Brazil’s Central Bank has cleared the way for Facebook’s
WhatsApp messaging service to let its users send each other funds using the
visa Inc and Mastercard card networks.
“We are making the final preparations to have payments on
WhatsApp available in Brazil as soon as possible,” the company
is weighing options for its bottling business in Africa, including a sale or
initial public offering.
According to a report by Bloomberg, the soft drinks giant holds 66.5 percent of Coca-Cola beverages in Africa and is speaking with potential advisers about its exit options.
By CGTN | New York state lawmakers passed a bill Tuesday legalizing recreational marijuana, with Governor Andrew Cuomo saying he would sign it into law.
New York will join 14 other US states and the District of
Columbia in permitting cannabis use after the bill was backed
Sunday school sessions and madrassa classes have been
indefinitely suspended with immediate effect in Mombasa County as part of new
measures to contain the spread of coronavirus in the coastal county.
county’s emergency response committee on COVID-19 co-chaired by Mombasa Governor
Hassan Joho and Mombasa County Commissioner Gilbert Kitiyo said
Fresh Produce Consortium is proposing linking of exporters to markets in a bid
to balance the trade deficit between Kenya and Korea.
In a virtual forum held on Tuesday, the consortium chief executive Kisegere Ojepat engaged with the Kenyan Ambassador to South Korea Mwende Mwinzi and
Kenya risks joining the UK’s blacklist of countries from where travellers are subjected to mandatory stay at quarantine hotels due to the government’s reluctance to close the border with neighbouring Tanzania.
According to the newspaper Telegraph,
quoting a source from the British High Commission in Nairobi, said
The National Treasury
borrowed Ksh. 3.385 billion daily between January 2020 and January 2021, new
data released by the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) now shows.
This is after the CBK
revealed that Kenya’s level of public debt rose to Ksh.7.35 trillion in
January, denoting a 20 percent year-on-year
Konza Technopolis will soon have a state-of-the-art security centre, marking the beginning of a major milestone in setting the standards for policing in Kenya and in the region.
Cabinet Secretary Dr. Fred Matiangí and his Information Communication Technology
and Innovation Counterpart, Joe Mucheru presided over the ground-breaking
Tanzania Parliament unanimously approved
Dr. Phillip Mpango on Tuesday as the new Vice President of Tanzania.
He was approved by all the 363 Members of
Parliament when his name was presented before the Speaker of Tanzania’s
Parliament Job Ndugai.
Dr. Mpango’s approval came shortly after
Tanzania’s President Suluhu Hassan appointed him
By CGTN | The International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) executive board has approved a Ksh.34.2 billion ($312.4 million) extended credit facility arrangement for Madagascar to help it cushion the effects of the coronavirus pandemic and climate-related shocks, said the IMF.
“The COVID-19 pandemic continues to take a