A child or youth died once every 4.4 seconds in 2021 – UN report

Another 1.9 million babies were tragically stillborn during the same period, according to a separate UN report. An estimated 5 million children died before their fifth birthday and another 2.1 million children and youth aged between 5–24 years lost their lives in 2021, according to the latest estimates released by the United Nations Inter-agency Group The post A child or youth died once every 4.4 seconds in 2021 – UN report appeared first on Nairobi Law Monthly.
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Uganda Constitutional court quashes part of law used against government critics

A court in Uganda on Tuesday quashed a section of a communications law that has been used to prosecute government critics, journalists and writers, including two who fled to exile in Germany. Under Uganda’s Computer Misuse Act, one of the sections proscribes the use of electronic communication to “disturb the peace, quiet or right of The post Uganda Constitutional court quashes part of law used against government critics appeared first on Nairobi Law Monthly.
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How parts shortages have brought down KQ to its knees

Kenya Airways has been experiencing flight disruptions due to delays in securing aircraft components required for maintenance. The airline, which is one of Africa’s biggest, and already digged by perennial losses, may be forced to cut some flights if the challenges of getting the parts persist, its Chief Executive Officer Allan Kilavuka has said. “The challenges The post How parts shortages have brought down KQ to its knees appeared first on Nairobi Law Monthly.
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Accelerating cross-border payment in Africa

Yellow Card Financial, an African-based cryptocurrency exchange, recently launched its revolutionary new payment feature Yellow Pay in August last year. Less than six months later, the company has officially announced that the feature is now available across Africa. The payment feature allows customers to send and receive money through the Yellow Card crypto exchange platform, The post Accelerating cross-border payment in Africa appeared first on Nairobi Law Monthly.
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Google move to implement digital Vat boon to Kenya’s revenue efforts

Google, a major tech company, has announced its plans to implement a 16% VAT on all taxable gods and services in Kenya, on its platform. The implementation is expected to start from February 1st 2023. The move comes after the Kenyan government introduced the VAT (Digital Marketplace Supply) (Amendment) Regulation 2022 which has redefined digital marketplace The post Google move to implement digital Vat boon to Kenya’s revenue efforts appeared first on Nairobi Law Monthly.
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Slight growth for SSA as global economy faces recession

In 2022, growth in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) slowed to an estimated 3.4%, according to recent Global Economic Prospects report by the world bank. This was as a result of weakening external demand, high inflation, tightening global financial conditions and disruptions caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. This resulted in soaring food and energy prices, sharp The post Slight growth for SSA as global economy faces recession appeared first on Nairobi Law Monthly.
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March on towards 100% reliance on renewables

Kenya continues to lead its fellow African countries in relying on renewable energy sources as 86.98% of the electricity generated in the country comes from renewables according to an annual report by the Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA). EPRA states that the country currently generates more than 12,652.74 gigawatts hours of electricity annually, of The post March on towards 100% reliance on renewables appeared first on Nairobi Law Monthly.
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Banks take on mobile money behemoth, M-Pesa

Increasingly embattled by mobile money providers, traditional institutions are looking to wrestle control from industry leader, M-PESA, in a battle that could catalyse further innovation and financial inclusion in the region. By Seth Onyango “If you can’t beat them, join them” is the approach traditional banks in Kenya are adopting as they seek a greater The post Banks take on mobile money behemoth, M-Pesa appeared first on Nairobi Law Monthly.
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Masterminding Somalia’s Misrule

Somalia’s President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud is at the center of a spiraling disaster, and the country is mired in a protracted self-inflicted crisis. The army is disintegrating, the economy is in disarray, and public trust in the government is eroding. Mohamud came to power by running one of the most unconventional campaigns, rife with hate The post Masterminding Somalia’s Misrule appeared first on Nairobi Law Monthly.
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