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President Uhuru Kenyatta on Saturday encouraged tourists to return to Kenya, saying the country was safe and open for business even with coronavirus cases having tripled in the past month.
Kenya's coronavirus cases continued to increase sharply on Sunday with the Health ministry's announcement of 690 more infections.Of the 690 new cases, Nairobi accounted for 535, Kiambu 56, Kajiado 28, Nyeri 24, Busia nine, Machakos seven, Nakuru and Kisumu six each, and Embu and Garissa four each.
Tanzania has banned Kenya Airways from flying into the country until further notice.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) approved $171.9 million of funding to Madagascar, it said on Thursday, bringing the total COVID-19 emergency support to the country to $337.9 million.
Kenya’s central bank governor said on Thursday that policymakers still have “plenty of firepower” to combat impact of the coronavirus crisis on the economy.
With the number of Covid-19 deaths reaching 285 on Monday, the country looked to retired intensive care health workers for the support of those in need of round-the-clock medical attention.
The Health ministry on Monday placed Kenya's Covid-19 caseload at 17,975, saying 440 more people had tested positive for the disease.
President Uhuru Kenyatta addressed the nation on Covid-19 containment measures on Monday, reiterating the need for seriousness as the country's infections spike.
This raised the total number of confirmed cases in Kenya to 12,268 and the total number of samples tested since March 13, when the country's first Covid-19 cases was confirmed, to 266,102.
Health Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) Rashid Aman also reported four more deaths, raising the toll to 238. He rectified an earlier report about 19 deaths in a single day, which would have been the highest number ever recorded in Kenya.
Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja spent the night in a police cell after he was arrested for violating night time curfew imposed to fight the spread of Covid-19.
African countries urgently need to scale up coronavirus testing and the use of face masks, a regional disease control body said on Thursday, as the epidemic gains traction across the continent with confirmed cases topping half a million.
When the new coronavirus hit Tanzania in mid-April, President John Magufuli called for three days of national prayer to seek God’s protection from the scourge. Barely a month later, he claimed victory over the disease and invited tourists to return to his East African nation.
The Kenyan central bank’s Monetary Policy Committee will hold its next rate-setting meeting on July 29, the bank said on Tuesday.
Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta announced on Monday a phased re-opening of the country from a coronavirus-induced lockdown, lifting restrictions in and out of the capital Nairobi and the coastal city of Mombasa.
The President, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Rev Samson Ayokunle, has urged the Federal Government to immediately overhaul the security apparatus of the country.
Leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State Sunday resolved to bury their hatchets and they endorsed the second term ambition of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu.
Godfrey Oboabona put in a good shift in Dinamo Batumi’s 4-0 triumph over FC Chikhura by accounting for an assist.
A former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, says societal values have disintegrated to the extent that online fraudsters otherwise known as ‘Yahoo boys’ have become role models in Nigerian society.
Atlético Madrid have confirmed that two member of their group have tested positive for coronavirus.
The Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NAOC) has denounced reports its facilities spewed crude oil into the Orashi River in Rivers State.
The management of the West African Examinations Council, WAEC, Nigeria, has debunked reports of a fire outbreak at its headquarters in Abuja.
The Federal House of Representatives, in it’s oversight function, has uncovered many power projects, put together at the cost of N156 billion, that are being abandoned or are yet to be completed by the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN).
President Muhammadu Buhari has urged heads of security and defence services to promote and implement comprehensive security philosophies of joint efforts and synergy through interagency cooperation to address the nation’s security challenge.
Some youths on Saturday protested what they called “the unabated killings in the southern part of Kaduna State”, a development they described as “very unfortunate” considering the presence of security personnel in the area.