News & Analysis: Kenya

Interview with Megan McDonald: COVID-19, African Capital Markets, and What Lies Ahead

COVID-19 Africa Watch talks to Megan McDonald of Standard Bank about the ongoing economic impacts of the pandemic, recent market developments, and the priorities for a robust recovery.

via COVID-19 Africa Watch

Interview: CBK Governor Dr. Patrick Njoroge on Kenya’s Priorities for Economic Resilience and Sustainability

Dr. Patrick Njoroge, Governor of the Central Bank of Kenya, speaks to COVID-19 Africa Watch about Kenya’s economic journey since the onset of the pandemic, the role government has played in mitigating the worst impacts on households and businesses, and the reasons for optimism when it comes to the path ahead.

via COVID-19 Africa Watch

Vaccine demand spirals as third wave hits home

“As the third wave of the coronavirus pandemic sweeps across Africa, the continent has become the most vulnerable region hit by the more transmissible Delta variant of the disease due to lack of vaccines and health facilities.”

via Africa Confidential

Kenya seeks Sh3.3 billion from Global Fund for COVID-19 war

“Kenya has returned to the Global Fund for Sh3.3 billion ($31.1 million) to boost its COVID-19 response amid an ambitious vaccination plan targeting the entire adult population by the end of next year.”

via Business Daily Africa

Siaya Hospitals Run out Of Oxygen and Beds as COVID-19 Cases, Deaths Soar

“The fourth wave of the pandemic has taken a toll on residents in the region, with statistics from the county department of health showing at least one patient dies daily.”

via Tuko

Health crisis as COVID-19 sweeps East Africa

“East Africa is in the throes of a public health crisis as its healthcare systems sag under the weight of a rapid third wave of COVID-19, largely blamed on the deadly Delta strain.”

via The East African

Kenyan medics decry lack of COVID-19 vaccines

“Kenya’s frontline workers, mostly doctors, have come out publicly to complain about missing their second dose appointments for a COVID vaccine due to a shortage in the East African country.”

via Anadolu Agency

East Africa aims to spend its way out of the pandemic recession

“Budget day on 10 June in East Africa meant ‘borrowing’, as the region’s three biggest economies unveiled their tax and spending plans for the coming fiscal year.”

via Africa Confidential

Lessons from COVID-19: What Shouldn’t Stop After the Pandemic

“We can count how many amazing things COVID-19 took away from us, and we can also choose to see what COVID-19 has done for us.”

via COVID HQ Africa

What Happens When the Vaccine Factory of the World Can’t Deliver?

“India stopped exporting COVID-19 vaccines in mid-April, leaving Covax and the 92 low-income and lower-middle-income countries that depend on the program in the lurch. The shortfall is estimated to be at 190 million doses by the end of June.”

via New York Times