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Domestic flights to resume 15 July as President Kenyatta sets 1 August for international travel resumption

The government has restored both domestic and international flights, beginning 15 July and 1 August respectively as part of the phased re-opening of the economy. Addressing the Nation Monday afternoon, President Uhuru Kenyatta said the return of air travel follows recent engagement between aviation stakeholders on safe return of air …

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IMF says Asia’s economy will shrink ‘for the first time in living memory’ due to the coronavirus

Asia’s economy is expected to shrink this year “for the first time in living memory,” the International Monetary Fund said, warning that the region could take several years to recover.   The fund said in blog post published Tuesday that Asia’s economy will likely contract by 1.6% this year — a downgrade from …

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d.light announces customer COVID relief donation from Shell partnership

d.light, a leading innovator of clean energy products and Shell have signed an agreement aimed at benefiting their customers in Kenya, Uganda and Nigeria. This support will help families continue to access the reliable electricity on which they depend to work, live, learn and communicate. Over 100,000 customers with solar …

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CBK extends free mobile money transactions below KSh1,000 for the rest of 2020

Kenyans will continue enjoying free mobile money transactions below KSh1,000 for the rest of the year, following the Central Bank of Kenya’s extension of measures to promote cashless transactions amidst the Covid-19 pandemic. “CBK notes that the measures were timely and highly effective in facilitating official and personal transfers at …

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