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Kenya’s top scientist warns of ‘super variants’ as India halts vaccine supply

At the peak of Kenya's third wave of Covid-19 in March, hospitals, buckling under the strain of the virus, saw their oxygen reserves fizzle out.
Published on May 15, 2021 07:47 PM IST

Kenya's Cheruiyot adjusts to reality of preparing for the Olympics in a pandemic

File Photo of Kenyan runner Timothy Cheruiyot.
Published on May 13, 2021 03:09 PM IST

Kenya stops private importation, administration of Covid-19 vaccines

So far around 160,000 people have been vaccinated in more than a month since just over 1 million doses were received. Patrick Meinhardt/Bloomberg
Published on Apr 03, 2021 05:09 PM IST

Avocados threaten to usher in 'massive human-wildlife conflicts' in Kenya

Elephants, if blocked by farms like KiliAvo's or others, would seek alternative routes: "This would ... result in massive human-wildlife conflicts." REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya
Published on Mar 03, 2021 04:05 PM IST

Robots deployed to boost Kenya's COVID-19 fight

Anti-pandemic robot named Jasiri, disinfects the passenger arrivals area, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) spread at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, Kenya February 12, 2021. REUTERS/Monicah Mwangi
Published on Feb 16, 2021 04:54 PM IST

Woman in Kenya recycles plastic waste into bricks stronger than concrete

Nzambi Matee, founder of Gjenge Makers, a social enterprise that recycles and up-cycles waste plastic into construction products.
Published on Feb 03, 2021 04:14 PM IST

Researchers detect Covid-19 variant unique to Kenya, nation says

Students of Olympic Primary School wait in a line to have their temperatures measured at the entrance of the school in the early morning of the official re-opening day of public schools on January 4, 2021, in Kibera slum, Kenya, as students return to school following a nine-month closure ordered by the government in March 2020 to curb the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. (Photo by Gordwin ODHIAMBO / AFP)
Published on Jan 14, 2021 11:33 AM IST

India starts UN Security Council term vowing to speak against terror

India’s term got underway on Monday with a flag installation ceremony, accompanied by the four other countries joining as non-permanent members of the UN Security Council.
Updated on Jan 04, 2021 11:36 PM IST

Scarred by 2020, Gen Z looks to a coronavirus-free future

Representational Image
Updated on Dec 24, 2020 06:34 PM IST

Don’t confuse forests for farms: Environmentalist Wanjira Mathai

Wanjira Mathai, WRI’s regional director for Africa
Updated on Dec 09, 2020 09:17 AM IST

Strive for a sustainable ocean economy

The most effective way of stopping ocean pollution is to tackle pollution on land. Shifting to a circular economy will yield enormous benefits
Updated on Dec 02, 2020 08:33 PM IST

Halima Aden quits fashion industry, Rihanna-Bella Hadid-Gigi Hadid support hijab-wearing American supermodel

Halima Aden quits fashion industry, Rihanna-Bella Hadid-Gigi Hadid support
Updated on Nov 27, 2020 02:07 PM IST

UAE halts visas to citizens of 13 mostly Muslim states including Pakistan

The document said applications for new employment and visit visas had been suspended for nationals - those outside the UAE - of 13 mostly Muslim-majority countries, including Iran, Syria, Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Updated on Nov 25, 2020 10:18 PM IST

World’s last known white giraffe gets GPS tracking device

The GPS tracking device will ping every hour to alert wildlife rangers to its location.
Published on Nov 17, 2020 05:06 PM IST

Kenya walked into the dragon’s trap. It holds a message for South Asia | Opinion

According to the Financial Times, China has transferred nearly $150 billion to governments and state-owned firms in Africa alone to secure commodity supplies and fund its global network of infrastructure projects, President Xi Jinping’s signature Belt and Road Initiative.
Updated on Nov 13, 2020 08:21 AM IST

33 Indian labourers held ‘hostage’ by Somalian company; High Commission steps in to resolve crisis

Rajesh Mani of Manav Seva Sansthan said 33 Indian labourers, including 25 workers from Uttar Pradesh, have been held hostage by a company in Somalia for the last eight months.
Updated on Oct 22, 2020 09:48 PM IST

From ‘role models’ to sex workers: Kenya’s child labour rises

According to UNICEF, the U.N. children’s agency, recent gains in the fight against child labour are at risk because of the pandemic.
Updated on Oct 20, 2020 08:11 PM IST

Pandemic driving children back to work, jeopardising gains

Reading, writing and times tables are giving way to sweat, blisters and fading hopes for a better life.
Updated on Oct 16, 2020 12:32 PM IST

Progress against coronavirus brings complacency in parts of Africa

A group of women dressed in traditional clothing pose for a selfie as they celebrate South Africa's Heritage Day at Zoo Lake park in Johannesburg.
Published on Sep 26, 2020 03:10 PM IST

Covid-19 can’t crush human rights, declares UN gathering

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, delivers opening remarks to the high-level virtual panel entitled "Participation, Human Rights and the Governance Challenge Ahead," Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, at UN headquarters in New York.
Published on Sep 25, 2020 10:26 PM IST

Altido Healthcare consulting recognized as ‘India’s most admirable healthcare brand’

Altido also does extensive post construction analysis to understand any future operational issues or guiding factors on a continuous basis to avoid pitfalls and keep on improving & restoring the design practice.
Updated on Sep 18, 2020 03:13 PM IST

Covid-19 led to global disruptions in TB testing, care

A health worker collects swab sample for coronavirus test in Ghaziabad, India, on September 15.
Updated on Sep 16, 2020 09:33 AM IST

Flamboyance of flamingos returns to Lake Nakuru in Kenya after 8 years

Flamingos crowd together in Lake Nakuru, Kenya.
Updated on Sep 04, 2020 11:25 AM IST

When MS Dhoni’s six cancelled a Pakistan cricketer’s ‘date’ with an Indian girl

MS Dhoni during an ODI against Pakistan
Updated on Aug 22, 2020 07:41 AM IST

Covid-19 travel restrictions have adverse effect on Africa’s tourism

Several African economies without mineral resources and oil have managed to monetise their beaches and wildlife. (Representational Image)
Updated on Aug 10, 2020 11:17 AM IST

Amid Covid-19 pandemic, snazzy face mask fashion reaches Kenya’s Nairobi

Kenyan fashionista James Maina Mwangi poses for a photograph as he displays his attire comprising at least 160 suits with matching accessories including a mask to prevent the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infection at his residence in Nairobi, Kenya July 30, 2020. Picture taken July 30, 2020.
Updated on Aug 01, 2020 01:18 PM IST

WE Charity scandal: Trudeau’s finance minister admits to travel gift

Canada's Minister of Finance Bill Morneau attends a news conference with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Ottawa, Ontario.
Updated on Jul 23, 2020 05:00 AM IST

Revise official history on India, British empire urgently, historians tell UK

At the conference in New Delhi where Lord Mountbatten disclosed Britain's partition plan for India.
Updated on Jul 22, 2020 03:49 PM IST

PHOTOS | No bed of roses: Masked workers pick flowers amid pandemic, rising cases

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A worker walks through rows of roses in a greenhouse while wearing protective equipment to help fight against the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at the Maridadi flower farm in Naivasha, Kenya, July 20, 2020. (REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 21, 2020 03:24 PM IST
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