020

NAIROBI Doctors in most public hospitals in Kenya's capital went on strike on Friday to protest against delayed salaries and a lack of protective equipment when handling patients who may have COVID-19. | Video

CORRECTED-Doctors strike in Nairobi over pay, lack of COVID protection

21 Aug 2020

NAIROBI, Aug 21 Doctors in most public hospitals in Kenya's capital went on strike on Friday to protest against delayed salaries and a lack of protective equipment when handling patients who may have COVID-19.

Africa beginning to 'bend the curve' of coronavirus: Africa CDC

20 Aug 2020

KAMPALA/NAIROBI Africa is beginning to slowly "bend the curve" of COVID-19 infections as measures like mask-wearing and social distancing slow down the spread of the pandemic on the continent, the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday. | Video

Africa beginning to 'bend the curve' of coronavirus - Africa CDC

20 Aug 2020

KAMPALA/NAIROBI Africa is beginning to slowly "bend the curve" of COVID-19 infections as measures like mask-wearing and social distancing slow down the spread of the pandemic on the continent, the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday. | Video

Mauritius to scuttle oil-spill tanker, Japanese owner apologises

19 Aug 2020

NAIROBI Mauritius said on Wednesday it planned to scuttle the Japanese-owned bulk carrier that ran aground off its shores and spilled oil over pristine waters and fragile coral reefs.

Dozens of Kenyan doctors strike over lack of PPE, delayed pay

18 Aug 2020

NAIROBI Dozens of doctors in at least two of Kenya's 47 counties have gone on strike over delayed salaries, inadequate personal protective equipment (PPE) for handling COVID-19 patients and lack of medical insurance, a union official told Reuters.

Kenya's KCB Group sees quarter of its loans restructured by year-end - CEO

13 Aug 2020

NAIROBI, Aug 13 KCB Group, Kenya's biggest bank by assets, expects the proportion of loans it will restructure due to effects of the novel coronavirus to hit 25% of its total loans by December, its chief executive officer said on Thursday.

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