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How Kenyan medics are contracting COVID-19

22 July 2020
More than 200 Kenyan health workers have contracted COVID-19. Medics want the government to do more to protect those on the frontline of fighting the disease. What needs to be done to protect these essential workers? ...
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Is Kenya Ready to Open Her Skies Again?

22 July 2020
President Uhuru Kenyatta announced that international air travel would resume on August 1st. We wondered, has Kenya taken enough measures to ensure that the lives of it's people and that of the visitors coming in are safe? ...
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Did pollution reduce during the restrictions?

7 July 2020
Remember when Osman Siddiqi took the famous photo capturing Mt. Kenya from Westlands, Nairobi? Everyone wondered whether the landmark was clear because of reduced air pollution during Covid-19 restrictions. Debunk Producer and data journalist Wakini Njogu put the ...
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Culture in the midst of a pandemic: Lessons from Ja Chiga’s chaotic funeral

7 July 2020
On the morning of June 11, 2020, Benard Obonyo breathed his last at St. Jairus Hospital in Kisumu. Were it not for who he was and the kind of following he commanded, his funeral would have been just like any ...
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Truckers, Sex Workers & Coronavirus

6 July 2020
Thousands of truck drivers working in East Africa were stranded for weeks at the Kenya - Uganda border. Traffic stretched more than 70 kilometers, making Busia county a Coronavirus hotspot. It’s what happened when poor coordination and suspicion between neighbouring ...
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Fake News Still Menace in Kenya’s Digital Space

30 June 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected all sectors across the globe economically and socially, including the media. Legacy media houses, especially, have been forced to review how they interact with their audiences and the ways in which they gather news. ...
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Protecting those fighting the coronavirus

15 June 2020
As the coronavirus subsided in China and spread around the world, a global shortage of masks and other protective equipment emerged. Frontline medical staff are still clamouring for the items needed to keep them safe while doing their jobs. ...
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Coronavirus shocks to fuel years of unrest and hunger in poorest economies

13 June 2020
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Economic shocks caused by the new coronavirus are set to fuel poverty ...
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The Toughest Triage

11 June 2020
When medical resources are limited, who should get care first? ...
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