Elevating Affordable Housing Investments In Emerging Markets With Green Building

Peridot Parkland Estate becomes the first post-construction project to receive EDGE Advanced in Nigeria. VICTOR, New York, May 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — International provider of affordable housing solutions, EchoStone, recently completed a community of 252 houses, Peridot Parkland Estate. This affordable housing community is the first in Nigeria, and among the first in Africa, to […]

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Many refugees living in Nairobi struggle to survive because of COVID-19

The economic impact of COVID-19 is being felt across the world. This also applies to refugees. For about eight years a team of researchers in the Refugee Economies Programme at the Oxford Refugee Studies Centre has been carrying out studies in East Africa. We work closely with refugees as our research assistants. Since the global pandemic began, we have been speaking with these research assistants to understand better the impact that COVID-19 is having on…

"Many refugees living in Nairobi struggle to survive because of COVID-19"

World Bank approves $1 billion funding for Kenya budget support

WASHINGTON, The World Bank has approved a $1 billion loan for Kenya to help it close a gaping budget deficit and tackle the economic shocks from the coronavirus pandemic. The loan, initiated before the health crisis started, is the second ever such direct lending for the budget from the World Bank, after the first was processed last year. “Its approval is timely, since it will help fill the financing gap generated by the severe, ongoing…

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UN agencies join forces to protect forcibly displaced during pandemic

To strengthen and advance public health services for millions of forcibly displaced people globally, two United Nations signed an agreement on Thursday to better protect some 70 million from COVID-19. The new pact, signed by the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) and UN refugee agency (UNHCR), updates and expands a 1997 agreement between the two and covers around 26 million people – 80 per cent of whom are refugees sheltering in low and…

"UN agencies join forces to protect forcibly displaced during pandemic"

Clergy Decry Police Harassment

The Clergy in Narok town on Wednesday decried alleged harassment by police officers despite complying with the laid down regulations to combat Covid – 19. Led by Bishop Jackson Solonka of Free Pentecost Church of Kenya, the spiritual leaders claimed that on Sundays, the local police always unlawfully intimidate and harasses some of them while they are engaged in live streaming of sermons at pulpits of their empty churches . “This is so ungodly and…

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How Kazi Mtaani Is Transforming Lives In Nakuru’slow-Income Settlements

As Kenya faces one of its toughest battles since independence against the Corona virus pandemic, which threatens to destroy the economy and way of life, the spirit of togetherness, hard work and resilience lives on in low income settlements within Nakuru as scores of youth clean up roads, unclog trenches and clear bushes. Though the normal routines of life have been endangered and the very fabric of Kenyan families shaken after the virus was reported…

"How Kazi Mtaani Is Transforming Lives In Nakuru’slow-Income Settlements"