Maasai Mara migration: Few tourists see Kenya’s wonder of world

One of the natural wonders of the world is under way in Africa – the annual migration of hundreds of thousands of wildebeest. But unlike normal times, few tourists are able to see their journey from Kenya to Tanzania. As Al Jazeera’s Catherine Soi reports from the Maasai Mara Game Reserve, the COVID-19 pandemic has … Read more Maasai Mara migration: Few tourists see Kenya’s wonder of world

‘At war’: Kenya extends COVID-19 restrictions

President Uhuru Kenyatta has extended a curfew and banned the sale of alcohol in restaurants for a month after a surge in cases of COVID-19. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters brings you the latest business, finance and breaking news video from around the globe. Our reputation for accuracy and impartiality is unparalleled. Get the latest news on: … Read more ‘At war’: Kenya extends COVID-19 restrictions

‘I miss racing’: world 1,500m champion eyes his return

Kenya’s Timothy Cheruiyot is back on training, after months of disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic, and plans to return to competitive running next month. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters brings you the latest business, finance and breaking news video from around the globe. Our reputation for accuracy and impartiality is unparalleled. Get the latest news on: … Read more ‘I miss racing’: world 1,500m champion eyes his return

Malaria deaths surge in Africa amid fight against COVID-19

The World Health Organization is warning that malaria-related deaths in sub-Saharan Africa could more than double this year because of disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The health emergency has shut down large-scale treatment and prevention programmes around the globe. In Kenya, medical workers say many people suffering from malaria are staying away from health … Read more Malaria deaths surge in Africa amid fight against COVID-19

Kenya’s colonial inequalities continue, decades after independence – BBC News

The Black Lives Matter protests in the UK and the debate over public statues have shone a light on the nation’s imperial past and its continuing reverberations. Kenya was at the heart of the British Empire in Africa, with the country’s best and most fertile land owned by a small elite. The country gained independence … Read more Kenya’s colonial inequalities continue, decades after independence – BBC News

COVID-induced khat shortage adds to health problems in Somalia

Somalia is a major market for the narcotic leaf, and affected users are going for long periods without sleep, Khat is grown in Kenya’s central highlands before being driven at breakneck speeds to airports to keep it fresh for consumers abroad. Since Somalia ceased air travel in late March, the price of the leaf has … Read more COVID-induced khat shortage adds to health problems in Somalia

Kenya’s Mohamed vies to be WTO’s first female chief

The World Trade Organization has never been led by a woman or an African, and Kenya’s Amina Mohamed hopes she will be the first. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters brings you the latest business, finance and breaking news video from around the globe. Our reputation for accuracy and impartiality is unparalleled. Get the latest news on: http://reuters.com/ … Read more Kenya’s Mohamed vies to be WTO’s first female chief

Ethiopian dam blamed as fish dry up in Kenyan lake

Environmentalists and fishing communities who eke out a living on Lake Turkana, in northern Kenya’s shore, say a giant hydropower dam, Gibe III, being built in neighboring Ethiopia on the River Omo, drastically reduced the lake’s fish stocks. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters brings you the latest business, finance and breaking news video from around the globe. … Read more Ethiopian dam blamed as fish dry up in Kenyan lake

Safaris at a wildlife conservancy go virtual during the coronavirus pandemic

With the absence of tourists, Jimmy Lemara, the manager of Porini Mara Camp at the Ol Kinyei Conservancy in Kenya, live-streams his solo safaris. Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2020/world/coronavirus-africa-tourism-wildlife/. Subscribe to The Washington Post on YouTube: https://wapo.st/2QOdcqK Follow us: Twitter: https://twitter.com/washingtonpost Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/washingtonpost/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/washingtonpost/

Why is Rwanda the only Sub-Saharan African country considered Covid-19 ‘safe’ by EU?

African countries have announced they are gradually lifting coronavirus restriction, including reinstigating international flights. Senegal said it will open its skies as of July 15, Kenya and Rwanda expect to restore flights on August 1st. This comes as Rwanda is seen as one of the countries which managed to keep the pandemic in control, even … Read more Why is Rwanda the only Sub-Saharan African country considered Covid-19 ‘safe’ by EU?

Kenya wildlife reserves threatened as tourism plummets

Wildlife reserves in Kenya are being threatened after a loss of tourism dollars due to the coronavirus pandemic. Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our APP on Apple Store (iOS): https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cctvnews-app/id922456579?l=zh&ls=1&mt=8 Download our APP on Google Play (Android): https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.imib.cctv Follow us on: Website: https://www.cgtn.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChinaGlobalTVNetwork/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/CGTNOfficial Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cgtn/?hl=zh-cn Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/CGTNOfficial/ Weibo: http://weibo.com/cctvnewsbeijing … Read more Kenya wildlife reserves threatened as tourism plummets

Remittances to Kenya hit hard by COVID-19

Many African families depend on money sent home by relatives working abroad; in fact, remittances to Africa grew from $4.8bn in 2000 to $48bn in 2018. Today, many are struggling to pay for food and rent as coronavirus lockdowns have caused mass unemployment and stopped billions of dollars in remittances. The World Bank predicts a … Read more Remittances to Kenya hit hard by COVID-19

Wildlife Crime/COVID-19 & other topics – Daily Briefing (10 July 2020)

Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. Highlights: – Wildlife Crime – Sustainable Development – Yemen – Syria – Azerbaijan – Mali – Sudan – Kosovo – Seafarers – Hagia Sophia – Lebanon – World Population Day – Press Briefing Monday WILDLIFE CRIME Today, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime released its … Read more Wildlife Crime/COVID-19 & other topics – Daily Briefing (10 July 2020)