Archive | December, 2020

The UK’s International Trade Minister Ranil Jayawardena and Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary for Trade, Minister Betty Maina exchange the new trade deal

KENYA-UK: NEW YEAR, NEW TRADE DEAL

It’s a new deal: as the UK leaves the European Union later today a new trade agreement between the UK and Kenya comes into force. The ‘U.K.-Kenya Economic Partnership Agreement’ comes into effect on January 1 (to be reviewed every five years). In December Kenya signed an agreement with the U.K. to ensure continued preferential […]

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Nairobi traffic jam

FIFTEEN MINUTE JOURNEY TAKES THREE AND A HALF HOURS

By Mona Ombogo When it takes three and a half hours to make a fifteen-minute journey, a few things become clear; either the road system is failing Kenyans, or Kenyans are failing the road system. On Christmas Eve, that’s how long it took me to get to my house in Athi River, after leaving a […]

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Zeddy

LEARNING REDEFINED DURING ‘HANDS, MASKS AND SPACE’

By Zeddy Sambu A school for only teen mothers and their babies is set to open in January in the country. A first in Kenya, the specialised education needs center located in Central’s Nyeri County will cater for victims of sexual abuse and gender-based violence which have been on the rise during Covid-19 which has […]

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Caroline Pulver

EMPOWERING WOMEN AND YOUTH THROUGH EDUCATION AND SAVINGS

By Caroline Pulver How can we realise the potential of young people and women to benefit the whole economy? I have been reflecting on the power of education and the effectiveness of payment and savings tools like mobile money. If the youth and women are supported to reach their potential, there are economic dividends to […]

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Women's Empowerment

WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT IN KENYA

Africa and Kenya in particular has come a long way from the stereotype of a man walking on the road with a staff in his hand, wife trailing behind carrying firewood on her head, a child on her back and another suckling her breast. A long way yes, but not far enough. A lot has […]

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