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Kenya: Magoha picks committee to advise on school reopening

Africa/Kenya/17-05-2020/Author: Suleiman Yeri/Source: www.kbc.co.ke Education Cabinet Secretary Prof. George Magoha has appointed a 10 member committee to explore the best possible strategies of restoring normalcy in the basic education sector. The committee which starts its work immediately will be headed by Kenya Institute for Curriculum Development Chairperson Dr Sarah Ruto. The members are Indimuli Kahi, […]

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Kenya launches the Great Covid-19 innovation challenge

Africa/Kenya/03-05-2020/Author(a): Claire Wanja/Source: www.kbc.co.ke Kenya through Konza Technopolis Development Authority (KoTDA), has partnered with the Association of Countrywide Innovation Hubs,private sector,academia,Non-Governmental Organizations and the United Nations Development Program(UNDP), to launch the Great Covid-19 Innovation Challenge. Konza Technopolis has convened multiple stakeholders to co-create technology-based solutions, by harnessing the creativity and innovative capabilities of Kenyans and […]

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USA: Amazon-owned grocery chain workers stage ‘sickout’ for better safety & benefits as retail giants hit by sweeping strikes

North America/United States/05-04-2020 / Author and Source: www.rt.com Whole Foods employees have called in sick from work en masse to demand better pay, benefits and a safer working environment amid the coronavirus outbreak. They join the Amazon and Instacart workers already on strike. Whole Worker, a group representing employees of the Amazon-owned Whole Foods grocery […]

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Coronavirus: Republic of Ireland to close schools and colleges

Europe/Ireland /15-03-2020 / Author and Source: www.bbc.com Schools, colleges and other public facilities in the Republic of Ireland are to close in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. Taoiseach (Irish prime minister) Leo Varadkar said the measures take effect from 18:00 on Thursday until 29 March. He said that Northern Ireland and the UK would […]

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Child undernutrition costing Kenya’s economy Ksh 373b: Study

Africa/Kenya/24-11-2019/Author(a): Ministry Of Health/Source: www.kbc.co.ke Por: Ministry Of Health The cost of child undernutrition to the Kenya’s economy is 373.9 billion shillings, which represents a loss of 6.9 percent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) as at 2014, this is according to a study.  The study dubbed “ Cost of Hunger in Africa (COHA) – […]

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Kenya: 31 student leaders of Pwani University expelled

Africa/Kenya/17-11-2019/Author (a) and Source: www.kbc.co.ke 31 student leaders at Pwani University have been expelled from the campus following the October 14th strike that led to the closure of the institution. Addressing the media on Thursday, a section of the student leaders led by their president Fikirini Jacobs promised to appeal against the Board’s decision. The […]

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Kenya: Starehe girls closed over unknown disease

Africa/Kenya/16-10-2019/Author: Margaret Kalekye/Source: www.kbc.co.ke Starehe Girls Centre has been closed indefinitely after an outbreak of what has now been established to be a common flu. There was panic at the prestigious school after 52 students were quarantined when they started coughing, sneezing and having fever. “The Starehe Girls Centre Community confirms that there has been […]

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