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Kenya Begins Phasing Out Old Passports

Kenya is set to replace the current ‘analogue’ travel documents with the new electronic passport come September 1 in a move aimed at curbing forgery and easing clearance at international airports. This means that holders of old generation passports will be locked out of the new system soon as they will only remain active for […]

Kenyans abroad made record monthly remittances in May consolidating the inflows’ position as the highest foreign exchange source ahead of tea, official data showed yesterday. Monthly data released by the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) showed that diaspora remittances reached $161.50 million (Sh16.78 billion) in May, a growth of 10.04 per cent compared to $146.76 […]

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A technology firm has partnered with National Geographic to live-stream the ongoing wildebeest migration. HerdTracker will this week conduct a live broadcast of the wildebeest migration from Kenya’s Maasai Mara National Park to Serengeti in Tanzania. “The migration is one of nature’s greatest spectacles. The river crossings are the main reasons why thousands of travellers […]

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Wave, a New York-based money transfer firm, has expanded its M-Pesa-linked diaspora remittance services to the United Kingdom. This means that East Africans living in the UK can now use the Wave app to send money directly to Safaricom’s M-Pesa wallets, as well as to Uganda and Ethiopia through MTN mobile money. They can also […]

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An additional 600 cancer specialists from Kenya will undergo training in the next four years in a move aimed at improving local capacity to diagnose and treat the disease. The East African Development Bank (EADB) and the British Council announced on Friday that they have partnered with the UK’s Royal College of Physicians to roll […]

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