Xoom, PayPal’s money transfer service, announced that the company’s customers in the US, UK, Canada and Europe can now send secure and convenient money transfers directly to mobile wallets in key markets across Africa with a focus on the underbanked segment. This new service expands the company’s offering to send money to mobile wallets in Burundi, Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe—with plans to include more markets in 2021. Read more
BOMAS, NAIROBI, KENYA (OCTOBER 30, 2017) (CITIZEN TV) – Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta won last week’s repeat presidential election with slightly more than 98 percent of the vote, the head of the election commission said on Monday (October 30).
NAKURU, KENYA (OCTOBER 22, 2017) (PRESIDENTIAL PRESS SERVICES) – President Uhuru Kenyatta urged Kenyans to uphold peace before, during and after October 26, the day set aside for a repeat presidential election. Continue reading
Kenyan borrowers struggle to hang onto their assets as auctions heat up. A severe drought earlier this year, a slowdown in bank lending, and a prolonged period of political uncertainty are creating a growing pool of distressed borrowers whose assets are being seized by newly aggressive lenders in the east African powerhouse.
NAIROBI, KENYA (SEPTEMBER 1, 2017) (REUTERS) – Kenya’s opposition leader Raila Odinga on Friday (September 1) called for prosecution of electoral committee officers following a “historic” decision by the Supreme Court to nullify election results. Continue reading
NAIROBI, KENYA (SEPTEMBER 1, 2017) (REUTERS) – Kenya’s Supreme Court on Friday (September 1) declared President Uhuru Kenyatta’s election win invalid due to irregularities committed by the election board and ordered a new vote in 60 days.
KIBERA, NAIROBI, KENYA (AUGUST 17, 2017) (REUTERS) – Violence erupted in Nairobi’s Kibera slum in the Kenyan capital on Saturday morning (August 17). Continue reading
Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta secured a second term in office, the election commission announced on Friday, but the opposition rejected the result saying the process was undermined by fraud. Lisa Bernhard reports. Continue reading
KISUMU, KENYA (AUGUST 11, 2017) (REUTERS) – When Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta secured a second term in office on Friday (August 11) he set off wild street celebrations by his supporters and protests in the strongholds of opposition leader Raila Odinga in the capital and the west of the country. Continue reading
Caster Semenya told reporters that she has “no time for nonsense” when it comes to allegations over her high natural testosterone levels. Continue reading