Unique new research is looking at the effects of UBI during a pandemic by analyzing data from a massive ongoing 12-year income study in Kenya, and its conclusion suggests the policy may help individual well-being but it is not a silver-bullet solution in times of extreme disruption.
Google parent company Alphabet’s internet-beaming Project Loon balloons have taken on their first commercial task. The high-flying communications aircraft are now providing thousands of Kenyans with internet access.
The researchers are now investigating whether they can release infected mosquitoes into the wild, or use spores to suppress the disease, in order to reduce the incidence of the disease among humans.
A Kenyan startup, Opibus, is forging ahead with its plans to electrify old Matatus and Boda Bodas. Opibus begins mass EV conversions of minibuses and motorcycles in Q1 2020.
Drugs derived from Ivermectin, which makes human blood deadly to mosquitoes, could be available within two years
Schoolgirls who have reached puberty will now receive free sanitary towels from the government, a new law aimed at minimizing absenteeism and putting them at par with their male counterparts says.
The farm, known as the Lake Turkana Wind Power (LTWP) will generate around 310 megawatts of power to the national grid and will increase the country’s electricity supply by 13%.
A global data enterprise suggested in a post published last week by a US think tank that the share of abjectly poor Kenyans will drop from nearly 21 percent to 4.3 percent in 2030.
Starting next year, Loon balloons will soar high above the East African nation, sending 4G internet coverage down to its rural and suburban populations.