IMF Approves KSh 257 Billion Financing Package Loan to Kenya

“Kenya’s debt remains sustainable, although it is at high risk of debt distress, according to the IMF.”

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COVID-19: New Deadlier COVID-19 Variant Found In Tanzania

“According to Krisp director Tulio de Oliveira, the new strain is the most mutated of all and has more than 10 modifications.”

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Kenya Records 44% Rise in COVID-19 Infections in Last 4 Weeks: Tops Africa in New Cases

“The new wave of the virus has come with different new symptoms thus posing a challenge on quick diagnosis.”

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Kenyan Counties Directed to Increase ICU Beds in the Wake of COVID-19 Third Wave

“Health Cabinet Secretary Mutai Kagwe directed counties to be ready for the COVID -19 third wave.”

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Kenyans concerned COVID-19 vaccines could disappear like Jack Ma’s donations: “It’s the same gov’t”

“Kenyans on Twitter wondered how they could entrust the same government which mismanaged Jack Ma’s donations to ensure the vaccines would be in safe hands.”

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US issues fresh travel advisory against Tanzania, urges citizens not to visit country

“‘Do not travel to Tanzania due to COVID-19. For the duration of the pandemic, Tanzania has not implemented stay at home orders, nor limited transportation options or business operations,’ the embassy said.”

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Magufuli urges Tanzanians to wear face mask as COVID-19 bites hard

“The head of state acknowledged the existence of the disease urging members of the public to take the virus-preventive measures including wearing facemasks.”

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WHO orders Tanzania to start reporting COVID-19 cases daily

“Since April 29, 2020, when the country announced that it had recorded 509 cases, with 21 deaths and 183 recoveries, the nation has not divulged more data concerning its COVID-19 situation.”

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Maalim Seif: Zanzibar’s first vice president dies of suspected COVID-19

“Maalim Seif had confirmed being diagnosed with COVID-19 and was undergoing treatment at a Tanzanian hospital. President Magufuli said he had received the news of his death with great shock and sent his condolences to the family.”

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Tanzania refuses to buy COVID-19 vaccine, plans to use natural herbs

“Ministry experts had been working with various groups to come up with natural herbs which have been helpful in managing the COVID-19 infection.”

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